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Apple flew contest winner Chunli Fu to the company's headquarters in Beijing to collect her $10,000 Apple Store gift card for downloading the 25 billionth app from the iTunes App Store.

After being announced the winner earlier in March, Fu last week received the promised $10,000 gift card in person at Apple's Beijing corporate headquarters that is some 400 miles away from her home city of Qingdao, China, reports M.I.C. Gadget..

Previous to winning with a download of the free version of Disney's "Where's My Water?" app, Fu was not a dedicated Apple fan and only owned her iPhone for about one month.

Now referred to as the "Apple girl" by the Chinese media, Fu wasn't aware of the contest and though that Apple's initial congratulatory calls were pranks. Only after receiving an email from Apple Inc. did Fu believe what her friends had been telling her.

Fu took her $10,000 in credit to the Apple Store in Sanlitun where she browsed various products and was photographed inspecting a MacBook Pro. It is unclear what, if anything, Fu purchased.


Chunli Fu browses products at the Sanlitun Apple Store in China with the $10,000 gift card (left). | Source: M.I.C. Gadget


China has become Apple's most important market outside of the U.S. as a burgeoning middle class take an increasing interest in the company's products.

It was reported on Monday that Apple CEO Tim Cook was in China engaging in talks with officials over undisclosed topics, though insiders say that he is there primarily to discuss a next-generation iPhone.

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post #2 of 35
Now that's one pretty girl! After shopping, I understand she bought a Proview iPad.
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FYI: Tim Cook was in China to award a $10,000 Apple gift card to the judge in the Proview dustup.
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Based on the iPad in the lower-left corner, I guess Proview didn't demand the iPad Police confiscate those from actual Apple stores just yet.

Other than that, she's one classy gal!!
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Based on the iPad in the lower-left corner, I guess Proview didn't demand the iPad Police confiscate those from actual Apple stores just yet.

Those are the in-store kiosks. Using the demo app you can browse a digital catalogue and also summon a sales rep to your station for help with purchasing. I recently used the system at the Apple Store. It said I was 2nd in the queue for assistance. Then a sales person came up and greeted me within a couple minutes.

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I read something about class from another poster here...

What middle class in China, are you bs-ing us? In China it's the upper class and the dirt poor. The slave girls at Foxconn who ve never even played around with an iPad after putting in 12 hours a day labour are waaaaaay classier than whoever apples chooses to portray as a status symbol to ship more macs in a country where the ruling class are keeping the poor under forced military and political control.

And btw and I ve said it before, when you hit 25 billion apps downloaded it would be "classier" to give something back to the community of developpers that allow you to ship all these idevices, such as sponsoring a few well deserved app efforts that are struggling to survive.

What crass pr stunt of flying this girl over, dressing her up, hairdressing her and having her picture taken in the Chinese store... Makes Phil Shiller jumping off from 20 feet to a mattress to introduce the iBook seem like the epitome of good taste.
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Asian women! OMG! So hot!
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Make her do the hurricane kick.

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I read something about class from another poster here...

What middle class in China, are you bs-ing us? In China it's the upper class and the dirt poor. The slave girls at Foxconn who ve never even played around with an iPad after putting in 12 hours a day labour are waaaaaay classier than whoever apples chooses to portray as a status symbol to ship more macs in a country where the ruling class are keeping the poor under forced military and political control.

And btw and I ve said it before, when you hit 25 billion apps downloaded it would be "classier" to give something back to the community of developpers that allow you to ship all these idevices, such as sponsoring a few well deserved app efforts that are struggling to survive.

What crass pr stunt of flying this girl over, dressing her up, hairdressing her and having her picture taken in the Chinese store... Makes Phil Shiller jumping off from 20 feet to a mattress to introduce the iBook seem like the epitome of good taste.

Your's are some of the most asinine posts. What are you trying to prove?
post #10 of 35
I sometimes wonder why women rarely bother with tech forums. In fact, they seem to recoil from it.

