Apple’s App Store hits 25 billion downloads milestone

Apple’s App Store has hit the 25 billion downloads milestone and, accordingly, the 25 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion has ended.

Apple says to check back later to see who’s won the US$10,000 App Store Gift Card redeemable in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store.

Apple’s App Store opened for business on July 10, 2008. The one billion downloads milestone was hit on April 23, 2009. The 10 billion downloads milestone was reached on Saturday, January 22, 2011.

Apple iOS App Store 25 billion downloads milestone

Related articles:
Apple’s App Store hits 25 billion downloads milestone – March 3, 2012
Apple’s App Store hits 10 billion downloads milestone – January 22, 2011
Apple’s App Store downloads top 3 billion milestone – January 5, 2010
Apple’s App Store passes 2 billion downloads milestone; Over 85,000 apps now available – September 28, 2009
Apple’s App Store hits 1 billion downloads in just nine months (with video) – April 23, 2009


  1. Let me get this right: the winner gets to spend $10,000 on downloaded music, books and apps, but not at the Apple store? I sure hope no one wasted any time actively trying to win that prize. It would be like winning the opportunity to buy $10,000 worth of shoes. Great — up to a point. That said, Apple rocks, and I have spent more than a few dollars for apps, music and books.

    1. …there’s also the Mac App Store, don’t forget. If I won, I’d be loading up on a lot of major desktop apps like Final Cut Pro and Aperture. Could spend a lot of money really easily.

  2. I’m glad it wasn’t me because it would be taxable. Winning $10,000 as a coupon and then having to pay taxes on that, it comes out to just a major discount.

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