13 year old wins Apple's one billion app countdown contest

Posted by Simpur | Posted in , , , | Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009

It hasn't been long since we told you of the news that 500 million applications had already been downloaded from Apple's revolutionary App Store back in February, but the iPod & iPhone creators announced on Friday that they had just reached the milestone of 1 billion downloads - an amazing feat, considering that the store was only launched nine months ago.

Apple launched their Billion App Countdown contest two weeks ago, giving App Store customers from all around the world a chance to win a $10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod Touch, a 17-inch MacBook Pro, and a Time Capsule to the one person who downloads the billionth app from its online store.

Connor Mulcahey, a 13 year-old from Connecticut was announced as the lucky winner of the fabulous prizes after he downloaded 'Bump', a FREE social networking application (some people have all the luck!).

Today, the groundbreaking App Store has more than 35,000 free and paid applications available, so whether you're just a casual gamer or into something else, there's bound to be an app for you. There's never been a better time to get an iPhone or iPod Touch. For a taste of the quality of applications available, click here to read our Play@Simpur post on iPhone / iPod Touch Apps.

Articles: Mac Rumors, 9 to 5 Mac, Apple Press Release
Product Info: Apple App Store, Play@Simpur feature

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