The big Apple mockery of Google with the 50 billion iOS app downloads milestone announcement

On May 16, 2013

A plus for Apple as they beat Google in more app downloads. At their Wednesday I/O conference, Google couldn’t hide their glee as they announced that Google Play Store has seen their Android OS attain 48 billion app downloads. Now, Apple couldn’t have timed their own announcement any better for hardly had Google made their proud declaration than the hardware designer dropped a bombshell. Apple has hit the 50 billion app downloads milestone. Call it mocking their rival if you like.

The iOS app crowned for taking Apple to that milestone is – Say the Same Thing, a word game from Space Inch LLC. The winner of the $10,000 iTunes gift card has since been named; Brandon Ashmore from Ohio is a very happy fellow- he’ll certainly never forget Apple named him the downloader of their 50 billionth iOS app in May 2013.

Going by the figures- the announced downloads in January were 40 billion- Apple is getting an average of about 78.1 million app downloads daily. The giant sure continues reigning. According to the SVP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, “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.”