Now, comes the part that I wonder if this is just too much of a coincidence that with China being such an important market and opportunity, an iOS winner from China wins this prize. I mean, seriously, you cannot ask for a better PR campaign than this. It's likely that with all things Apple, this is getting a lot of positive press.
On top of that, there is the iPad trademark battle with Proview. I'm not sure whether if Apple or Proview has a more positive image in China. I read a post that many Chinese on Weibo believe Proview is attempting to extort money from a cash rich company like Apple. So I reckon Fu as winner of the $10,000 prize is a very positive thing.
Look, I have to point this out. I'm not saying that Apple fixed it so that the winner will come from China. However, Apple could not have asked for a better winner than Mr. Fu.