July 10th 2008 saw the launch of the iOS App Store and the sales numbers have been stellar ever since. The next milestone to arrive will be the 10 billionth download, and Apple will be celebrating by giving the lucky downloader a $10,000 App Store gift card.
Let’s just think about that 10 billion number for a minute. It’s taken the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch just 2 and a half years to reach that incredible number, but now there’s a new kid on the block in the guise of the Mac App Store. If Apple choose to combine the sales numbers for both stores, one can only imagine how quickly we’ll be seeing the 20 billionth app be downloaded!
Now, I’m off to download some apps – I want that gift card!