I think I know why.

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Now that's one pretty girl! After shopping, I understand she bought a Proview iPad.

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What crass pr stunt of flying this girl over, dressing her up, hairdressing her and having her picture taken in the Chinese store... Makes Phil Shiller jumping off from 20 feet to a mattress to introduce the iBook seem like the epitome of good taste.

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Asian women! OMG! So hot!

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Make her do the hurricane kick.
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I sometimes wonder why women rarely bother with tech forums. In fact, they seem to recoil from it.

I think I know why.

A lot of men are masculinity challenged. This is one of the few ways they can convince themselves it ain't so.
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Your's are some of the most asinine posts. What are you trying to prove?

I was making quite a few points actually:

First that apple should have sponsored devs, and given something back to the dev community for helping her sell so many iOS devices, and reaching 25 billion downloads. And that curating an app store doesn't mean only a guaranteed 30% cut, and 100$ per dev, the latter to keep "curating" the store at no cost. But it might also mean handpicking 100 great apps that are not selling well and allowing their development for another year or so, with just 1/100 of a drop in the pool of money they have in the bank. That they are not being decent to the people they "employ", among the 500,000 people they have created jobs for, including the fed ex folk people and the folk who build and repair fed ex trucks.

I was also making a point on the aesthetics of this ad, of using a pretty (under certain angles at least) girl, dressing and hairdressing her up, flying her over and taking her picture in the store in China as a bit of departure from the square begs in the round holes ads. I felt like I was looking at an ad by Samsung. At least Phil Shiller jumping off to a mattress then hi fiving Steve had a sense of innocence and fun to it.

I also noted that they manufacture in a country where they can get dirt cheap labour due to the the country's infinitesimaly small ruling political and militia class suppressing their people, and then sell back illusions of status and grandeur to that very same class while pretending they are actually offering humanitarian aid to foxconn workers. Somehow it didn't go down well with me one girl playing around with an apple product in a country where it would take another girl making said apple product oh about a half a lifetime of work to afford.

But prove something? With my kind of "asinine" posts? I would never even dream of that. Besides what's anyone trying to prove here?
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Fu took her $10,000 in credit to the Apple Store in Sanlitun where she browsed various products and was photographed inspecting a MacBook Pro. It is unclear what, if anything, Fu purchased

Probably nothing as she won a $10,000 dollar gift card to the App store, not to the Apple store.

-> http://www.apple.com/itunes/25-billion-app-countdown/
"The 25 billionth app download, Wheres My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the grand prize winner of Apples 25 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion, Chunli Fu will receive a $10,000 App Store Gift Card."
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i was making quite a few points actually:

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... It would be "classier"
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but prove something? With my kind of "asinine" posts? I would never even dream of that. Besides what's anyone trying to prove here?

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I was making quite a few points actually:

First that apple should have sponsored devs, and given something back to the dev community for helping her sell so many iOS devices, and reaching 25 billion downloads. And that curating an app store doesn't mean only a guaranteed 30% cut, and 100$ per dev, the latter to keep "curating" the store at no cost. But it might also mean handpicking 100 great apps that are not selling well and allowing their development for another year or so, with just 1/100 of a drop in the pool of money they have in the bank. That they are not being decent to the people they "employ", among the 500,000 people they have created jobs for, including the fed ex folk people and the folk who build and repair fed ex trucks.

Apple gave them a place to sell their apps. Secondly, the $100 is for the development tools. I like to see someone try to handpick 100 "great" apps that aren't selling well in the 500000 apps they have. And how would Apple know they great? Of course someone will need to use it continuously. Then you have the free apps, how can someone sell something for free?


