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Apple: for the first 9 years of existence of App Store developers have earned over $70 billion

For 9 years, since the launch of the App store Apple has paid developers over $70 billion this is stated in a press release that the company issued on the eve of WWDC 2017.

Last year the number of downloads from a catalog of mobile applications App Store crossed the mark of 130 billion downloads. During the work it showcases, his open in July 2008, with then just over 500 applications, software developers were paid over $70 billion In January last year the figure was $40 billion in August and $50 billion.

Last year was a record for the App Store as the sum of the payments and the size of payments to developers. 70% of all downloads in the store had it for 2016. To a large extent this was facilitated by the application Pokemon Go. Released in July 2016, the game is considered the most successful in U.S. history. Other popular developments Apple called CancerAid SPACE by THIX, Zones for Training with Exercise, Intensity, Vanido, Ace Tennis and Havenly.

“$70 billion earned by developers is just mind-boggling amount. We are amazed at all the great new apps created by our developers. I can’t wait to see them next week at a developers conference,” said senior Vice President of worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller.

Currently the App Store contains more than 2 million games and applications. Of course, we are not talking about one store, now it’s actually five repositories: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. The average iPhone owner installs about 120 applications.

In February, Apple reported that revenue from services, which include the App store, the payment system Apple Pay and other projects of the company in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by 18% to $7,17 billion

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The annual conference WWDC will be held from 5-9 June in San Jose. It is expected that the company will introduce new operating systems iOS 11, macOS 10.13 and tvOS and watchOS.

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