We did it! Well, someone out there hit 50 billion App Store downloads

Lucky duck

We thought we heard bells and whistles over the din of Google IO, and it turns out it wasn't just the result of an Android overdose: Apple's App Store surpassed its 50 billion download mark this afternoon.

"We just hit 50 million app downloads," the official App Store Twitter account announced. "Thank you. It couldn't have happened without you #50BillionApps."

A little somber, but you're welcome nonetheless, Apple. No word yet on who the lucky winner(s) of $10,000 (around £6,400/AU$9,740) App Store gift card is yet, though none of our friends have posted on Facebook about it.

Oh well...we can try for 1 trillion.

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As the US News Editor, Michelle (Twitter, Google+) keeps her eye on all things tech with particular interest on phones, tablets and finding out who the people are behind the devices. Any phone that can survive a regular (accidental) drop has her vote for best handset. Michelle previously worked covering local news in the Bay Area and has been with TechRadar since July 2012.