If you're a loyal Apple user, you probably have quite a few apps on your iOS device. Your friends probably do, too. And so do their friends. And so do a lot more people: The company's App Store is rapidly approaching 50 billion downloads.
To celebrate the occasion, Apple has launched a promotion in which the person who downloads the 50 billionth app will win a $10,000 App Store gift card. Additionally, the people who are responsible for one of the next 50 app downloads will win $500 to spend in the company's app marketplace.
The excitement surrounding app downloads has only intensified in the nearly five years since Apple first launched its App Store. The company ran a similar promotion to celebrate its 25 billionth app download as recently as February 2012, and it celebrated its 10 billionth download in a similar fashion slightly more than a year before that, MacRumors noted. In other words, app downloads are doubling on almost a yearly basis. At this rate, the store will reach 100 billion downloads next year!
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