Yes you read it right. 10 Billion. 10,000,000,000. TEN zeroes after the 1.
And to celebrate that Apple is offering a US$10,000 iTunes Gift Card to the person who downloads the 10,000,000,000^th^ app or submit the “contest entry form”:http://www.apple.com/sg/itunes/10-billion-app-countdown/entry-form/ after the 9,999,999,999^th^ app download. This Gift Card can also be used at the Mac App Store.
This sweepstake is open to anyone above the age of 13 and is a legal resident of a participating App Store country, which for once, we in Singapore are eligible for it.
But for some of us who owns an account in the US App Store, do take note that you need to be a legal resident of the country, so do switch to the Singapore App Store before you try downloading the 10,000,000,000^th^ app.
Read the “official rules”:http://www.apple.com/sg/itunes/10-billion-app-countdown/rules/index.html and for those who don’t own an App Store account, you can fill in this “entry form”:http://www.apple.com/sg/itunes/10-billion-app-countdown/entry-form/ to try your luck at winning the US$10,000 gift card.
On a related note, if the prize is the gift card, does that mean that we are able to purchase gift cards for the SG Store soon?