Apple has announced record breaking new year sales on the App Store. New Year’s Day turned out to be a record for App Store sales, “New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history”. The company also announced that developers have made a total of $25 Billion in the history of the App Store.
“This year is off to a tremendous start after a record-breaking year for the App Store and our developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We’re so proud of the creativity and innovation developers bring to the apps they create for iOS users and that the developer community has now earned over $25 billion.” – Apple VP Eddy Cue.
The company also went to great lengths to highlight how it has produced over 1 million jobs in the US, with over half of that due to the App Store.
“In just six years, the iOS ecosystem has helped create 627,000 jobs in the US alone.* The App Store offers more than 1.4 million apps for iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch® users in 155 countries around the world, with more than 725,000 of these apps made for iPad. App Store customers can choose from an incredible range of apps in 24 categories, including games, social networking, photo & video, sports, health & fitness, travel, kids and many more.”