On Thursday, Apple announced that its app store App Store had broken a record for $ 300 million on New Year's Day. This ended a week of $ 900 million worth of purchases in the store. Sales rose sharply from January 25 to January 1 – during the holidays.
Here is the full appeal Apple:
Users App Store around the world paid more attention to games and apps in the 2017 holiday season, spending $ 300 million on New Year's Eve alone. For the week starting December 25, users made purchases at App Store, spending over $ 890 million.
“We are very pleased with the positive reaction to the new design App Store and that so many users are enjoying the new games and applications,” said Phil Schiller, senior vice president Apple of marketing. “We want to thank all the app developers who are making a difference in people's lives for the better with their work. In 2017 alone, developers earned $ 26.5 billion, which is 30% more than in 2016. '
The press release states that Pokémon GO entered the rankings App Store on December 21, as it released new ARKit-based augmented reality features. With them, the gameplay has become even more realistic.
Since its founding App Store in July 2008, app developers have earned over $ 86 billion in it.