Almost 100M songs sold

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  1. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Check out Apple's website. Earlier today it was over 99 million songs sold but now the changed it to 97+ million. They want to make it harder to get that free powerbook. The winner will probably win within a few hours. Start buying songs and good luck.
     
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    http://www.apple.com/itunes/100million/

    It says "99,338,105"

    Apple's been doing that "97+ million" back and forth, though every time I check the site or my counter, I've only seen the exact number.
     
  3. ryan42 macrumors 6502

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    it seems as if they do it when it nears the millionth mark, probably so you cant cheat as easy
     
  4. Windowlicker macrumors 6502a

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    Getting close...

    99,445,894 is pretty darn close to 100,000,000 and that's where we are at the moment.

    We'll be on 100,000,000 in about 12 hours I believe. The numbers are going up rapidly once we reach the 99,800,000 because people start buying like crazy once they realize they're close to winning the grand price.

    ps. why do I use the word "we"? I have no part on this...
     
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    I heard from a friend of a cousin of a pet of a repo man that once the iTunes Music Store hits 100 million Steve will announce G5 PowerBooks. That's the only thing that was holding production back. Steve was just sitting at his desk watching the counter go up. But once it hits 100 million he'll lose interest and update the Apple Store.

    :)

    (and I'm not even interested in a G5 PB!)
     
  6. howard macrumors 68020

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    damn, i'm gonna be away from my computer today...

    please get there before 2 or after 8!!!
     
  7. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I'm on the East Coast - using EST here. Even if about 3000 to 35000 submissions go into the counter every update interval of 5 minutes, it'll be tonight that it happens, maybe somewhere between 20:00 and 23:00 (8pm and 11pm).
     
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Its 9:36 and the counter is at 99,828,820. Getting there:)
     
  9. BornAgainMac thread starter macrumors 603

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    Could this promotion be hurting sales? When the counter is not near a milestone, it seems to slow down to a crawl. When it gets close, it will spike.

    I am running out of songs that I want to buy for the end of this promotion. I think I have about 400 purchased songs from iTunes. A lot more than when I use to buy CDs.
     
  10. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    duh, look at apple.com
     
  11. clr900 macrumors regular

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    Weird. I just checked apple and the counter said "99,000,000+" and thats it. But then I refreshed and it gave me the exact number. Almost there anyways.
     
  12. ITR 81 macrumors 65816

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    99911380 at 10:41pm CST

    I guess we may hit 1mil. around sometime early Mon. morning
     
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    as of 9:34 in Oakland, CA, we're at 99,954,209... getting really close...
     
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    jumped to 99,992,422 in like 5 min... looks like we're in the final stretch...
     
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    100,014,607. They sold like 20,000 in the last five minutes. Ha! Now, how do I find out if I won. :p

    Edit: Apple.com front page graphic updated. Seemingly no automatic introduction of new ipods as some predicted. Of course, they may still be intro'd in the next few days.
     
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    I was d/l Beastie Boys to the 5 Boroughs when it rolled over. I'll keep my fingers crossed. :rolleyes:
     
  22. ITR 81 macrumors 65816

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    wow in just 3 mins after the total went up to 100,033,542!
    Thats 18,935 DL songs in just the last 3 mins! I guess those were the dialup people.
     
  23. 7on macrumors 601

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    if it were the dil up people, they'd still be downloading.
     

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