Apple announces 25 billion app downloads, $10K iTunes winner
Apple has followed up their previous website announcement with a press release, repeating that the iTunes App Store has reached 25 billion downloads, and revealing that the person who downloaded the 25 billionth app, Where's My Water? Free, was Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. He'll be getting a $10,000 iTunes gift card.
The App Store, which launched alongside the iPhone 3G and iOS 2 (iPhone OS 2) in 2008, is now in 123 countries, with over 550,000 apps, over 170,000 of which run natively on the iPad.
Here's the full press released, and congratulations to Chunli Fu!
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