The $10K iTunes Gift Card: I didn’t win either

March 5, 2012

In addition to being the home of a fairly tasty eponymous brew, Qingdao China is the place, sometime on Saturday, where the 25 billionth app from the iOS App Store was downloaded. And, what was the fateful app? A $0.99 kid’s game made by Disney. Hmm, let’s repeat that again — someone in China download a Disney app — not the least bit suspicious, is it?

Apple has announced that Chunli Fu, who probably doesn’t bear any resemblance to that Chun Li (Mmm, Olivia Mmm-Munn), was the person who downloaded the 25 billionth app, which just happened to be Disney’s Where’s My Water?

“We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, senior vice president, 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.”

That said, Apple and Disney are long-time corporate chums. Steve Jobs was the rat’s biggest investor and the companies cooperate in, well, more ways than you can shake a stick at, assuming one wanted to or somehow felt the need.

Then there’s the fact that the 25 billionth app was sold to — may we call you, “mum”? — a person, nay, child in China.

Can you imagine a more perfect result from the perfect marketing company? It’s just magic how these things turn out.

Moreover, we’ve got the problem with a worldwide contest that offers one and only one prize — a single person in a single location wins and the rest of us don’t.

I’m not bitter, though…

What’s your take?

via AFP

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One Response to “The $10K iTunes Gift Card: I didn’t win either”

  1. Joey:

    Huh. That is ironic. Since someone in America won last year for downloading the 10 billionth app, it could go both ways. Then again, there is possibility that the 25 billionth “winner” was some sort of publicity stunt… And it was a Disney app like you said. There is probably a lot more to the story, but of course with Apple, we’ll never know! Congrats to the… “Mum” girl. No bitterness intended.

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