App Store nears 10bn downloads

James Batchelor
App Store nears 10bn downloads

Almost 10 billion apps have been downloaded through the App Store worldwide.

To celebrate this milestone, Apple is holding a competition to reward whoever downloads the 10 billionth app.

The contest is only open to the firm's US customers, with the winner receiving an iTunes Gift Card worth a whopping $10,000. All they have to do to enter is download any app from the App Store.