Winner of Apple’s 25 billion app countdown contest picks up her prize

27 March, 2012 - Paul Dixon
Fu Chunli

The winner of Apple’s 25 billion app countdown contest, Fu Chunli from Qingdao, China has now picked up her prize – a $10,000 gift card for downloading the all-important 25 billionth app – Disney’s Where’s My Water? Free.

She was flown out by Apple, to the company’s Beijing headquarters, and then taken to the Sanlitun Retail Store where she was presented with the card and spoke to the press.

Chinese tech site M.I.C Gadget reports that Chunli is relatively new to the Apple world, and didn’t initially believe the phone call telling her the good news:

“Fu Chunli was not a big fan of Apple, and had only purchased her iPhone for about one month, still learning how to use the App Store. She didn’t know anything about the competition until she was contacted by Apple. When she received a call from staff at Apple (China), she thought it was a hoax. She was still confused when a friend told her that she received a prize from Apple, but did not believe her luck until she saw an email from Apple Inc.”

Fu Chunli at the Sanlitun Apple Store

While Chunli was at the store she was also given some iPhone training, and tried out some of the company’s other products. Apparently, the local media now refer to her as the ‘Apple Girl’ from China.

[Via MacRumors]

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