Apple App Store crosses the 10 billion mark

$10,000 to the user who downloaded the milestone app

It's a matter of celebration for Apple

The Apple App Store has crossed the 10 billion app mark today (Saturday, 22 January 2011).

After launching a countdown for the 10 billionth app and offering a $10,000 (£6252) iTunes gift card to the person downloading the 10 billionth app, it's finally gotten there.

There is no word yet on who the lucky user is, and what app was downloaded that helped Apple cross this milestone.

The Apple App Store opened in 2008 and is an indicator of the success it has seen since.

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