Apple gets ready to celebrate App Store’s fifth birthday


Back in July 2008, as it launched the iPhone 3G, Apple introduced the world to the App Store we know today. Both the store itself and the selection of apps it offers have come a long way since then, and as we creep up on its five-year anniversary, it looks like Apple is getting a little sentimental for the occasion.

Apple’s been distributing posters like you see above to some of its fans in the industry, highlighting the App Store’s growth over the years, like that big 50 billion download milestone it hit just a little earlier this year.

While Apple had a big contest constructed around hitting that 50B mark, we wonder if this poster might indicate similarly grand plans for the fifth anniversary, and we could also see a new promotion about to kick off. Possibly nothing so nice as the $10,000 gift card the guy who download the 50 billionth app scored, but maybe a few days of big savings on apps or something might be appropriate?

Unfortunately, we don’t have any higher-res a copy of Apple’s poster than what you see above. If anything nicer surfaces, we’ll pass it along.

Source: Tim Bradshaw (Twitter)
Via: 9to5 Mac

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