Crazy App Store Numbers: $10 Billion Revenue in 2013

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Apple announced some huge numbers yesterday for the App Store. Crazy big numbers in fact:

– Customers spent over $10 billion in the App Store in 2013

– Over $1 billion was spent last December alone

– Almost 3 billion apps were downloaded in December, which was the most successful month in App Store history.

Jon Gruber adds some useful perspective on how striking this is:

Interesting comparison to today’s App Store announcement. Apple’s retail stores, which the company started in 2001 and which sell hardware costing thousands of dollars a pop, generate $20 billion in annual revenue. The App Store, which started in 2008 and predominantly sells apps costing a few bucks a pop, is already at $10 billion in annual revenue.

These are incredible numbers and it’s still a little amazing to see the momentum and impact of mobile apps. I know I’ve done my share to contribute to those crazy figures – to the tune of hundreds and hundreds of iOS apps purchased.

Patrick Jordan

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