You may remember we recently reported on the 10 billionth download from the Apple App Store, which at that time was due shortly. A countdown was ongoing and the person who made the 10 billionth download could receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card as a prize. We then told how the 10 billionth download had now been reached but were still waiting for the winner’s name to be released.
We’ve now heard the winner of this great prize was an English woman living in Orpington, Kent by the name of Gail Davis. Amazingly when she first received the phone call from Apple to say she was the lucky winner she hung up, thinking it was some kind of prank saying, “Thank you very much, I’m not interested,” according to Leander Kahney over on Cult of Mac.
Her two daughters then managed to persuade her that it wasn’t a prank and they had both downloaded several apps that day. When Davis rang back Apple in rather a state of panic she was unable to get much response from the customer helpdesk. Fortunately for Davis an executive from Apple rang back again 2 hours later to confirm her prize. The original call had been made by Apple’s VIP of iTunes, Eddy Cue.
Just so you know the 10 billionth app download was for the free Paper Glider app. You can see the official Apple news about Gail Davis winning the $10,000 iTunes gift card at this Apple press release here. This is a great story and here at OSM we send congratulations to both Apple and Gail Davis. We’d love to hear your thoughts about the 10 billionth download and Gail Davis’s win so please send your comments.