App winner hung up on Apple

Tim Grey
25 January, 2011
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The 10 billionth iTunes app customer, and, more importantly, lucky so-and-so who scored a US$10,000 iTunes gift card, hung up on Apple when the company called to congratulate her.

“I thought it was a prank call,” says Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK told CultofMac. “I said, ‘Thank you very much, I’m not interested’ and I hung up.”

Unfortunately for Davis, the call really wasn’t some kids having lark, but Apple’s Vice President of iTunes, Eddie Cue.

The confusion ensued because the 10-billionth app wasn’t downloaded by Davis, but by her teenager daughters, who’d recently bought Paper Glider. The girls were understandably horrified.

“The more I thought about it, the more I realized it was a genuine call,” she said to CultofMac. “The girls were getting quite tense. They never would have forgiven me. They would have held it against me for all eternity.”

Luckily for Davis (and her kids) Apple decided to call back.

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  1. James says:

    Not surprising. I had a feeling it wouldn’t be someone buying 20 apps in a row to try and get it.

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