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App Store reaches 10 billion app downloads, winner considers iTunes' VP call a prank

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App Store reaches 10 billion app downloads, winner considers iTunes' VP call a prank

Just recently the App Store registered 10 billion downloaded apps, mere 31 months after its launch and with a catalogue of more than the whopping 400,000 apps. The lucky person to download the 10 billionth app was expecting a $10,000 iTunes gift card, but was close to missing the prize.


App Store reaches 10 billion app downloads, winner considers iTunes' VP call a prank
The two daughters of Gail Davis downloaded the free Paper Glide app from their mom's iPhone using her iTunes account. Ms. Davis from Orpington, Kent in the UK was surprised by the call from iTunes' VP Eddy Cue and hang up thinking it was a prank call. It was later that her daughters explained her that it might have been real. That's when Davis realized her mistake and made a frantic attempt to contact Apple, but – alas – she could only reach a customer service representative, who had no information. Hours later, when Davis already started losing hope, a call from Cue's colleague followed, so the lucky winner and her daughters could get their prize.


At more than 400,000 applications, the App Store has almost double the number of its closest competitor – the Android Market.


source: Seedol


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posted on 24 Jan 2011, 09:34

1. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


400000?

posted on 24 Jan 2011, 12:31

2. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The App Store has 400,000 apps but 1,000,000,000 downloads

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