Win Big Straight from Apple’s Newest Contest to Celebrate a Large App Store Milestone

The App Store was started just 4 years ago, in July of 2008, and it’s already nearing yet another major milestone. As the number of iOS devices owned worldwide continues to surge with every quarter, the App Store is nearing a total of 25 billion cumulative download, and someone somewhere is going to win a $10,000 iTunes giftcard straight from the Cupertino-based company.

This new contest from Apple encourages users to keep on downloading applications. Whether free or paid, the person who has the 25 billionth download will be singled out to receive a $10,000 giftcard. This is not the first time that Apple has passed a milestone for their successful App Store and celebrated by means of iTunes giftcards, and it certainly won’t be the last considering the rate at which the App Store is always growing.

There are two ways to win: one is the obvious, downloading the 25 billionth app. The second way is by filling out an alternative form on the contest’s website (linked to below) that has fields for various personal information. This form is pretty lengthy, but if you’re keen, you can fill it out 25 times a day for each iTunes account. The winner of this would be the first person to submit a form right after the 24,999,999,999th download.

The last time Apple ran a contest like such, it was for 10 billion cumulative downloads for the App Store. Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK, the winner, evidently hadn’t heard of the contest due to his hanging up after receiving a congratulatory call Apple’s Vice President of iTunes, Eddy Cue – Davis thought it was a scam, however, later clued in once receiving another call from a different Apple employee.

Last time, there was also a website created entitled tenbillionapps that estimated the projected date when the milestone would be met. There doesn’t seem to be any of the sort currently, but we’ll update you if one does come about.

If you’re having trouble finding applications to download, we’ve got a ton of reviews for some awesome applications that you can check out. We also have a giveaway that ends tomorrow night – what’s better than getting a promo code for free while also winning $10,000 in iTunes credit? Get downloading! To view the countdown, see the contest rules or fill out the form, you can see Apple’s dedicated website here.