Brandon Ashmore of Mentor downloads Apple's 50 billionth app, wins $10,000 app store gift card

MENTOR, Ohio - A man from Mentor won a $10,000 gift card from Apple for downloading the 50 billionth app.

Apple announced Thursday that Brandon Ashmore downloaded an iOS app that marked the company's milestone. The app, "Say the Same Thing by Space Inch, LLC," is a free app in the Apple App Store.

Ashmore, 21, was given the credit for the app store to buy more apps, music, movies, etc.

He told NewsChannel5 he saved up about five apps to download on his iPhone 5 Wednesday night to try to win the contest – but he thought it was a prank when an Apple representative called him. But Ashmore said the caller had too much information about him for it not to be real.

Ashmore said he's not sure yet how he's going to spend the credit, which he referred to as free music, movies and books for life.

A Mentor High graduate, Ashmore said he's studying computer science at Lakeland Community College.

Apple said customers download apps at a rate of more than 800 per second, with about 2 billion altogether each month.

According to Apple, the 50 billion figure does not include re-downloads and app updates.

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