blog header image

Posted : 08 Jan 2020 at 15:59:11
Category: News

Share this article

Sales are booming across Apple's App Store, which set records for single-week and single-day sales over the holidays, the company announced Wednesday.

Apple customers spent a record $1.42 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Then, the App Store brought in a single-day sales record of $386 million on New Year's Day alone, according to Apple.

The sky-high sales are a testament to consumers' continued willingness to spend money on smartphone apps, as well as developers' ability to make money from apps. The App Store brought in over $54 billion in total sales in 2019, up 16.3% from 2018, while the Google Play store made $29.3 billion, an increase of 18.1%, according to Sensor Tower.

While app sales continue to grow year over year, that growth is showing signs of slowing down. CNBC notes that Apple's payouts to app developers grew by 30% between 2017 and 2018, but that figure only rose 2.9% in 2019.

Beyond the App Store, Apple leaned heavily into services in 2019, launching Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ while beefing up Apple Music and Apple News. The company said on Wednesday that Apple News has over 100 million monthly active users in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada, but did not disclose the number of Apple TV+ or Apple Arcade users.

Oh to be Apple!!!!

SIMILAR NEWS

blog header image
NEWS
MORE THAN 160,000 STILL FURLOUGHED AT END OF APRIL

More than 160,000 construction workers remained on furlough at the end of April, new figures have shown. Data released by the government this week showed that 166,600 roles in the sector were bei ...

blog header image
NEWS
CONSTRUCTION LEARNERS TO GET SITE SKILLS CARDS

Construction trainees will soon be given their own skills cards to help oversee work placements. The new Industry Placement Card will help support learners transitioning from the classroom into the ...

blog header image
NEWS
NUMBER OF FURLOUGHED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS FALLING FASTER THAN WIDER ECONOMY

Number of furloughed construction workers falling faster than wider economy  Latest HMRC data shows size industry’s furloughed workforce shrank by 15% in March The numbe ...

blog header image
NEWS
WILL THEY COME BACK? WHY BRITISH CONSTRUCTION LOST ITS EASTERN EUROPEAN WORKFORCE

In recent weeks, a persistent rumour has been circulating about migrant workers in construction. The specifics differ, but the central premise is the same: ‘foreign workers have taken the govern ...

blog header image
NEWS
CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GROWS BY 1.6% IN FEBRUARY

Construction output grew by 1.6% in February 2021, largely thanks to a 1.5% increase in new work and 1.9% increase in repair and maintenance, as the industry maintains its recovery The level of constr ...

blog header image
NEWS
IR35: RISHI SUNAK URGED TO AMEND ‘FLAWED’ OFF-PAYROLL RULES TO ENSURE SELF-EMPLOYED RIGHTS

IR35 LEGISLATION must be re-examined to correct the "fundamentally flawed" nature of how off-payroll rules operate, a group of MPs have said. IR35 changes kicked in this month, following a year of del ...

business-directory Business Directory
smartbusinessdirectory Payroll Services Business Directory
truebusinessdirectory payroll-services Directory
payroll-services Directory