A little over two years after its 2008 debut, Apple’s App Store hit the 10 billion mark on Saturday. Although the company is involved in a dispute with Microsoft about trademarking the title “App Store,” Saturday’s milestone was nothing short of an accomplishment.
Apple’s App Store has over 300,000 apps in 20 categories ranging from games and sports to business and health. These apps are available for download on the iPhone and there are also a wide variety of apps available for the Apple iPad and iPod Touch. While many are free, others start at just 99¢ and downloading them could not be easier–just a click of an icon on the screen. The company also recently launched a Mac App Store for downloading apps and software for Mac computers.
According to USA Today, Apple released an announcement leading up to the milestone download that whoever downloaded the 10 billionth app would win a $10,000 iTunes gift card. The winner has recently been announced as Gail Davis from Orpington, Kent in the U.K. She won the $10,000 gift card by downloading Paper Glider, a game that is one of the App Store’s best sellers.
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