In a nutshell: Apple on Wednesday revealed that prospects spent a record $1.42 billion in the App Store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 2019, a rise of 16 p.c yr over yr. On New Year’s Day alone, gross sales shot up 20 p.c to $386 million, good for a brand new single-day record.
To date, the App Store has helped builders earn over $155 billion. That’s fairly unimaginable, actually, contemplating the App Store didn’t even exist till 2008. What a distinction a decade makes!
Apple additionally shared key engagement numbers with a few of its different standard companies. For instance, Apple Music now presents over 60 million tracks throughout 115 international locations and Apple Arcade has greater than 100 titles in its catalog. Apple News, in the meantime, attracts over 100 million month-to-month energetic customers from Australia, Canada, the US and the UK whereas Apple Podcasts now shares over 800,000 reveals accessible in 155 international locations.
Despite Apple’s generosity in sharing the new statistics, the firm stopped wanting revealing actually intriguing numbers like subscriber counts for a few of its newer companies equivalent to Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade. With any luck, maybe these will come down the pipe as a part of Apple’s subsequent earnings report in early February.