Ohio Man Receives $10K for Downloading Apple’s 50 Billionth App

Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by ABC News No Comments

Apple(NEW YORK) — Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio, hit the app jackpot Tuesday afternoon when he pressed the download button on a word game app called Say the Same Thing and sent Apple over the 50 billion app download mark, winning the $10,000 prize.

Earlier this month, Apple announced that it was nearing the milestone, and that it would award the person who downloaded the 50 billionth app with a $10,000 gift card for the App Store.

According to Apple, the 50 billion download number does not include redownloads of apps or updates.  

Steve Jobs announced the launch of the App Store in the summer of 2008 with 500 apps.  It now has more than 850,000 iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps, with more than 350,00 iPad-specific apps.

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