Only on select occasions will Apple issue a press release touting a milestone for its mobile app storefront. But on Tuesday, it was one of those rare occasions.
According to the iDevice-maker, App Store sales ballooned to more than $10 billion last year. In fact, customers spent 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.
In the same release, Apple confirmed that its 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.”
As of January 1st, the App Store now offers more than one million apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in 155 countries.