10 Billion Downloads Achieved! Winner Crowned and No, It Isn't Me!
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/22/apple_reaches_10_billion_downloads_on_the_ios_app_store.html' target='_blank'>http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._app_store.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Apple on Saturday announced that its iOS App Store for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has reached the milestone of 10 billion downloads since its launch in 2008."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1295826219.usr105634.jpg" /></p><p>The contest started on January 14th this year, and ended over this past weekend, by <a href="http://www.loopinsight.com/2011/01/22/apple-reaches-10-billion-apps-downloaded/" target="_blank">someone in the UK downloading</a> a free app called "Paper Glider." This past year the App Store had over 7 billion downloads, which far surpassed it's first year total of 1.5 billion.</p><p>And if you are curious about what 10 billion represents, other than a huge number of apps in a short time, you can read some examples in <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/the-hugeness-of-10-billion-apps-2011-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider+(Silicon+Alley+Insider)" target="_blank">this article</a> from Business Insider. On another note related to this milestone, check out the <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5741132/woman-hangs-up-on-apple-nearly-misses-out-on-10000-app-store-prize?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)" target="_blank">story on how the winner almost wasn't</a>. </p>
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