Apple users spent over $10 billion at the App Store last year

Apple today announced that customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone. App Store customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December making it the most successful month in App Store history. Apple’s incredible developers have now earned $15 billion on the App Store.

Apple customers spent $10 billion (£6 billion, AU$11 billion) on apps for the iPhone and iPad last year, the company revealed this week. Consumers spent $1 billion (£600,000, AU$1.1 billion) in a record breaking December that saw 3 billion apps purchased. Apple added that since the launch of the App Store in 2008, developers have been paid $15 billion (£9 billion, AU$16 billion). Apple takes a 30 per cent cut of app sales, which suggests that it took $3 billion (£1.8 billion, $AU3.3 billion) last year and paid out the remaining $7 billion (£4 billion, AU$7.8 billion) to developers. This does not include, however, Apple’s own paid-for apps.

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