Meet the girl who downloaded the 25 billionth iOS app

By , Mar 26, 2012

Earlier this month, Apple’s 25 billion app countdown contest came to an end. The winner, a Ms. Fu Chunli, was awarded a $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading the 25 billionth app from the App Store — Where’s My Water.

Up until now, not much was known about the China native. But that quickly changed this morning with a report from M.I.C. Gadget, which gives an in-depth look at the contest winner and how her life has changed in the last 20 days…

“Fu Chunli was not a big fan of Apple, and had only purchased her iPhone for about one month, still learning how to use the App Store. She didn’t know anything about the competition until she was contacted by Apple. When she received a call from staff at Apple (China), she thought it was a hoax. She was still confused when a friend told her that she received a prize from Apple, but did not believe her luck until she saw an email from Apple Inc.”

Wow. She had barely had her iPhone for 30 days when she won. And she didn’t even know that a contest was going on. How lucky can you get?

Chunli’s good fortune didn’t stop at the $10,000 gift card. The woman was also flown to Bejing to visit Apple’s Chinese headquarters, and attended an award ceremony in her honor at the company’s nearby Sanlitun retail location.

As MacRumors points out, this charade certainly can’t hurt Apple’s recent efforts to raise brand awareness in China. The company has already partnered with two new major Chinese carriers this year. And word has it that Tim Cook was in the country today looking for a third. Interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Nice box !

  • http://twitter.com/aomia syler

    It was rigged

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2JFDZXSTUH2HWGIM6NSZX66KWA Kurt

      interesting that it happened to be won in china and not another country with market saturation

    • Imahottguy

      ZOMG you are an idiot if you believe that it was rigged.

    • Imahottguy

      ZOMG you are an idiot if you believe that it was rigged.

      • http://twitter.com/aomia syler

        it was a joke you duche

  • Anonymous

    The envy… :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/LinkinT Linkin Mnour

    She doesn’t know and won what if she knew.,,,, a women sure could do more

    • Imahottguy

      I read, and re-read your comment, and I cannot begin to understand what you said. “… and won what if she knew….” What??

  • http://www.facebook.com/LinkinT Linkin Mnour

    She doesn’t know and won what if she knew.,,,, a women sure could do more

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQOXOY7FVMFBMJHVQYUYDAO5HA Matchstick Boy

    Wow some rich bitch with a fucking Louis Vuitton purse of course fucking wins, thanks apple, now overseas get our jobs AND our fucking contest rewards…

    • Anonymous

      Yes, because Apple totally did a background check and reassured that the winner was very wealthy, and wore expensive clothes and attire.

      Seriously, do you re-check your comments before posting them? It’s a great way to avoid looking like a retard! :D

    • http://twitter.com/fuckjasperr J

      calm down brotha the purse is probably fake

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arthur-Ribeiro/100000334723179 Arthur Ribeiro

        who cares about overseas, etc. Americans have in mind they are THE BEST, and that they need no-one, but the reality is different, I would tell you that america is going trough a economic crisis at the same time it`s loosing market to china but, you racists doesn`t deserve that intelligent information. Just think that not everyone has the condition to buy original or expensive shit, and that is not what matters, being happy is what matters, if there are foreigners at your country(the legal ones), they deserve jobs and respect as everyone else, trust me, america wouldn`t live 1 day without the help that foreign people give at jobs and Foreign market, if you think they fuck everything so much try to stop Exporting food and roducts to see how great and independent your economy is! Stop being so rude and kiddish, get some books about economy, then read a history book, so you can learn about how your country run and how to respect people that are equal to you.

      • http://www.appleguider.com James Zhang

        Nice comment here. I do agree with you bro.

      • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.m.simon Stephen Michael Simon

        Isn’t your lunch break over? Time to get back to making my New iPad buddy!

      • Kok Hean

        Fake? Are you kidding me? A lot of the Chinese people studied hard to go to universities and after getting their university certificates, they have to try hard to find jobs. So while they own their well paying jobs and are able to afford to buy items that people think are fake, you can just sit down in front of your computer and complain about how poor you are, without even trying.

    • Anonymous

      Is china that is a fake bag!

      • http://twitter.com/BlueSpArKyB Bhavesh Patel

        *racist

    • http://www.facebook.com/dillanpham Dillan Pham

      erm… ofcourse the rich woulda won that shizzle… poor folks like us is on idownloadblog jailbreaking and downloading shizz for free! only da dich have the ka-chings to ‘buy’ them shizz.. bros!!! =)

    • http://twitter.com/PROL1MIT Osama

      It was fair and square, you’re just jealous.
      ”Our contest rewards” Hmph, it’s not like your country alone downloaded 24,999,999,999 apps.
      It’s great from Apple that they gave everyone the opportunity to win and not just a specific country.

    • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

      It is CHINA so its probably a fake purse 99.9% chance of it. But nonetheless I never win crap. EVER.

      • Imahottguy

        Boohoo. I hardly ever win contests either, but I don’t whine. Also, with all the fakes EVERYWHERE in the world, I’d say there were a high likelihood that anyone with one of those purses had a fake, not just because she is in China.

      • Imahottguy

        Boohoo. I hardly ever win contests either, but I don’t whine. Also, with all the fakes EVERYWHERE in the world, I’d say there were a high likelihood that anyone with one of those purses had a fake, not just because she is in China.

      • Imahottguy

        Boohoo. I hardly ever win contests either, but I don’t whine. Also, with all the fakes EVERYWHERE in the world, I’d say there were a high likelihood that anyone with one of those purses had a fake, not just because she is in China.

    • Imahottguy

      You sir are why so many people hate the USA. “… our fucking contest rewards…”? You do realize the contest was open to the whole world right? Just because Apple is based in the US doesn’t mean that the winner has to be from there. You < Common Fucking Sense.

  • Matt Lewis

    Seriously WTF?

  • Anonymous

    *ihatethatwoman* GOOD FOR HER!!!

  • http://twitter.com/arskka ArthurTT

    Ay least her iPhone is not fake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reanimationxp Drew Alden

    “The woman was also flown to Bejing to visit Apple’s Chinese headquarters, and attended an award ceremony in her honor…”

    Yeah, great job downloading that (free) app. We should throw a fucking ceremony.

    • Kok Hean

      It costs a dollar, by the way.

      • http://www.facebook.com/reanimationxp Drew Alden

        Not the free version.

      • Kok Hean

        Oh, so what you’re saying that in order for it to be fair, it must be a paid app to qualify?

  • http://twitter.com/chano27 Luciano Sanchez

    That’s a big kitchen.

  • http://twitter.com/Alibally13 Alastair Hall

    Why not just congratulate the girl instead of making up conspiracy theorys and slagging her off. Well done I say.

  • Anonymous

    did chun li download street fighter ..lol

  • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

    people would not be hating if they would have won this contest. But they didnt so haters are gonna hate.

  • Imahottguy

    Hey baybeh, how YOU doin? Need any help spending that iCash? lol

  • http://twitter.com/Rongmario Ethan Mahmood

    I used iOS Device since 2007 0_o And what did I get? NOTHING

  • Anonymous

    How my life has changed? I can buy more apps. Whoopdee doo.

  • http://twitter.com/GGmanye Gary

    Look all these whiners and racists… I’m not surprised by how immature they act but give it a break. She won fair and square.

    • Kok Hean

      And if the person’s an American from California, they’re going to say that the contest is biased towards Californians blah blah blah racist blah blah blah not international blah blah blah

  • Ernesto Carrillo

    Ur an idiot for spending so much time worrying about other ppls comment. Its a fucking comment. Chill out. If u dont like it get the fuk off of here.