In a press launch right this moment, Apple shared App Retailer income numbers for the 2019 vacation season, which set an all-time report for single day gross sales on New Yr’s Day:

For the reason that App Retailer launched in 2008, builders have earned over $155 billion, with 1 / 4 of these earnings coming from the previous yr alone. As a measure of the joy going into 2020, App Retailer prospects spent a report $1.42 billion between Christmas Eve and New Yr’s Eve, a 16 % improve over final yr, and $386 million on New Yr’s Day 2020 alone, a 20 % improve over final yr and a brand new single-day report.

Along with apps, Apple recapped its different providers:

  • Apple Music, which added a time-synced lyrics function that greater than 50% of iOS 13 customers have tried
  • TV+, which is out there in over 100 international locations
  • The TV app, which is out there on Apple TV , third-party TVs, and options over 30 channels
  • Apple Arcade
  • Apple Information, which the corporate says has over 100 million month-to-month energetic customers
  • Podcasts
  • Apple Card
  • Apple Pay
  • iCloud

Greater than 10 years later, the expansion of the App Retailer is a narrative that’s typically neglected. It’s outstanding to suppose that vacation gross sales are nonetheless setting data this lengthy after the introduction of the App Retailer and after the tempo of latest system gross sales has slowed.