Apple has managed to amass its 10 billionth app download which has had the media in a frenzy as it meant someone had won the $10,000 iTunes gift card, well the world can stop dreaming as the lucky winner is from Brighton in the UK meaning a £6249 gift card will be winging its way to Blighty.
Gail Davis, well her children to be more exact, downloaded the free app yesterday notching up the 10 billionth download from the iTunes app store. Her children chose to download Paper Glider, a free app by Neon Play which requires users to flick a paper aeroplane across a crowded office, out of a window and then use a pre-set amount of wind to perform the longest glide they can.
So it came as a bit of surprise when the news broke, Mrs. Davis told BBC Radio 5 “I have to confess it wasn’t me who downloaded it but my daughters.” During her first call from Apple she first thought it was a prank and didn’t believe the caller, after hanging up Apple persisted and called back to confirm that it was a legitimate win.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said, “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.”
We wonder whether Apple will run a similar competition for the 20 billionth download which going on the above trends could be this time next year. The $10,000 card is good for up to 10,591 59p apps so we are sure it will last the lucky winner and her family a lifetime and all from a free app!