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Apple App Store approaches 50 billion app downloads

Apple App Store approaches 50 billion app downloads
Zen Terrelonge


Devices / iPhone / May 3rd 2013 at 1:22PM

Releases all-time app charts and offers $10,000 gift card to mark the milestone.

Say what you like about Apple, but the company becomes rather generous when it approaches big milestones, and the imminent 50 billionth app download from the App Store will be given the traditional fanfare.

The iPhone maker says the downloader that takes it to the big 50 will receive a $10,000 App Store gift card, while anyone to download one of the first 50 apps after that will pocket a $500 App Store gift card.

Additionally, with Apple feeling so nostalgic, the company has released the UK's Top All-Time most popular free and paid apps:

Top All-Time Paid Apps - iPhone:

1.     WhatsApp Messenger
2.     Angry Birds
3.     Doodle Jump
4.     Fruit Ninja
5.     Cut The Rope
6.     Angry Birds Seasons
7.     TuneIn Radio Pro
9.     Draw Something
10.   Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Top All-Time Free Apps - iPhone:

1.    Facebook
2.    Skype
3.    eBay
4.    YouTube
5.    Twitter
6.    Instagram
7.    Temple Run
8.    Draw Something Free
9.    Google Search
10.  Google Earth

Top All-Time Paid Apps - iPad:

1.    Pages
2.    Angry Birds HD
3.    SCRABBLE for iPad
4.    GarageBand
5.    MONOPOLY for iPad
6.    FIFA 13 by EA Sports
7.    Numbers
8.    Fruit Ninja HD
9.    Angry Birds Star Wars HD
10.  Keynote

Top All-Time Free Apps - iPad:

1.    BBC iPlayer
2.    Skype for iPad
3.    ITV Player
4.    eBay for iPad
5.    4oD
6.    Calculator for iPad Free
7.    Angry Birds HD Free
8.    Sky Go
9.    Kindle
10.  Facebook