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02-24-2010, 02:49 PM #1
10 Billionth Song Just Downloaded from iTunes
We hit the magic number.
Moments ago, we surpassed the ten billion mark for songs downloaded from iTunes. And unless you've been living under a rock as big as Steve Jobs' ego, the guy or gal to download the ten-billionth song just won a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Of course, I could probably burn through that in a weekend. Still, it's a nice incentive to do a little iTunes shopping, right?
While obviously a promotional gimmick, the "one huge milestone for music" theme does represent a remarkable feat for the iTunes Music Store, now in its seventh year of existence. Still, while it would seem that Apple has made a boatload of cash off of iTunes, Cupertino is always quick on the draw to remind us that the company usually operates at a break-even profit point with regard to iTunes. The real cash, of course, comes from selling Apple hardware.
"iTunes changed the way you buy music, making songs and albums available for download, day or night," Apple said in a release about the milestone. "Seven years later, we’re about to celebrate our biggest milestone for music, yet — 10 billion songs downloaded."
Whether you love the company or hate it, Apple sparked the digital music revolution, an era dominated by both the iPod and iTunes. And it doesn't seem likely that this era is anywhere close to winding down.
If you were the lucky ten-billionth downloader, congrats! ... and please share the exciting details with your pals on ModMyi.
Last edited by Michael Essany; 02-24-2010 at 02:52 PM.
02-24-2010, 02:51 PM #2
Please know we are praying Kyle (poetic_folly) and Robyn Matthews for your little one.
You too blkcadi
02-24-2010, 03:09 PM #3
so much $$$
what i wouldnt buy, thats like free movies for like 20 years~Jayy
02-24-2010, 03:11 PM #4
with that $10,000 he/she could probably download all 140,000 apps from itunes lol
02-24-2010, 04:12 PM #5
i missed the app store one and i missed this one...
02-24-2010, 04:26 PM #6
We hit the magic number.
Moments ago, we surpassed the ten billion mark for songs downloaded from iTunes
02-24-2010, 04:44 PM #7
I wished this event has been announced...
Lucky.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
02-24-2010, 04:45 PM #8
Wannabprogramma posted this aipod
02-24-2010, 04:47 PM #9
02-24-2010, 04:49 PM #10
Last edited by wannabprogramma; 02-24-2010 at 04:49 PM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostThe Next Generation of Phreaks.
02-24-2010, 04:50 PM #11
02-24-2010, 04:52 PM #12
^^best part is you wouldn't have even had to buy songs...no purchase necessary- all you had to do was fill out a form and send it in at the right time and be luckyThe Next Generation of Phreaks.
02-24-2010, 04:53 PM #13
02-24-2010, 04:54 PM #14
why bother having itunes credit? i don't buy movies, music, or apps. what good will this do anyone?
if i want to suport an artist, i buy a shirt, no reason to use apple
02-24-2010, 05:08 PM #15
02-24-2010, 05:16 PM #16
^^+1 macs, iPods, I think even iPhones now and iPads soon lolThe Next Generation of Phreaks.
02-24-2010, 09:18 PM #17
this is ridonculous 10,000 monies for itunes haha i would wish it was actualy money though =/ haha i dont understand gift cards if you are giving someone money why not just give them actualy money?
02-24-2010, 09:42 PM #18
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02-25-2010, 03:08 AM #20
10 billionMy Dog Pop Arted!!!