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Apple has reached a landmark figure of 25 billion downloads in its App Store and is offering a prize of a $10,000 iTunes gift card to one lucky user to celebrate.

Apple has reached a landmark figure of 25 billion downloads in its App Store and is offering a prize of a $10,000 iTunes gift card to one lucky user to celebrate.

 
The Cupertino, California-based company began its countdown last week, achieving the major milestone over the weekend when Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China downloaded the free trial version of Disney's game app Where's My Water?
 
Fu will now receive the huge iTunes gift card as thanks from Apple for helping it reach its record goal. $10,000 will be more than enough to encourage her to buy the full version of the game, and dozens more, as well as thousands of songs, films and other media.
 
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“We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, SVP of Internet Software and Services at Apple. “When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.”
 
The record was achieved by users of the over 315 million iOS devices across the world, with over 550,000 apps on offer. The App Store launched in 2008 and broke the one billion download barrier within a year. Only four years later it has grown that figure by more than 25 times.