Apple announced that its 50 billion download promotion is over, though the company has yet to announce the winner of the event. Announced on May 2nd, the App Store's home page now shows the simulator counter at 50 billion, and clicking through to that page offers the following image:
There is also a message accompanying the image that reads:
It's official—the 50 billionth app has been downloaded. Check back soon when we announce the winner of the $10,000 App Store Card. Plus, check out the most popular paid and free apps—each one having played a big role in achieving this historic benchmark.
We'll post a new story when Apple announces the winner and the app that was the golden ticket.