Apple CEO Steve Jobs phones 100 millionth song winner at 12:45 am

“Apple Computer Inc. has sold 100 million songs on its iTunes Music Store, solidifying its position as the leading legal music download site, the maker of the iPod and Macintosh computer said on Monday,” Reuters reports.

“The 100 millionth song… was purchased on Sunday by Kevin Britten, of Hays, Kansas. In accordance with a promotion Apple announced recently, Britten will receive a 17-inch PowerBook notebook computer, a 40-gigabyte iPod and a gift certificate for 10,000 iTunes songs,” Reuters reports. “Jobs himself telephoned Britten to congratulate him, said Britten, who added that he downloaded a few songs at about 12:25 a.m. local time. Jobs called about 20 minutes later, the 20-year-old college student said.”

“‘My dad answered and told me someone was on the phone and said he was Steve Jobs,’ Britten, who is a Mac user, told Reuters. ‘Kind of a weird night, but I’ll take it.’ Last month, Apple launched the iTunes Music Store in Britain, France and Germany, selling more than 800,000 tracks in its first week,” Reuters reports.

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18 Comments

  1. Lucky son of a gun! I hope that guy got some good dirt from Steve on upcoming products ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. The average iTunes PC user wouldn’t be smart enough to follow the count on apple.com and try to maximize their chances of winning by ordering as close to 100,000,000 as possible. Too bad, the PowerBook would’ve freed them from the life of Windows hell they lead!

  3. Well, hey, it was only 10:45PM on the west coast. It’s not like Steve was staying up late or anything. If it’s had been 12:45AM, Steve might have called him in the morning.

  4. If anybody calls my house after midnight, they had better need bail or a kidney… but I’d make an exception if Steve Jobs was calling to tell me I had won a PowerBook, I guess…

  5. Brrrring! Hello?

    Who? Steve Jobs? Don’t know you?

    Why are you calling at this ungodly hour?

    Oh I see, is that right? Yea it’s my son.

    Well I don’t know if i should interrupt him now.

    Well, I hear some oh’s and ah’s from his bedroom, think he’s buzzing off to hogtied dot com right now.

    Can he call you back?

  6. Prrrp-prrrp; prrrp-prrrp….

    _Hello?

    Good evening, I’m Steve Jobs from Apple Computer…
    _Yes?

    You must be Mrs. Britten….
    _You must want Kev.

    Yes, your son downloaded the hundred-millionth song from our store and I just….
    _The dumb-ass … I told him he’d get caught!

  7. Prrrp-prrrp; prrrp-prrrp….

    _Hello?

    Good evening, I’m Steve Jobs from Apple Computer…
    _Yes?

    You must be Mrs. Britten….
    _You must want Kev.

    Yes, your son downloaded the hundred-millionth song from our store and I just….
    _The dumb-ass … I told him he’d get caught!

    classic!

  8. Now it’s browse, click, download, connect, transfer, copy, burn … OH — no need to burn — stream, mix, print … ??? … am I missing something?

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