Seems that the featured counter actually ties to no tangible data and is increasing numbers at a calculated pace.
According to the algorithm that Apple is using for the fake counter, the billionth App would be sold sometime on the 20th at 4:57am.
Yeah – I thought so.
In any case, who cares about the clock when the implementation iself is nothing short of brilliant? It uses a single image to generate all of the numbers – and that includes the “animation”, and all without [gay, ugly, slow, bloated, cpu-intensive, etc] flash!