10 Billionth App Downloader Hung Up on Apple

The winner of Apple's $10,000 iTunes store gift card, initially hung up on the company, thinking it was a prank call, says Cult of Mac.

Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK was the 10 billionth App download contest winner, when one of her daughters downloaded the free Paper Glider app earlier that morning.

“I thought it was a prank call,” says Davis,  “I said, ‘Thank you very much, I’m not interested’ and I hung up.”

“The girls came down and said it wasn’t a prank,” Davis explains. “I had a moment of panic.”

To Davis' relief,  Apple called her back a few hours later.

“The girls were getting quite tense. They never would have forgiven me. They would have held it against me for all eternity," she said. 

Davis and her daughters are planning to use the winnings on more apps.

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