$10,000 Give Away Prize for 25 Billionth App Store Download; FLA "Tons of issues" Found at Foxconn China

Apple has begun a countdown to its 25 billionth app download on the App Store. For this, the Cupertion company has launched a new page on the App Store, and states that a person lucky enough to download the 25 billionth app will take home a $10,000 App Store Gift Card.The promotional page at the […]

Apple has begun a countdown to its 25 billionth app download on the App Store. For this, the Cupertion company has launched a new page on the App Store, and states that a person lucky enough to download the 25 billionth app will take home a $10,000 App Store Gift Card.

The promotional page at the company's website reads:

Apple Offers %10,000 Prize for 25 Billionth App Store Download

As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card. Just visit the App Store and download your best app yet.

Apple has also created a contest page where you can enter your information to be eligible for the prize.

FLA found tons of issues at FoxconnJust in couple of days, of begining inspection at Apple's Foxconn manufacturing plants, Fair Labor Association, has found tons of issues, according to Bloomberg, FLA's CEO Auret van Heerden in an interview said, "We're finding tons of issues. I believe we're going to see some very significant announcements in the near future."

The above statement of van Heerden contradicts his earlier saying this week to Reuter, that the "Foxconn plants' "physical conditions are way, way above average of the norm" and that "the facilities are first-class.""

Bloomberg now explains van Heerden's initial comments to Reuters, were based upon his reflections from earlier experiences with Foxconn and Apple:

"Van Heerden said the comments reflected his previous interactions with Foxconn… Apple had commissioned the FLA to carry out smaller projects in the past two years, in order to try out some of the inspection techniques used by the group to more effectively root out workplace problems."

FLA's preliminary results would be made available to the public in early March on the FLA's web site. As for the inspection currently taking place at Foxconn, Bloomberg detailed the process from van Heerden's perspective:

Van Heerden said that FLA's 30-person inspection team will interview 35,000 Foxconn employees, via meetings with small groups of randomly picked workers, chosen to reflect the demographics of the campus in terms of age, gender and skill levels. As part of the process, workers log answers to questions on tablets connected to FLA servers so they can be tabulated.