Apple Says Developers Have Earned Over $70 Billion From the App Store Since it Launched

Apple today
that its global developer community has earned over
$70 billion since the App Store launched
in 2008.

“People everywhere love apps and our customers are downloading
them in record numbers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior
vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Seventy billion dollars
earned by developers is simply mind-blowing. We are amazed at
all of the great new apps our developers create and can’t wait
to see them again next week at our Worldwide Developers

Apple said Gaming and Entertainment are top-grossing
categories. Lifestyle apps, as well as Health and Fitness, have
experienced over 70 percent growth in the past year. The Photo
and Video category is also among the fastest-growing at nearly 90
percent growth, according to Apple.


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