In its announcement Apple said that the holiday season of 2015 was the “biggest ever” for the Apple App Store. The total spending done on the Store over the two week period that ended in Jan. 3 was a record breaking figure of $1.1 billion. The spending was covered by app and in-app purchases.
Even the important events of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day set record breaking single-day spending records. The total spending on the Store on New Year’s Day was around $144 million. Over $40 billion has been paid to developers worldwide since the launch of Apple Store in 2008. The total amount spent on the App Store in all 2015 was around $20 billion.
The official statement said – “The App Store had a holiday season for the record books. We are excited that our customers downloaded and enjoyed so many incredible apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, spending over $20 billion on the Store last year alone. We’re grateful to all the developers who have created the most innovative and exciting apps in the world for our customers. We can’t wait for what’s to come in 2016.”
Apple also has said that its App based eco-system has created around 2 million jobs in the United States, and around three fourths of these jobs are related to app development.
The App Store has around 1.6 million apps on the Store, with Apple keeping 30% of all sales in the application ecosphere. It has earned over $6 billion through the App Store in 2015.