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I was also making a point on the aesthetics of this ad, of using a pretty (under certain angles at least) girl, dressing and hairdressing her up, flying her over and taking her picture in the store in China as a bit of departure from the square begs in the round holes ads. I felt like I was looking at an ad by Samsung. At least Phil Shiller jumping off to a mattress then hi fiving Steve had a sense of innocence and fun to it.

secondly, how would you know the woman doesn't dress like that normally. She was able to get an iPhone. Of course you've been to China and know everyone who doesn't live in the big cities live in cardboard shacks.

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I also noted that they manufacture in a country where they can get dirt cheap labour due to the the country's infinitesimaly small ruling political and militia class suppressing their people, and then sell back illusions of status and grandeur to that very same class while pretending they are actually offering humanitarian aid to foxconn workers. Somehow it didn't go down well with me one girl playing around with an apple product in a country where it would take another girl making said apple product oh about a half a lifetime of work to afford.

interesting that you blame Apple for all the electronics manufacturing problems in China. That's some feat. At least with Apple products, you have "illusions of status" unlike the China produced Xboxes or LG phones or Dell computers.
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A lot of men are masculinity challenged. This is one of the few ways they can convince themselves it ain't so.

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Now that's one pretty girl! After shopping, I understand she bought a Proview iPad.

LOL. Proview's not giving away much these days. Maybe a free LED street lamp for the 25 billionth Proview iPad NOT sold.

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Your's are some of the most asinine posts. What are you trying to prove?

I have to agree. Seriously off the rails remarks that don't deserve any response.

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I read something about class from another poster here...

What middle class in China, are you bs-ing us? In China it's the upper class and the dirt poor. The slave girls at Foxconn who ve never even played around with an iPad after putting in 12 hours a day labour are waaaaaay classier than whoever apples chooses to portray as a status symbol to ship more macs in a country where the ruling class are keeping the poor under forced military and political control.

And btw and I ve said it before, when you hit 25 billion apps downloaded it would be "classier" to give something back to the community of developpers that allow you to ship all these idevices, such as sponsoring a few well deserved app efforts that are struggling to survive.

What crass pr stunt of flying this girl over, dressing her up, hairdressing her and having her picture taken in the Chinese store... Makes Phil Shiller jumping off from 20 feet to a mattress to introduce the iBook seem like the epitome of good taste.

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Your's are some of the most asinine posts. What are you trying to prove?

Pay no attention to myapplelove. He's busy re-writing Mike Daisey's "non-fiction" stage script.
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Pay no attention to myapplelove. He's busy re-writing Mike Daisey's "non-fiction" stage script.

I think so poorly of myapplelove that I feel bad for Mike Daisey for that comparison.

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Fu wasn't aware of the contest and though that Apple's initial congratulatory calls were pranks. Only after receiving an email from Apple Inc. did Fu believe what her friends had been telling her.

That's funny . Her friends must yank her chain a lot. Though just from the photo, she doesn't look particularly naive.
post #22 of 35
myapplelove

Hey you don't like Apple, or their policies, then don't support them with YOUR money...

I will continue to support Apple, and the developers, who are PAID for their work..

I see nothing wrong with Apple showing appreciation for people who buy their products..

You need to crawl back into your liberal elitist racist hole....
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post #23 of 35
Here Chinese name is 傅春莉。Now her nickname in Chinese is called as a lucky iPhone girl.



She hold her reward card:


Apple staff hosted her at Beijing airport. After she arrived at Beijing, she was led to Apple Beijing office and she had her lunch there.


She became a "celebrity" immediately. Many Journalists took pictures of her. She met many people there, including Apple staff, at Beijing Apple store.


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I was making quite a few points actually:

First that apple should have sponsored devs, and given something back to the dev community for helping her sell so many iOS devices, and reaching 25 billion downloads. And that curating an app store doesn't mean only a guaranteed 30% cut, and 100$ per dev, the latter to keep "curating" the store at no cost. But it might also mean handpicking 100 great apps that are not selling well and allowing their development for another year or so, with just 1/100 of a drop in the pool of money they have in the bank. That they are not being decent to the people they "employ", among the 500,000 people they have created jobs for, including the fed ex folk people and the folk who build and repair fed ex trucks.

