• Apple: iOS Economy Created 80K Jobs Last Year

    The global iOS app economy continues to spur dramatic job growth according to the latest update from Apple.

    "Throughout our history, Apple has created entirely new products — and entirely new industries — by focusing on innovation," the company says. "As a result, we’ve created or supported nearly 600,000 jobs for U.S. workers: from the engineer who helped invent the iPad to the delivery person who brings it to your door."

    As it stands, Apple's iOS app ecosystem helped create some 80,000 jobs in the U.S. last year alone. Most of these jobs have resulted from the need for talent to design, engineer, and maintain software for Apple's mobile platform.

    All told, 307,250 current U.S. jobs are supported by Apple. That includes a workforce of 50,250 individuals employed directly by Apple. The remainder of these jobs are spread across all 50 states and include "thousands of jobs in numerous industries, from the people who create components for our products to the people who build the planes and trucks that carry them to our customers."

    It's evident and indeed convincing that all 800,000 iOS apps, which have sparked 35 billion downloads in four years, have helped the App Store to create "an entirely new industry."

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple: iOS Economy Created 80K Jobs Last Year started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      That's pretty sweet.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Too bad most of the jobs were in China.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      Too bad most of the jobs were in China.

      Ummm no...if you read the article right you would realize it says U.S. jobs....not China.
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