The image above is from Todd McLellan’s Things Come Apart series of images that explores retro to modern daily items that have, are, or will be in our everyday lives.
Definitely many more parts than my Lego vintage Mac…
That’s a 50 with nine zeroes behind. 50,000,000,000.
The App Store opened in July 2008 and hit the 100 million app downloads mark in two months. By April 2009 it hit its first billion mark. By Jan 2011 it hit the 10 billion mark.
If you’re the lucky one to download the 50,000,000,000th app, you could win a nice US$10,000 App Store Gift Card. If you happen to be the next 50 downloaders after the 50,000,000,000th, you can still win US$500 App Store Gift Card.
Alternatively, you can also enter this sweepstake without purchasing or downloading any app but fill up this form … but where’s the fun?
In order to win, you need to be 13 years of age or older at the time of entry…plus other rules here.
At post time, the counter is 700-million apps short of the magic number…keep a look out!
Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera.
Lovely ad. I believe I have done everything shown here.
update – tickets sold out within two minutes.
Apple just announced the dates for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference – June 10 to 14 to be held in San Francisco, USA. Tickets at US$1,599 each will be on sale tonight from 1am (SGT). In order to buy a ticket, you must be a member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program as of the announcement of WWDC (5:30 a.m. PDT, April 24, 2013) and at the time of your ticket purchase. Developers between 13 and 17 years of age must have their ticket purchased by their parent or guardian who is an eligible member.
WWDC 2013 Student Scholarship
If you are a student who has interest in coding and has created your own apps, you can also try applying for the WWDC 2013 Student Scholarship where if awarded, will receive one ticket to the WWDC 2013 worth (US$1,599). To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a full or part-time student, 13 years of age or older, and a current member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer University Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or Mac Developer Program. Applications will begin on 30 April 12am (SGT) and will close at 3 May 8am (SGT).
What to expect at WWDC 2013?
There will definitely be the unveiling of new OS X and iOS as highlighted by Phil Schiller in the press release:
“We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.”
What is not known is whether there will be updates to any of the Mac or iOS products as by WWDC 2013 keynote, it will be 230 days since Apple last announced any new product.