A little under three years after its launch, the App Store is about to hit a new milestone: in exactly 237,053,469 downloads, the online store will serve its ten billionth app. To celebrate the occasion, Apple just organized a contest, and will offer a $10,000 gift card to the lucky person who downloads the 10 billionth app from the store – you read correctly, no less than $10,000.
As of today, nearly 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 10 billionth app, and you could win a US $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. Just visit the App Store, and download what could be your best app yet.To enter the contest, there is nothing to do, except being the one who downloads an app right after the 999,999,999th app has been served. Note that the contest is not limited to the U.S., as according to the contest’s rules, entrants only need to be at least “13 years of age or older at time of entry, and a legal resident of a participating App Store country.”
Alternatively, Apple has also provided an entry form for entrants who do not own iOS-powered devices, or who do not wish to download apps. The form allows entrants to try their luck up to twenty five times a day, and each entry will count as an app download. The form is available here.