I was also making a point on the aesthetics of this ad, of using a pretty (under certain angles at least) girl, dressing and hairdressing her up, flying her over and taking her picture in the store in China as a bit of departure from the square begs in the round holes ads. I felt like I was looking at an ad by Samsung. At least Phil Shiller jumping off to a mattress then hi fiving Steve had a sense of innocence and fun to it.

I also noted that they manufacture in a country where they can get dirt cheap labour due to the the country's infinitesimaly small ruling political and militia class suppressing their people, and then sell back illusions of status and grandeur to that very same class while pretending they are actually offering humanitarian aid to foxconn workers. Somehow it didn't go down well with me one girl playing around with an apple product in a country where it would take another girl making said apple product oh about a half a lifetime of work to afford.

But prove something? With my kind of "asinine" posts? I would never even dream of that. Besides what's anyone trying to prove here?

This guy is acting like a jackass. I think you should ban him or give him a warning.
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i read something about class from another poster here...

What middle class in china, are you bs-ing us? In china it's the upper class and the dirt poor. The slave girls at foxconn who ve never even played around with an ipad after putting in 12 hours a day labour are waaaaaay classier than whoever apples chooses to portray as a status symbol to ship more macs in a country where the ruling class are keeping the poor under forced military and political control.

And btw and i ve said it before, when you hit 25 billion apps downloaded it would be "classier" to give something back to the community of developpers that allow you to ship all these idevices, such as sponsoring a few well deserved app efforts that are struggling to survive.

What crass pr stunt of flying this girl over, dressing her up, hairdressing her and having her picture taken in the chinese store... Makes phil shiller jumping off from 20 feet to a mattress to introduce the ibook seem like the epitome of good taste.

are you mike daisey?
post #26 of 35
OMG look at the photo! She just left the $10K gift card sitting on the table while she plays with a Mac. Um, she wouldn't do that in New Jersey.

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myapplelove

Hey you don't like Apple, or their policies, then don't support them with YOUR money...

I will continue to support Apple, and the developers, who are PAID for their work..

I see nothing wrong with Apple showing appreciation for people who buy their products..

You need to crawl back into your liberal elitist racist hole....

I don't like a lot of apple's current policies and I am criticizing them on some of them. Since you somehow got political, the people who run this forum are very apparently of a liberal political disposition as well. How being a liberal makes someone a racist is beyond me to understand. I am being a racist for wanting apple to reward developers instead by sponsoring some of them instead of rich wives of chinese businessmen with $500 dollar handbags?
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I don't like a lot of apple's current policies and I am criticizing them on some of them. Since you somehow got political, the people who run this forum are very apparently of a liberal political disposition as well. How being a liberal makes someone a racist is beyond me to understand. I am being a racist for wanting apple to reward developers instead by sponsoring some of them instead of rich wives of chinese businessmen with $500 dollar handbags?

Yup, you should ban him.
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I read something about class from another poster here...

What middle class in China, are you bs-ing us? In China it's the upper class and the dirt poor. The slave girls at Foxconn who ve never even played around with an iPad after putting in 12 hours a day labour are waaaaaay classier than whoever apples chooses to portray as a status symbol to ship more macs in a country where the ruling class are keeping the poor under forced military and political control.

Either you've never been to China and just regurgitate ignorance without actual knowledge or you've been to China and never left your tour group to actually talk to Chinese citizens outside of those who served you. As someone who has been to multiple cities in China on multiple trips there and been in actual homes of friends there I can say there is a strong middle class. My friends are all college educated with descent (not great - same as most Americans) jobs and live a "normal" life in nice homes. That is one of the MANY reasons China has their pollution problem - a growing middle class that are going out and buying cars which is why they are one of the biggest users of foreign oil. All my friends were born very poor, but like most their parents struggled and worked hard and to send to give their kids a better life and why education is extremely important there. China has many problems, most being political, but every country has many problems including the US and yes there is a very large poor farmer / migrant worker population there and you see people on the streets begging. But you see that in every major US city also. And yes the people want better lives and most want a relaxed more open government, but China is without question a quickly developing country with a fast growing middle class same as India and other fast developing countries. They are basically where the US was 80-100 years ago in many ways. So before you spew stupidity try to get to know the people and spend time with them.
post #30 of 35
China's pollution is due to MANY (as you said) problems the very least of which is your middle class friends' cars.

