App Store 25 billionth app download winner announced

By , Mar 5, 2012

Where’s My Water? How about “where’s my $10,000 iTunes Gift Card?” That’s likely what a fortunate person from Qingdao, China is thinking after being revealed as the winner of Apple’s App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps.

Winner Chunli Fu’s perfect timing when downloading Where’s My Water? Free yielded a virtual goldmine by App Store standards. Something tells me they’ll have no problem purchasing the $0.99 version of Where’s My Water? now…

“We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.”

This isn’t the first time that Apple has paid out big money in the form of iTunes Gift Cards. Back in January of last year, a woman hung up on a call informing her that she was the App Store’s 10 billionth app giveaway winner.

Eventually that was all straightened out, and she got her hands on the prize. In that case, the downloaded app was non other than Paper Glider, and guess what; that was free too.

No photos have been released of Chunli Fu, but if any come to light we’ll be sure to let you know.

[The Loop]

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  • Sina

    Don’t know why, but I never won anything like these in my life !

    Lucky Luke.

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  • Aric Bolf

    I purposely avoided trying to win this contest. i wouldn’t want to pay taxes on something that would be nearly impossible to spend.

    • Anonymous

      Of course you did.

  • Anonymous

    I thought you only did jailbreak posts Jeff. Good post, keeping IDB updated!

  • http://twitter.com/amad_ahmed01 Amad

    It was always gona be someone from china. Over there they treat iphone like a god.
    Good luck to the winner.

    • 富春丽

      NO.

    • http://twitter.com/CrazyBraulz Whohasa Naim Naudays

      Assumptions cuntribute to U.S. ignorance…

      • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

        Who you calling ignorant I’ll bet our president could whoop your president!!

    • http://twitter.com/Max_Kas Max Kaslick

      And the US doesn’t???

  • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

    The name sounds like a character from street fighter!