Connecticut Teenager Is Winner of 1 Billionth Apple iPhone App Contest
Apple announced that 13-year-old Connor Mulcahey of Weston, Conn., won its billion App countdown contest, receiving a MacBook Pro, $10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod Touch, and a Time Capsule. The App he downloaded to win was Bump, by Bump Technologies, which allows users to bump their iPhones together in order to exchange contact information.The winner of Apple's billion App countdown contest is a 13-year-old from Weston, Conn., who downloaded Bump, an application that lets users bump their iPhones together in order to exchange contact information. Winner Connor Mulcahey will receive a MacBook Pro, a $10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod Touch and a Time Capsule.
Apple hosted the contest in connection with its App Store, originally launched on July 8, reaching a billion Apps downloaded by users. The milestone was reached on April 23, and Apple marked the event with large ads in The New York Times and other high-profile media outlets.
Roughly 17 million users in 80 countries are iPhone users, according to the company. Some 3.7 million devices were shipped during the first quarter of 2009, helping propel Apple to strong quarterly results that included net profit rising to $1.21 billion from $1.05 billion a year ago, with gross margins of 36.4 percent.