∞ App Store closes in on 10 billion downloads

Apple has announced that its iOS App Store is closing in on 10 billion downloads. To celebrate, Apple will be giving away a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card to the lucky customer who downloads the 10 billionth app.

“As of today, nearly 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store worldwide,” reads a statement on Apple’s Web site. “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.”

You can also enter the contest to win without purchasing or downloading apps – visit Apple’s Web site for more info.