I concede that I used a hyperbole, and a poorly worded one for that matter, I am not ignorant of the social conditions in China. There is a small, struggling middle class which is dwarfed by far by the vast numbers of poor, and held in control by the enormously powerful and rich upper classes and the militia. Apple is still making a nice market for itself there mostly due to the upper class and not some "burgeoning" middle class, but that was omitted from the ai article because it wouldn't impact apple all that well to be mentioned. Unless of course you tell me in your experience that your middle class friends can afford an iphone, an ipad and a mac. If most of them can afford to own all these devices, I ll admit to making a mistake, and that it's not the filthy rich and powerful few (who in China's huge demographic aren't few at all) who are apple's current market, their gucci purse holding wives and girlfriends, their siblings and their bodyguards. The way apple's winner of 25 billion app download was dressed, what with the expensive bag, coat, and jewelry I wouldn't put her in the middle class of south europe let alone the one in China. She commented also that she is not a "big fan of apple". I am sure her first phone was an lg prada.
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What middle class in China, are you bs-ing us? In China it's the upper class and the dirt poor. The slave girls at Foxconn who ve never even played around with an iPad after putting in 12 hours a day labour are waaaaaay classier than whoever apples chooses to portray as a status symbol to ship more macs in a country where the ruling class are keeping the poor under forced military and political control.

According to the CIA Factbook:
DISTRIBUTION OF FAMILY INCOME - GINI INDEX
100 = perfect inequality
70.7 = Namibia (worst)

48 = China
45 = United States
44.5 = Iran

23 = Sweden (best)
0 = perfect equality

I hate to break it to you but China and the US are not that different.
They have the Communist Party and we have the 1%.
Their middle-class is growing and ours is shrinking.
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China's pollution is due to MANY (as you said) problems the very least of which is your middle class friends' cars.

I concede that I used a hyperbole, and a poorly worded one for that matter, I am not ignorant of the social conditions in China. There is a small, struggling middle class which is dwarfed by far by the vast numbers of poor, and held in control by the enormously powerful and rich upper classes and the militia. Apple is still making a nice market for itself there mostly due to the upper class and not some "burgeoning" middle class, but that was omitted from the ai article because it wouldn't impact apple all that well to be mentioned. Unless of course you tell me in your experience that your middle class friends can afford an iphone, an ipad and a mac. If most of them can afford to own all these devices, I ll admit to making a mistake, and that it's not the filthy rich and powerful few (who in China's huge demographic aren't few at all) who are apple's current market, their gucci purse holding wives and girlfriends, their siblings and their bodyguards. The way apple's winner of 25 billion app download was dressed, what with the expensive bag, coat, and jewelry I wouldn't put her in the middle class of south europe let alone the one in China. She commented also that she is not a "big fan of apple". I am sure her first phone was an lg prada.

Shut the fuck up!

myapplelove is dumb, stupid and psychotic!

He's obviously a troll who put up a link to his blog to get more traffic. What a loser!
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They have the Communist Party and we have the 1%.
Their middle-class is growing and ours is shrinking.

This for sure....
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Shut the fuck up!

myapplelove is dumb, stupid and psychotic!

He's obviously a troll who put up a link to his blog to get more traffic. What a loser!

Who made you boss? Troll
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@ IronTed,

Your comments crosses the line several times. Enough to get you banned for 3 days. I suggest editing your post. Attack the post, not the poster.

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