Everyday, the iOSnoops team collectively receives at least ten annoying phone calls from telemarketers, trying to convince us to switch insurance providers, sign up for new credit cards, or refinance our homes – like everyone else, we simply tell them we’re not interested and hang up. So when the winner of the 10 billionth app contest – Gail Davis from UK – received a phone call to tell her she won a $10,000 iTunes gift card, like us, she politely replied “thank you very much, I’m not interested,” and hung up the phone. However, this time around, the caller was not a telemarketer, but an actual Apple employee! Davis’ daughters, aware of the ongoing contest, eventually managed to convince their mom to call back. “The more I thought about it, the more I realized it was a genuine call. The girls were getting quite tense. They never would have forgiven me. They would have held it against me for all eternity” thought Davis. She made an attempt at contacting Apple via a local Apple support number, but her call was unfruitful.
Luckily, she eventually received another call from an Apple employee working within the iTunes division, and was told that she was indeed the winner of the gift card. Davis’ daughter were actually the ones who downloaded the 10 billionth app, Paper Glider, a free iPhone/iPod app released last year.