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Posted at 9:05 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Apple App Store hits 10 billion downloads, contest winner can't believe call

By Hayley Tsukayama

Apple's App Store hit the 10 billion download mark over the weekend only weeks after launching Jan 6.

The company was running a contest offering a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the person who made the 10 billionth download. The winner, a woman from the U.K., reportedly hung up on Apple when she received the call telling her she had won.

The Cult of Mac had an interview with the woman, Gail Davis, told the blog, "I thought it was a prank call. I said, 'Thank you very much, I'm not interested,' and I hung up."

Luckily for Davis, Apple called her back within a few minutes to assure her the offer was real.

The 10 billionth app, the popular paper airplane game Paper Glider, was actually downloaded by Davis's daughter. The family said they'll likely spend the gift card on more apps.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 24, 2011; 9:05 AM ET
Categories:  Apple, Digital culture, Gadgets  
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