Apple has released an official statement announcing the winner of the $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading the 50 billionth app from the App Store.
The winner is Brandon Ashmore of Mentor, Ohio. The landmark app download that he downloaded was Say the Same by Space Inch, LLC.
Apple revealed that customers were downloading more than 800 apps per second at a rate of over two billion apps per month on the App Store.
“Apple would like to thank our incredible customers and developers for topping 50 billion apps downloaded,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, said. “The App Store completely transformed how people use their mobile devices and created a thriving app ecosystem that has paid out over nine billion dollars to developers. We’re absolutely floored to cross this milestone in less than five years.”
The following 50 customers to download apps will also receive $500 gift certificates. Apple officially reached this milestone yesterday, having started the promo on May 2.