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    Apple has announced via their Web site on Thursday that the App Store had broken sales records in the first week of the New Year in 2015.

    CUPERTINO, California―January 8, 2015―Apple® today announced that the first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store℠ with customers around the world spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. These milestones follow a record-breaking 2014, in which billings rose 50 percent and apps generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers. To date, App Store developers have earned a cumulative $25 billion from the sale of apps and games. The introduction of iOS 8, the most significant iOS update ever, gave developers the ability to create amazing new apps and offers innovative features which proved wildly popular with App Store customers around the world.

    “This year is off to a tremendous start after a record-breaking year for the App Store and our developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We're so proud of the creativity and innovation developers bring to the apps they create for iOS users and that the developer community has now earned over $25 billion.”
    Customers reportedly spent more than half of a billion dollars on both new applications and in-app purchases in the first week of the new year, while New Year's Day alone broke the record of being the "single biggest day ever in App Store sales history."

    Apple has followed through with a successful holiday season in 2013, where iOS devices and Macs were sitting beside the trunks of millions of Christmas trees globally. All of these new iOS device activations led to an increase in the amount of devices running iOS 8, which now sits at 68% as of January 5th, according to statistics from Apple that were figured from App Store usage.

    Congrats, Apple!

    Sources: Apple
    2015-01-08 06:07 PM