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$1 billion of that came from December alone

Apple boasted 2013 as "the best year ever" in terms of App Store sales and downloads with over $10 billion in purchases total for the year. 

According to an Apple press release, customers spent $1 billion in the App Store for December 2013 alone. During that month, customers downloaded nearly 3 billion apps, marking a successful holiday season for the tech giant. 
“We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014.”

Apple added that developers of iOS apps have now made $15 billion from the App Store. 

The App Store now offers over 1 million apps total for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in 155 countries. 

Source: Apple

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By sprockkets on 1/7/2014 3:56:08 PM , Rating: 5
Oh hi, just came to sht on you all here :)

Here's a link showing apple kicking ass over all android and MS

blah blah asymco blah blah

Apple is leading the way blah blah


Tony Swash

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By Tony Swash on 1/7/2014 5:39:40 PM , Rating: 2
Careful - you could start retrospooty LOL and as we all know once he starts he cannot stop.

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By retrospooty on 1/7/2014 6:32:06 PM , Rating: 1
I actually read that comment earlier and had nothing to say TYVM. :P

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By Tony Swash on 1/8/2014 9:04:51 AM , Rating: 2

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By retrospooty on 1/8/2014 10:46:45 AM , Rating: 2
If you ask me, I would say that apps store in it's current concept was Apple's biggest contribution to the smartphone and softare industry period... The old $50 app via unique download/physical media was tough for people to chew on, but the ability to have one central place with one login where you can get tons of apps for $1 was genius... As is obvious, you will make more selling 10 million copies of your app for $1 than you will selling it for $10 because 1 million people wouldn't pay the higher price. Its easy to just blow a dollar, if you don't like the app, nothing really lost other than a buck. Freegin brilliant, they deserve hte 10 billion per year for that alone.

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By Tony Swash on 1/8/2014 12:32:01 PM , Rating: 2
It's interesting isn't it that Steve Jobs resisted the notion of Apps on the iPhone and had to be pressured into approving it, he also resisted taking iTunes to the Windows platform as well, another inflection because it led to the iPod boom.

Longer term I think the App Store model, of cheap unit cost and small almost utility like Apps, will be seen as the first step in the destruction of the old software business sector which was based on huge software packages costing significant amounts. Companies like Microsoft and Adobe will find it hard in a world of free or low cost software, in some ways their floundering attempts to transition to a new business model reminds me of the way the old media are struggling to transition to a new business models. Some will make it but most won't.

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By retrospooty on 1/8/2014 12:39:14 PM , Rating: 2
Hallafreeginluyeah we actually agree.

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By deltaend on 1/8/2014 9:01:56 PM , Rating: 2
And then someone from Daily Tech admin side comments that Tony and retrospooty both log into the site from the same IP address every time. 80

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By superstition on 1/8/2014 11:02:16 AM , Rating: 2
I guess that's the sort of post they're stuck with when the APPLE IS DOOOOOOMED! posts aren't working.

Frankly, though, the whole Mac vs. PC religious war has been rendered completely Victorian with the Snowden revelations. The real war is between those who value their individuality and the the government desire to have total dominance.

That's not such a new thing, of course. The government doctored photos and wrote up propaganda with fake data to get the plebs to settle the dust bowl. It's not like the government was the one that suffered from breathing in the dust and starvation. The government poisoned alcohol with methanol and then bootleggers ended up being called our quasi-royal family.

That's why
By mosu on 1/7/2014 4:02:42 PM , Rating: 1
I would never buy Apple products, I prefer to buy hardware and use free software when possible(for personal use).

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By FishTankX on 1/8/2014 12:45:41 PM , Rating: 2
Devil's advocate, but aren't most of the apps on the apple app store free?

Both the android market place and the apple app store have tons of free software, you don't need to spend any money. I very rarely have. Never spent a dollar on the apple app store for my first year but I benefited tremondously from it's selection and ecosystem. (iPhone 3G was my first smart phone due to carrier circumstances that made it the only phone able to tether for free.)

It's not bragging if...
By Shadowself on 1/7/2014 3:30:47 PM , Rating: 2
Apple boasted 2013 as "the best year ever" in terms of App Store sales and downloads with over $10 billion in purchases total for the year.

I have to go back to Dizzy Dean's old saying, "It's not bragging [boasting in this case] if you can do it."

IF Apple actually did $10 Billion (and they'll be in trouble with the FTC, the SEC, and a slew of other U.S. agencies for saying they did if they did not) then it was their best year ever by far and the best of any such app ecosystem so far.

By BSMonitor on 1/8/2014 9:33:23 AM , Rating: 2
The Apple App store does have some pretty crazy games, etc out there.

Who'd have thunk I would pay $15 for a Final Fantasy game I beat 20 years ago...... They know we are suckers for nostalgia... Jerks

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