Apple Begins 10K Count Down to 10 Billion iTunes Music Downloads

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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Rene Ritchie

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Apple Begins 10K Count Down to 10 Billion iTunes Music Downloads


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.

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

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.

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

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