May 10

Apple has just increased its promotion for the upcoming milestone of 50 billion downloads from the App Store, moving it to the front page of The person who downloads the 50 billionth app will receives a $10,000 iTunes Store gift card and the next 50 downloaders will all receive a $500 gift cards. The promotion page now also shows a rotating series of iPad mini app photos with associated facts to put the “50 billion” number in perspective.

– “With 50 billion steps, you could walk around the earth more than 800 times.” [Solar Walk]

– “With 50 billion bricks, you could build 12 Great Walls of China.” [ProCamera HD]

– “Counting to 50 billion would take you 1600 years.” [Intro to Math, by Montessorium]

The app store will reach the 50 billionth app download in about one week from now.

Via [MacRumors]

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