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  • Apple Flies 25 Billionth App Contest Winner to Beijing to Collect Prize



    Apple flew 25 billionth app download contest winner Chunli Fu to the company’s Beijing headquarters to collect her $10,000 Apple Store gift card prize.

    Apple announced Fu won the contest earlier this month, and she finally received her gift card in person at Apples corporate headquarters some 400 miles away from her home city of Qingado, China according to M.I.C. Gadget.

    Fu won the contest with a download of the free version of Disney’s “Where’s My Water?”, but at the time wasn’t too much of an Apple fan and had only owned her iPhone for about one month. However, after winning the contest the Chinese media started referring to her as the “Apple girl.” Fu wasn’t even aware of the contest though, and thought Apple's repeated congratulatory phone calls were pranks. It took an email from Apple for Fu to finally realize she wasn’t being punked.

    Fu browsed the Apple Store in Sanlitun with her new $10,000 Apple Store gift card, but it’s uncertain if she bought anything. With $10,000 to spend on Apple products, I can imagine Fu becoming a little more of an Apple fan in the near future.

    What would you do with a $10,000 Apple Store gift card?

    Source: M.I.C. Gadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Flies 25 Billionth App Contest Winner to Beijing to Collect Prize started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. iliveudie's Avatar
      iliveudie -
      The Apple website said it was $10,000 to the app store lol. Not the APPLE STORE



      Here is the quote:
      "Prizes. One (1) winner will receive one (1) App Store Gift Card for credit in an amount equal to USD $10,000, redeemable in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store, as available in the country in which the winner is located. Total US Retail Value of all prizes is $10,000.00."
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I'd buy myself every current Apple product out there
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Maybe buy a few accessories for my MacBook Pro, sell the card for $8000 and use the cash for something else or let it sit in savings and collect interest.
      Interest? That's a joke right?

      Quote Originally Posted by quidam_brujah View Post
      First, I think she's from Qingdao as I can't find a map showing 'Qingado' (which sounds more Spanish than Chinese). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qingdao

      Second, since $10,000 US is going to buy her at least double in yuan, it might be worth it to buy a thousand $10 gift cards and give/sell them and cash them out that way.

      Third, we now know that it is technically possible to get a $10,000 Apple Store gift card. Now maybe some of these Wall Street finance folks that have been ripping everyone off, tanking their companies and still get Multi-million dollar bonuses can start spending some of that in Apple Store gift cards and we can finally start seeing this 'trickle down' happen.


      Great depression reference lol. Someone knows their history

      Also, just because the yuan is worth less doesn't mean prices are lower. It means that it take more yuan to equal the 10,000. It's not like 200 yuan will buy an iPhone, it's probably thousand of yuan
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      10000 dollar apple giftcard!!!!! lol what a set of stingy %$%$s apple are
    1. Krississ's Avatar
      Krississ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizi View Post
      I'd hit it.
      thank god i'm not the only one.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by Krississ View Post
      thank god i'm not the only one.
      You aren't the only one
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Interest? That's a joke right?
      Maybe. What else am I gonna do with 8 grand that I don't need to spend right away?
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Indeed