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

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


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15 Comments

1. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

yeah that was rigged so someone in China would win

2. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

that would be said no matter where the winner was at. what does suck is that shes such a newcomer to apple.

5. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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6. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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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.

11. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 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.

3. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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

4. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

O wow good luck apple iGIRL

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I thought an American would have win instead of this.

9. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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12. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

13. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

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

10. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I don't care about the Apple contest. I just want to see her choke slam Blanka

14. dejahu

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 01, 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.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

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