Recently, we reported that the number of total app store downloads crossed 25 billion.
Now Apple has confirmed that the 25th billion app download had occurred from China.
Apple was 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 earlier this week, offering more details about the “winning” download.
With more than 315 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are floating around worldwide at the moment. Lots of apps are downloaded each day. But the 25 billionth app was downloaded sometime last weekend. According to Apple, that winner app was “Where’s My Water?”
Apple said that 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 is to receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. Apple has a big fan-base in China one should not be surprised if the 25th billion download came from world’s most populated nation.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said, “We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded. 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.”
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