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iTunes $10K, 10,000,000,000 Songs

Apple has begun a countdown to it's 10 billionth (that's right, 10,000,000,000) iTunes music download, and to celebrate they're giving away a $10,000 dollar gift card.

iTunes changed the way you buy music, making songs and albums available for download, day or night. Seven years later, we’re about to celebrate our biggest milestone for music, yet — 10 billion songs downloaded. Buy a song, and if it’s the 10 billionth download, you could win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. It’s our way of saying thanks.

Similar to the give away they did for the 1 billionth App Store app download, we're left to wonder -- how would you spend $10K on iTunes, and how harsh will commenters be to the poor young kid who inevitably always wins these things?

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There are 21 comments. Add yours.

HungWell says:

If I win, I'm thinking 10,100 of those 99 cent fart apps for sure and with the dollar left over, a ghey song by Michael Buble.

HungWell says:

Why do you have to censor f-a-r-t?

Dylan says:

Just did myself a favor and submitted the contest form 25 times (the limit) Ill be doin' that everyday! :D

Dylan says:

I think i just shat my mudda fukan pants!

HungWell says:

Hey Dylan you ass hole hows about you bend over so i can kick ur ass for pooping ur pants!

HungWell says:

5 is a HungWell imposter.

HungWell says:

I'm not a fart imposter, u r!!!

HungLow says:

You all are compensating for a Huge Lack! ;)

Wes says:

Hunglow and hungwell
ahh my two favorite commenters
except for Ron James or whatever his sn was . The guy who uses to begin every comment with his screen name and "thinks" so and so. Where in the world did he go.
Oh yea. Screw downloading a song for that. I've bought a $1,000 from iTunes in the last 3 months, no more for me . I'd rather play the state lotto, better odds there.


I'll be sure to buy and shamelessly promote Ke$ha's new album on Myspace.

Quasarn says:

How come the downloads are still running when I turn wifi off? I'm using wifi at home and thi happened with the 1 billionth app download as well

fastlane says:

There's no way I could ever find that much I'd like to buy. Not a chance.

dloveprod says:

I entered once, yahoo! I hope I win.

L says:

Would be nice to win something... but it's probably a 1 in 10,000,000,000 chance!

sting7k says:

Lame, they gave away a lot more stuff when it was 1 billion songs.

JarasM says:

Well screw you Apple, seven years and the iTunes Music Store is STILL not available in Poland.

Jellotime91 says:

I'd try to sell it to someone for $5000.. :P

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