Apple: The 50 Billionth App Store Download Will Win a $10K iTunes Card

Apple has yet again launched a contest to celebrate app download milestones within its App Store. Today the company has announced the 50 billionth app download winner will receive a US $10,000 App Store gift card, plus $500 cards to the next 50 additional app downloaders.

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Within iTunes, there is a live counter showing apps being downloaded–currently just under 800 million downloads are remaining to reach 50 billion. Apple does say this counter is for “illustrative purposes only” though.

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Apple says the promotion is open to entrants 13 years or older and excludes the province of Quebec. Canadian winners will be required to answer a skill testing question. You can also enter up to 25 times per day without purchasing or downloading an app here (Update: Apple’s link wasn’t working; new link added–thanks James).

Apple held a similar promotion last year to celebrate its 25 billionth app download, which resulted in a winner from China winning the $10,000 iTunes card after downloading Where’s My Water in late April. Good luck!