Apple reveals 25th billion App Store downloader: Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China wins $10,000 iTunes Gift Card

As we reported on Saturday, Apple today announced that more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store by the users of the more than 315 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices worldwide. The 25 billionth app downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps, Chunli Fu will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.

“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, in the press release. “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.”

The revolutionary App Store offers more than 550,000 apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in 123 countries around the world, with more than 170,000 native iPad apps available. App Store customers can choose from an incredible range of apps in 21 categories, including Newsstand, games, business, news, sports, health & fitness and travel. The App Store has paid out more than four billion dollars to developers.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

Source: Apple Inc.

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  1. If I remember right the first one of these was won by someone in… the USA, Apple’s home base and biggest market. And now this one is won by someone in… China, Apple’s current most important market as they have seen sales growing rapidly in China. Oh don’t you just love those little coincidences in life. I’m not saying it’s fixed, of course not that would be unthinkable LMAO.

    1. It make statistical sense. It’s like buying a large number of tickets at a Raffle. Your odds aren’t guaranteed, but become better of being drawn. The US and China have to make up a huge percent of all downloads on any given day.

  2. Someone from China eh? I think Apple did that on purpose as they are trying to expand in China. What better way with this kind of exposure? I think the while App download clock is a hoax too!

    1. haha. Yeah, as in, “Where’s my water?” The future in which water scarcity starts wars may be closer than we think. And resource scarcity in China may also be a serious issue before long.

  3. just looking at the titles of the links MDN put up.

    2008-2009 1 billion (9 months)
    2009-2010 2 billion (another 9 months) 3 billion total
    2010-2011 7 billion downloads. (jan-jan) 10 billion total
    2011-2012 15 billion downloads. (jan-March) 25 billion total..

    I’m pretty sure the Android Market is pretty close to those numbers as well 😉
    Apple needs to watch out, or they will lose the “Tablet War”


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