Now that 2013 is over, we will start to see official numbers trickle in as to how many devices were sold and how much money was made by Apple and its affiliates. The first official numbers to come out of the tech giant’s data base is regarding app sales. Apple prides itself on the huge iOS ecosystem it offers to iPhone and iPad users and can boast more apps than any other mobile device operating system.
Today, Apple announced that iPad and iPhone users spent more than $10 billion in the App Store in 2013. One billion dollars of those sales took place in December alone with nearly three billion downloads during that month. Incidentally, last year’s record December had two billion downloads. We may not have doubled it, but downloads have certainly increased significantly in one year’s time. According to Apple’s press release, developers have now earned $15 billion in sales from the App Store.