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Apple customers spent a record US$1.42 billion over the holiday season

By Cookie Monster - on 9 Jan 2020, 12:00am

Apple customers spent a record US$1.42 billion over the holiday season

Apple claims its App Store is the safest and most vibrant app marketplace in the world.

Apple today shared that it has set two new records for the App Store over the holiday season. 

In a press release, the iPhone maker proudly claims that App Store customers spent a record US$1.42 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. This is a 16% increase from last year! In addition, App Store customers spent US$386 million on New Year's Day 2020 alone, which is a new single-day record and an increase of 20% over last year!

Apple also stated that developers have earned over US$155 billion since the App Store launched in 2008. A quarter of the US$155 billion earnings came from 2019 alone! 

It is actually not surprising to see App Store purchases hitting record high last year. 2019 was a historic year for Apple's services offerings which saw the release of Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Card. 

Source: Apple