In a press release published today on its official website and entitled “App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records”, Apple shared new figures about his app store. The Cupertino company says that the first week of January was responsible for a new sales record on the App Store, with almost half a billion dollars spent on applications, games and in-app purchases.
In addition, the day of January 1, 2015 was the most prolific since the creation of the App Store in 2008. In 2014, sales increased by 50% and applications generated more than $ 10 billion in revenue for developers. To date, they have earned a cumulative amount of $ 25 billion through the App Store.
In just six years, the iOS ecosystem has created 627,000 jobs in the United States alone. The App Store now offers more than 1.4 million applications for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch divided into 24 categories and is present in 155 countries around the world. Among them, more than 725,000 are designed for the iPad.
“This year got off to a great start after a record year for the App Store and our developer communitySaid Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Apple, responsible for Internet software and services. “We are very proud of the creativity and innovation that developers bring to applications created for iOS users.”.
During the holidays, many Apple mobile device users purchased RED-labeled applications. As a reminder, the initiative of the Californian brand is to offer exclusive content on the App Store, all proceeds being donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. Apple made a record donation of $ 20 million this quarter, and more than $ 100 million since the start of its partnership with (RED).
Finally, Apple Pay has since its release last October conquered many customers, merchants and application developers. More and more banks and credit unions are adopting Apple Pay, which now supports almost 90% of the total volume of credit card purchases in the United States.