Apple’s App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch reached the 25 billion download mark Friday night and winning one lucky shopper a US$10,000 iTunes gift card. The company is giving away the gift card as part of its promotional countdown to 25 billion app downloads.
Apple’s App Store: Over 25 billion downloads
Apple launched the App Store on July 10, 2008, and less than a year later hit its first billion download mark in April 2009. Only about five months later, that number jumped to 2 billion in September 2009, and hit 3 billion in January 2010.
Based on the App Store’s explosive growth rate, and the popularity of Apple’s iOS device lineup, Apple is probably already making plans for its next multi-billion download milestone.
Apple hasn’t yet announced the 25 billion download contest winner.