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.
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.