Apple’s deep integration of hardware, software and services is paying off and App Store developers have earned around $40 billion in 2019 and over $155 billion since its launch in 2008.
As a measure of the excitement going into 2020, App Store customers have spent a record $1.42 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a 16 percent increase over last year and $386 million on New Year’s Day 2020 alone, a 20 percent increase over last year and a new single-day record.
The App Store is the world’s safest and most vibrant app marketplace, with over half a billion people visiting each week. It remains the safest place for users to find software and provides developers of all sizes access to customers in 155 countries.
Apple has marked the close of a historic 2019 for its services offerings, a year that introduced Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Card and celebrated the continued success of the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud and more experiences only Apple can create and deliver. Apple provides customers with the highest-quality services along with an unparalleled commitment to privacy and security, and offers creators and developers the opportunity to bring their creative visions to people around the world.
“2019 was the biggest year for Services in Apple’s history. We introduced several exciting new experiences for our customers, all while setting the standard for user privacy and security,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
“We begin the new decade with incredible momentum and gratitude to our customers who have shown such enthusiasm for all of our Services, and we continue to celebrate the work of the world’s best creators, storytellers, journalists and developers,” added Cue.