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Apple reaches 10 billion app downloads, has trouble reaching 10 billion download contest winner

The App Store's 10 billionth download promotion came to a close last week when kids at UK household clicked 'ok' to a version of the popular free Paper Glider game on their mom's phone and won the $10,000 voucher for crossing Apple's latest milestone. The only hitch? They forgot to tell mom.

This weekend, Apple announced that it had successfully surpassed 10 Billion downloads, and that Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent in the UK was the lucky lady that helped them do it. Unfortunately, when Apple reps attempted to contact Davis to discuss the delivery of her prize, they were assumed to be telemarketers and politely rushed off the line. Thankfully, Davis's daughters (aka the true 10 billionth downloaders) quickly found out about their mom's grievous oversight, and the family was awarded the $10,000 iTunes voucher.

Apple is now counting down its 11th Billion download, while Gail Davis will presumably be spending the rest of her life jumping everytime the phone rings.

Jan 24, 2010

[Source: Gadget Show]



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