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Apple Calls To Award Woman $10K, She Hangs Up

KHQ.COM - Conditioned to politely hang up on telemarketers, Gail Davis followed form recently, only to find out she had hung up on a legit Apple giveaway of a $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading Apple's App Store's 10 billionth app early Saturday morning, a milestone our own Suzanne Choney wrote about over the weekend.

"I thought it was a prank call," the UK-based Davis told CultofMac.com (Thanks Gizmodo for pointing us there.) She remembers saying, "Thank you very much, I'm not interested" and then she hung up. (She doesn't even own an iPod that can run apps, but her daughters own iPod touches.)

Luckily for this mom, her two teenage daughters came scrambling downstairs to tell her that this was no prank and that she better call back! They had apps to buy, for god's sake! (That last comment is from my own reenactment in my mind of this pivotal family moment.) 

Turns out the girls had downloaded a few apps that morning, including the free Paper Glider app, in which the object of the app is to see "how far can you flick and fly your paper aeroplane." It's one of the top five free App Store apps, even with user reviews titled, "Truly crap," "Boring" and "Lame." It now has the distinction of being the App Store's 10 billionth app. And the lucky person who happened to download that milestone was going to get a reward: a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

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