Two days after Apple reached the 25 Billionth App download for the Apple App Store, they’ve (Apple) finally announced that person who downloaded the 25th Billionth iOS App and won the $10,000 iTunes® Gift Card. The app that was downloaded was the free puzzle game app made by Disney called Where’s My Water?, it was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China.
Even though the winning download is a free app, the fact that the winner is Chinese and in Qingdao, China. This is a sure sign that Apple is little by little is successfully penetrating what others considered to be the largest mobile market in World.
Like what Erica Ogg of GigaOm wrote:
This is just too perfectly fitting, that a customer in a major city in China ends up symbolizing the reach, influence and internationalization of Apple’s mobile App Store over the four years since its opening — especially when you also consider how China is so vitally important to Apple’s future as a company, and the degree to which Apple is entangled in China’s industrial and economic fortunes.
In a press release; “We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” said 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.”
So if you’re one of those who downloaded an App from the Apple App Store, be it the 1 billionth, 10th billion or the 25th billion then you’re already part now of Apple history. I guess the next for Apple is the 50th Billion Download?
To read Apple’s full press release, you can click here.
Last modified: March 5, 2012