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German gets $13,525 gift card for buying 25 billionth iTunes song

February 06, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Apple said "Monkey Drums" (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch was the 25 billionth song downloaded from iTunes.
Apple said "Monkey Drums" (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch… (Apple )

Apple has sold its 25 billionth song through its iTunes digital store, and to celebrate the occasion, the company said it is giving the man who purchased the song an iTunes gift card worth about $13,525.

To be precise, the gift card is worth 10,000 euros because the winner, Phillip Lüpke, is from Germany.

Apple didn't give too many details about Lüpke other than the $0.99 song he purchased, which was “Monkey Drums,” the Goksel Vancin Remix, by Chase Buch. A version of "Monkey Drums" can be heard on YouTube. 

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With most iTunes songs costing $1.29 before tax,  Lüpke will be able to use the gift card to buy more than 10,400 songs -- although he could of course use it for movies and TV shows.

Apple has been known to give away massive gift cards when it crosses important benchmarks in its digital stores. Earlier last year, for example, the Cupertino company gave away a $10,000 App Store gift card when its 25 billionth app was downloaded.

No word yet on what song Lüpke will purchase next.


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