Apple introduced that it has now paid builders greater than $260 billion for the reason that App Retailer launched in 2008. The quantity stood at $200b on the finish of 2020, which places dev earnings in 2021 at $60b.
Apple additionally stated that customers spent ‘greater than ever earlier than’ between Christmas and New 12 months’s, which is in stark distinction with earlier yr’s when Apple would disclose the precise numbers, together with disclosing the report $386M on New 12 months’s day 2020.
The good numbers come as Apple is going through lawsuits everywhere in the world over its App Retailer insurance policies and notably the lower it has been taking from every fee.
In 2020, Apple decreased its App Retailer payment to fifteen% for builders with lower than $1M per yr earnings.
Lastly, Apple shared some figures concerning its different providers. Apple Pay now has greater than 90M lossless songs, Health+ now consists of greater than 2,000 periods, Apple Pay works in over 60 nations and Arcade now has greater than 200 video games.