Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Apple App Store Sales Reached $10 Billion In 2013

Apple customers spent more than $10 billion in the App Store in 2013, including over an incredible $1 billion in sales in December alone and..

Apple customers spent more than $10 billion

Apple customers spent more than $10 billion in the App Store in 2013, including over an incredible $1 billion in sales in December alone.

It was the best year for the App Store business so far. The more than $10 billion in 2013 revenue is great news for developers.

How much do Apple App developers get?

But now is the next question, how much money did Apple pay to its developers, as the company put it, since the App Store's inception nearly 7 years ago? Well, 15 billion dollars (not a typo), and that’s after its customary 30 percent cut!

The company said developers really took advantage of the new iOS 7 APIs to overhaul their apps and mentioned successful App Store developers such as Yahoo, Pinterest and a few others. The company also cast spotlight on some surprise 2013 hits such as Ellen DeGeneres Heads Up and hit games from international developers like Clumsy Ninja and Candy Crush Saga, which reached half a billion downloads in just a year!

Apple's App Store is now home to over a million apps for iOS devices, half of which specifically tailored to the iPad's bigger screen. Having opened for business nearly seven years ago, the App Store now operates in 155 countries around the world.

 

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