Just recently, Apple has reached its latest milestone: 50 Billion App downloads from their Apple App Store. Ever since the store opened in July 2008, it has risen from 500 apps to over 850,000 apps, with 350,000 of those specifically tailored for the iPad. The milestone naturally excludes re-downloaded apps and updates. At a peak rate of more than 800 apps per seconds, the store hit its goal, with Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio being the lucky winner of the $10,000 App Store Gift Card (what else?), with the victorious app being "Say the Same Thing" by Space Inch LCC. While this is just another big number, its shows a lot about Apple and its dedication to the App store. More details can be found on the official release here.