The lucky 10 billionth app downloader was one Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK, who scored a $10,000 iTunes gift card for grabbing Paper Glider. According to Cult of Mac Ms Davis hung up the phone when Apple first called, assuming it a prank. The app was actually downloaded by one of her daughters, and when Davis attempted to call Apple back to confirm, the operator wasn’t able to help. Luckily, a higher up contacted her again, and her account is well on the way to receiving the payout.
Full press release from Apple follows:
Apple’s App Store Downloads Top 10 Billion
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced that more than 10 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store℠ by the more than 160 million iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ users worldwide. The 10 billionth app downloaded, Paper Glider, was purchased by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 10 Billion Apps, Gail Davis will receive a $10,000 iTunes® Gift Card.
“With more than 10 billion apps downloaded in just two and a half years—a staggering seven billion apps in the last year alone—the App Store has surpassed our wildest dreams,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The App Store has revolutionized how software is created, distributed, discovered and sold. While others try to copy the App Store, it continues to offer developers and customers the most innovative experience on the planet.”
The revolutionary App Store offers more than 350,000 apps to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users in 90 countries around the world, with more than 60,000 native iPad apps available. App Store customers can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
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