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  • Apple Says 25th Billion App Download Came from Inside China


    Early Monday, Apple confirmed that the 25th billion app download had occurred. Following the obligatory massive countdown clock that usually adorns the Apple website ahead of such a milestone download marker, Apple issued a statement to the press this morning offering more details about the "winning" download.

    With more than 315 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices floating around worldwide at the moment, lots of apps are downloaded each day. But over the weekend, the 25 billionth app was downloaded. And what was the app, you ask? According to Apple, the winner was "Where's My Water?"

    Apple says the app was was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps, Chunli Fu receives a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. Of course, with an ever-swelling Apple fan base in China, it comes as little surprise that the milestone app download transpired inside of the world's most populous nation.

    “We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” says 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.”

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Says 25th Billion App Download Came from Inside China started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      The winner was from China because it was around 1:30am on the West Coast when the 25 Billionth was downloaded. Which would have been funny if the App that won was the DUI check Point App (I know it was removed) downloaded from someone on the West Coast!
      Actually the counter stopped at 11:45 central time. Was watching it myself. Unless their website counter was extremly off because it was counting at about 1k a second to 3k a second when it was almost done.
    1. blinxtom's Avatar
      blinxtom -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I wouldn't be surprised if China hired 2,000 of its citizens to sit in a (large) room and constantly buy apps for 24 hours when the contest end drew near.

      Either that... or it's simply luck. The point is I don't trust China.
      Quote Originally Posted by Dazz187s View Post
      I demand a recount. The chinese are known for their wizardly ways.
      I just lol'd
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Lol poor chinese people
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Maybe it was a Foxconn worker.

      He made the iDevice by stealing one piece at a time.... (Like the Johnny Cash song, where he steals parts off of the assembly line for years and years, until he has all the parts and creates his dream car that he could have never afforded from the pay he received from GM.)

      With his iDevice created, and desperately wanting to play the five star hit water game by Disney.... he spent all of the wages he had earned working at Foxconn for the last 8 years, enabling him to afford the .99 cent app. Which, ultimately won him the $10,000 iTunes gift card.

      After learning one of their workers had won the $10,000 gift card, Foxxcon knew that there was no possible way one of their employes could have ever bought a iDevice, and therefore knew he must be a thief.

      As the winner slept, holding his custom made iDevice, loaded with $10,000 of digital content tightly to his chest, Foxconn security burst into his tiny room, and ripped the device from his body.

      Foxconn security was ordered to chop of both of the mans hands, so he could never use the device he had spent years creating, or play the game he spent his life savings on.

      As the man laid on the floor, bleeding profusely, his hands removed from his body, Foxconn employees continued to torture the man as he laid in a pool of his own blood. They logged into his iTunes account, and forced him to watch as they spent all $10,000 of his itunes award on "NewsStand" subscriptions. This complete waste of money was to hard to watch. He could cope with having no hands, being labeled a criminal, and spending the rest of his life in a prison very similar to his work place.

      But the thought of all of his award money being wasted on "Newstand" was to much to bare. His will to live left his body, his heart stopped, his soul, along with his will to live... left him....and his lifeless body fell to the floor. His 46 "roommates" went back to bed.

      The government controlled Chinese media aired the entire event. They labeled the man a dirty thief, the people agreed, and cheered his death.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      My name is chunli fu and I'm from quingdao.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      The winner downloaded the free version of the game.
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      The winner downloaded the free version of the game.
      Work with me here man!...it ruins the whole story if he bought the free one!
    1. Biffter's Avatar
      Biffter -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      There was no notification center, yes SBSettings acts the same way though on the drop down but No notification center
      Did you miss LockInfo for the last few years then, that is basically notification centre......
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Hey I thought I was the only one with that name. Haha.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by Biffter View Post
      Did you miss LockInfo for the last few years then, that is basically notification centre......
      I've been using lockinfo just never thought of it as a notification center cause I only use it on the lock-screen
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Work with me here man!...it ruins the whole story if he bought the free one!
      Lol entertaining story.
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Awdad724 View Post
      This is a understandable argument..
      if your like 90 % of the other jailbreakers out there that know nothing about what they are doing and download 100 different tweaks until they finally get constant reboots and blame it all on the fact that jailbreaking in the first place is what made there device unstable.
      You can't say that. It's a straight fact the device is more unstable. I have been jailbreaking since the beginning, and I'm a cyberdefense specialist. All I have on my jailbroken iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are Tether Me and My3G. My springboard crashes every couple days or so. I don't even have themes, or any of the extra crap for it. Honestly, I would say your like 90% of this forum and have no idea what your talking about.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Man, I thought I had it too lol. There's always 50 bil I guess