App Store Sales Top $10 Billion in 2013

  App Store Sales Top $10 Billion in 2013

Record-Breaking December with Over $1 Billion in Sales

Business Wire

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- January 7, 2014

Apple® today announced that customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store℠
in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone. App Store customers
downloaded almost three billion apps in December making it the most successful
month in App Store history. Apple’s incredible developers have now earned $15
billion on the App Store.

“We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the
App Store,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software
and Services. “The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and
we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014.”

With the introduction of iOS 7, developers were able to create stunning apps
that took advantage of the redesigned user interface and the more than 200 new
features and APIs. Developers such as Evernote, Yahoo!, AirBnB, OpenTable,
Tumblr, Pinterest and American Airlines re-imagined the user experience,
bringing content to the forefront while increasing the overall efficiency and
performance of their apps.

2013 saw surprise hits like Ellen DeGeneres’ Heads Up, ProtoGeo’s Moves, Simon
Filip’s Afterlight and Kevin Ng’s Impossible Road. Many of the year’s biggest
successes like Candy Crush Saga, Puzzles & Dragons, Minecraft, QuizUp and
Clumsy Ninja were created by international developers, while Duolingo (United
States), Simogo (Sweden), Frogmind (UK), Plain Vanilla Corp (Iceland),
Atypical Games (Romania), Lemonista (China), BASE (Japan) and Savage
Interactive (Australia) emerged as developers to watch in 2014.

The revolutionary App Store offers more than one million apps to iPhone®,
iPad® and iPod touch® users in 155 countries around the world, with more than
500,000 native iPad apps available. App Store customers can choose from an
incredible range of apps in 24 categories, including newspapers and magazines
offered in Newsstand, games, business, news, sports, health & fitness, travel
and kids.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X,
iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music
revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the
mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the
future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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Ted Miller, 408-862-3928
Tom Neumayr, 408-974-1972
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