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"Apple Girl" who downloaded the 25 billionth app from the App Store, collects prize in Beijing

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Chunli Fu, who downloaded Disney's "Where's My Water?" to win Apple's contest marking the 25 billionth app download from the App Store, was flown to Beijing last week to receive her prize. At Apple HQ in Beijing, Fu received her $10,000 Apple Store Gift Card about 400 miles away from her home in Qingdao, China. According to M.I.C. Gadget, Fu was not aware of the contest and thought the phone calls to her house to inform her of her prize were prank calls. It wasn't until she received an email from Apple that Fu finally believed that she had won.

Ironically, Fu is now being called "Apple girl" in the Chinese media even though she was not a fan of Apple and had owned her Apple iPhone for only 1 month before installing the fateful app. With her $10,000 credit, Chunli Fu visited the Apple Store in Sanlitun and it is unknown if she made any purchases at the time. She did appear interested in an Apple Mac Book Pro.

Apple couldn't have planned the results of the contest any better as it helped promote the tech company in a market that it considers very important. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been engaged in talks with officials in the country supposedly to discuss the next-gen Apple iPhone.

source: Qdqss (translated), M.I.C.Gadget via AppleInsider

Apple Girl Chunli Fu at the Sanlitun Apple Store
Apple Girl Chunli Fu at the Sanlitun Apple Store

Apple Girl Chunli Fu at the Sanlitun Apple Store


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posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:03 8

1. JGuinan007 (Posts: 641; Member since: 19 May 2011)


yeah that was rigged so someone in China would win

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:08 4

2. Astreo (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 May 2011)


that would be said no matter where the winner was at.

what does suck is that shes such a newcomer to apple.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:29

5. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


T®R®U®E

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:30

6. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Y®E®A®P

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:50 1

8. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Actually, I kind of thought the same thing. Apple's largest audience yet to be fully conquered all of a sudden gets the win...yeah okay.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 09:29 1

11. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


I agree. This was a setup by Apple because they're struggling with China right now. They needed the positive PR. Anyway, it's Apple, can't expect anything else from a brainwashing company.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:14 1

3. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


She makes the iPhone and now she gets a bunch of apps :D

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:17

4. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


O wow good luck apple iGIRL

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:44 1

7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I thought an American would have win instead of this.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 22:26

9. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


T®H®A®T®S®R®I®G®H®T

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 10:12

12. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1653; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


why the hell are you typing like that? its f**king annoying

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 12:16 1

13. bayusuputra (Posts: 945; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


he's a barista, dude.. just discover a way to type that in his phone..

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 01:41 4

10. _PHug_ (Posts: 395; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I don't care about the Apple contest.

I just want to see her choke slam Blanka

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 12:48

14. dejahu (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Pretty hilarious that she didn't even like Apple products prior to winning. Waiting for the update on this news story when she sells this card for $9,000 to China's equivalent of Craig's List.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 14:15

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


shes going to spend all her money on Apple products only. nothing else.

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