13-Year Old Wins Apple’s IPhone App Contest

Posted: Apr 25 2009, 6:35pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 30 2010, 2:42pm CDT, in News | Apple

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Connor Mulcahey, a 13-year-old from Weston, Connecticut, downloaded the lucky billionth application from Apple’s App Store, winning an Apple prize bundle including a $10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod Touch, and a MacBook pro, according to an Apple release.

The billionth application downloaded was Bump, a free app from Bump Technologies that allows users to swap contact cards via bumping iPhones.

Apple senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller said in a statement, “The revolutionary App Store has been a phenomenal hit with iPhone and iPod touch users around the world, and we’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve the astonishing milestone of one billion apps downloaded.”

At 13 years old, Mulcahey is only just eligible for Apple’s contest, as the official rules state: “The Billion App Countdown Promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to entrants who are 13 years of age or older at time of entry.”

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