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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. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Congrats
    1. RobberBoy's Avatar
      RobberBoy -
      nice...
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Yeah Apple should be thanking the hackers who created Installer which is now Cydia. Leave it to Apple to always take credit for something they stole.
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      Yeah Apple should be thanking the hackers who created Installer which is now Cydia. Leave it to Apple to always take credit for something they stole.
      Those that have been jailbreaking since the beginning will understand this!!
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Quote Originally Posted by Truckerbear View Post
      Those that have been jailbreaking since the beginning will understand this!!

      I always have this argument with my brother-in-law who is just another brain washed Apple retail store manager. I always love rubbing in his face the things that my iPhone can do and his can't.
    1. iSari's Avatar
      iSari -
      damn him LOL
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      I always have this argument with my brother-in-law who is just another brain washed Apple retail store manager. I always love rubbing in his face the things that my iPhone can do and his can't.
      +1. Must be a great feeling.
    1. artgnz92's Avatar
      artgnz92 -
      The winner is from china??? Congrats and I'm 99.9% sure the winner was chosen from china because Apple is currently an a trademark dispute and wants to be on chinas good side for the final decision of iPad™ being apples property. This was Planned since the beginning. :/
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      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!
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by iSari View Post
      damn him LOL
      ++1
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      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.
    1. moribo's Avatar
      moribo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      +1. Must be a great feeling.
      I jail broke my phone until the iPhone 4. Every single one. Then with the 4 and 4S, and the standard of App Store Apps these days, I find no need too.

      On a side note, I find my device a million times more stable unjailbroken.

      I guess its just preference.
    1. Dazz187s's Avatar
      Dazz187s -
      I demand a recount. The chinese are known for their wizardly ways.
    1. trevorrawson's Avatar
      trevorrawson -
      I know this isn't where this was supposed to posted but I've been searching and can't find the appropriate forum. So please don't be to upset. I've heard that there is a forum where you can recommend interesting online articles to the staff. I've never done this before but I found a cool kick starter page that they might be interested in. Thanks for the help.
    1. Awdad724's Avatar
      Awdad724 -
      Quote Originally Posted by moribo View Post
      I jail broke my phone until the iPhone 4. Every single one. Then with the 4 and 4S, and the standard of App Store Apps these days, I find no need too.

      On a side note, I find my device a million times more stable unjailbroken.

      I guess its just preference.
      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.
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      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.
      This. I love the conspiracy talk here; "China's evil", "Apple just did this so the Chinese would let them win the trademark suit". Time to remove the foil hats boys. It could also have something to do with the amount of iPhones that are active in China, I read somewhere around 15 million, and that maybe it was just luck that someone over there won?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dazz187s View Post
      I demand a recount. The chinese are known for their wizardly ways.
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Truckerbear View Post
      Those that have been jailbreaking since the beginning will understand this!!
      +1. Without jailbreakers apple wouldnt be what it is now. I can only think of 2 things apple has added that jailbreakers(or app developers) didn't have/think of first. 1. Siri 2. iCloud
      Everything else; multitasking, notification center, copy paste, home screen wallpaper... Name anything. We had it first in one way or another.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddonuts4 View Post
      +1. Without jailbreakers apple wouldnt be what it is now. I can only think of 2 things apple has added that jailbreakers(or app developers) didn't have/think of first. 1. Siri 2. iCloud
      Everything else; multitasking, notification center, copy paste, home screen wallpaper... Name anything. We had it first in one way or another.
      There was no notification center, yes SBSettings acts the same way though on the drop down but No notification center
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      Mmmmman if it wasnt for me, tht person wouldnt have won so that person should give me mayb a k of tht 10k