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Billion countdown

Discussion in 'iPod' started by rye9, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. macrumors 65816


    About how many songs are downloaded in 24 hours? Do u think someone will win the billion countdown overnight?
  2. macrumors G4


    It's 3m or so a day but I don't think it will go on that long - I'd expect the billion in about 90 minutes or so!
  3. macrumors 604


    I think you're being a bit optimistic... it hasn't even reached 996M yet.

    I predict it'll occur sometime late tomorrow (Wednesday evening) US time.
  4. macrumors G4


    eeesh.... it's late and my brain turned off. For some reason, my brain read 999,654,000 when I glanced at it before answering rather than 995,654,000 :eek:
  5. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    For a good estimate of the REAL current count, keep a watch here.
  6. macrumors 68000


    maybe I should buy a song, at least give myself a chance.

    Hey, nice find, thanks for the link. There was a lot of interesting information on that page.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Wait till there are only 5,000 songs left. Then buy 10,000 songs. You win a 10,000 iTunes gift card. Sell it on Ebay. You still get 10 iPods and an iMac!
    Good deal.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Is an album a single transaction or 10, 12, 15 whatever individual songs? I know it's charged as a single item, how is it viewed by the counter and therefore the competition?
  9. macrumors 65816


    looks like someones gonna win overnight... or in the early morning... i doubt it'll last until 3:00 PM EST, ill be in school all day:(
  10. macrumors 68000


    1 mil left.....
  11. macrumors 65816


    Yep... i'll be asleep probably, unless it really takes over 10 hours to get 1 million songs.
  12. macrumors 68000


    986000 left....

    it probably be like at 7PM
  13. macrumors 65816


    What time zone?
  14. macrumors 65816


    Ehh... from lookin at the counter, i think the winner will win around 2 AM EST.
  15. macrumors 68000


    lol i dont know that was a bad guess
  16. macrumors 65816


    I say 1:07 AM EST

    ...shrug :rolleyes:
  17. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    It's speeding up. I'm guessing 12:50AM EST at current speeds, but due to excitement-spurred buying, I think it'll hit ~12:31:06AM.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Before 11 PST.
  19. macrumors 68000

    We're almost there! You had a really good guesstimate! We'll be there in just a few minutes.
  20. macrumors 604


    After you click "Buy Song", do you have to do anything else to complete the sale?
  21. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    No. Just make sure you're at the buying point - if you've got it set up to use a shopping cart, you need to be in the cart to buy the songs. Otherwise, it's just one click and you're done.
  22. macrumors 604


    All set and ready!
  23. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    I'm assuming that, if you're buying an album or collection or added 1000 songs to your cart, what counts is when you click, so you're better off buying a bunch of songs in succession than one big order. Would you all agree?

    Of course, also, there's that 1:1,000,000 shot you'll actually click anything at all during the second the billionth song is purchased to even have a shot at winning.

    Still, it's fun!
  24. macrumors P6


    Well, there you go, the actual count just hit 1 billion - with Apple's lagging counter soon to follow. It will be interesting to see who wins the big prize, and what song was downloaded. :cool:

  25. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    DAMN IT!

    Someone just won!

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