Apple released a voluminous press release in which it shared its achievements in the development of proprietary services. The company talked about what changes its software products have undergone over the past year, what success they have achieved and how they made the life of each user easier and more convenient. Of course, there were financial indicators that demonstrate how rapidly the company’s business is growing.
Apple has paid particular attention to the success of the App Store. The company said that since launching the app store in 2008, developers who host their apps on it have earned more than $ 260 billion. True, from this amount you need to subtract the commission that Apple charges for all purchases in the app store, but this does not make the figure less impressive. It is important to note that over the past year, the creators of software published in the App Store have earned about $ 60 billion. As of the end of 2019, Apple said it had paid developers a total of $ 155 billion over the lifetime of the app store.
Apple: Developers have earned $ 260 billion from the App Store
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Apple did not forget to mention the success of its proprietary gaming service Arcade. The company said that it underwent a huge expansion in 2021; and now offers users over 200 games for all tastes. Among the most popular games in the Apple library were Sneaky Sasquatch, NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition, The Oregon Trail, LEGO Star Wars: Castaways and Disney Melee Mania. The company declares that all Apple Arcade games meet high privacy standards.
2021 has been a big year for Apple Music. The company claims that its streaming music service currently offers over 90 million songs for all tastes; many of which are available in Lossless format. The service boasts a wide range of features for a fully immersive music experience; including support for Dolby Atmos and spatial audio.
Apple TV + video streaming service has won numerous awards in 2021. The platform attracted users with fascinating series produced by Apple; including “Ted Lasso”, “House with a Servant”, “Mythic Quest”, “Morning Show” and others. All Apple TV + movies and shows are available not only on Apple devices, but also on a range of third-party products, including LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and TCL smart TVs via the Apple TV app. The popularity of the service was also promoted by the release of the new Apple TV 4K media set-top box.