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10 Billionth App is Paper Glider, Winner


According to Apple, the 10 billionth app is "Paper Glider", and was downloaded by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, in the UK. As the grand prize winner of Apple's 10 Billion Apps Countdown promotion, Gail will receive an iTunes Gift Card worth US$10,000.

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10 Billionth App Download Milestone Reached

Apple on Saturday announced that its iOS App Store for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has reached the milestone of 10 billion downloads since its launch.

"Thank you. Ten billion times," Apple's official countdown was changed to read. "The 10 Billion App Countdown promotion has ended. Please come back to this page later to see who won."

The company began a countdown to 10 billion downloads on January 14. The 10 billionth downloader stands a chance to win an iTunes gift card valued at $10,000 U.S. It is not revealed who won it yet.

There are more than 300,000 applications available on the App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And Apple revealed this week that it has sold 160 million iOS devices.

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Apple Now Largest Mobile Phone Vendor in the World by Revenue

With iPhone & accessories sales hitting $10.47 billion in the winter 2010 quarter, Apple has now surpassed Nokia to become the world's largest mobile phone maker in terms of revenue.

Nokia's most recently reported quarter saw its Devices & Services division bringing in 7.17 billion Euros ($9.7 billion), and the company projects Q4 sales of 8.2 to 8.7 billion Euros ($11.4 to $11.7 billion), but this includes more than just its smartphone sales.

Apple's increased focus on China is paying off, with revenue from the nation quadrupling last quarter, thanks largely to strong sales and quick adoption of the iPhone and iPad, led by fourfold increase in China.

Win a US$10,000 iTunes Gift Card!

All you have to do is just download from the Mac App Store.

Nearly 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store worldwide, and now Apple is offering a $10,000 iTunes gift card for the ten billionth app. Who'll be the lucky winner?

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Next iPhone?

Some design drawings have been leaked by tw.apple.pro which was believe to be for the next generation iPhone. The drawings aren't particularly revealing but they draw comparisons to the leaked iPhone parts video that was posted earlier this week, but was removed from YouTube on Apple's request. The video showed that the break points in the frame between the two antennas have been moved to different locations, indicating that the antenna design has been reworked for the new iPhone.

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