Apple’s iOS App Store is just about to hit 10 billion downloads, and the person who downloads that 10 billionth app could land themselves a $10,000 iTunes gift card as a little “thank you” from Apple. As I write this post, there are just over 200 million apps left to download. It may sound like there’s a long way to go, but if you check out the countdown on Apple’s website, you’ll be surprised by how fast that number is dropping.
Strangely, though, Apple isn’t guaranteeing that whopping gift card to the 10 billionth downloader. Instead, they’re just saying you could win it:
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.
The reason for Apple’s uncertainty is due to an American law that requires companies to give no-commitment entries an equal chance of winning. This means you don’t have to even download an app to win – simply fill out the entry form provided by Apple (which can be completed up to 25 times a day) and Apple have to count your entry as a download from the App Store. You’ll be just as likely to win as anyone else without having to spend a penny.
Good luck! Be sure to let us know if you’re the lucky winner.
[News via: CultofMac]