Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Apple's App Store Racks Up Big Numbers

Apple posted record numbers for its App Store over the Holidays:

  • In the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchase.
  • January 1, 2016 marked the biggest day in App Store history with customers spending over $144 million, topping the previous record set a week earlier on Christmas Day.
  • Worldwide, the App Store has brought in nearly $40 billion for developers since 2008, with over one-third generated in the last year alone.
  • Apple claims that it is responsible for creating and supporting 1.9 million jobs in the U.S. alone. The company has previously reported that the iOS app economy has created 1.2 million jobs in Europe and 1.4 million jobs in China.