Date: Thursday, January 7th, 2016, 07:48
Category: App Store, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Finance, News
The numbers are in and Apple had a killer 2015 holiday season on the App Store, customers spending over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases over a two week period and $144 million in App Store spending on January 1st.
The total beat last year’s record in terms of gross purchases.
2015 saw the launch of two additional App Stores, for Apple TV and Apple Watch. Coupled with continuing growth in iOS, App Store sales are skyrocketing. In total, $20 billion dollars was spent in the App Store in 2015. This means Apple paid out about $14 billion to developers over 2015. Since 2008, Apple has paid developers $40 billion with app and in-app purchase revenue. Apple claims indirect responsibility for almost 2 million jobs in the United States, from the App Store economy.
In short, that’s a lot of legal tender being spent over there, especially over the holiday season.