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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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7 comments

  • keefster - January 26, 2011 6:05 a.m.

    Hahaha, wow. 10,000 buck itunes voucher? That cash is gonna go straight back to apple, wow... Would of been good it was cold cash, but that, wow...
  • nomnom52 - January 25, 2011 3:59 a.m.

    @rockstarsean: It's 10,000 DOLLARS, not 10,000 pounds.
  • InsomniacGamer - January 25, 2011 1:41 a.m.

    Congrats you are teh one billionth dowloader on the apple store! You just won $10,000! All you need to give me is your name, address, social secrity number and bank account to claim your prize.. /buuuzzzzzzz
  • rockstarsean - January 24, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    How on earth would you spend £10,000 on the itunes store? Not kewl you guys...
  • Imp - January 24, 2011 11 p.m.

    The only thing I've ever won is a rucksack full of penguin dippers. Oh the shame! :(
  • Bitmun - January 24, 2011 10:48 p.m.

    CONGRADULATIONS, SANTACLOUSE37! YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON TO POST ON THIS PAGE! CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!
  • santaclouse37 - January 24, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    Guess that's what you get after a decade of pop-ups shouting, "Congratulations! You've just won a FREE iPod nano." Also: F1rst, biznatchez.

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