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New Year's Day was another record-setting day for Apple's App Store

Apple App Store saw record-breaking holiday season Apple App Store saw record $300 million purchases on New Year's Day
Guillermo Lane | 05 January, 2018, 12:26

With the arrival of the iPhone X and all the new features that come with it, including the TrueDepth camera and the augmented reality technology that Apple is investing in, it only makes sense that it would want to make the jobs of developers as easy as possible.

Apple just released its end-of-year App Store numbers for 2017 and the first day of the new year, and the holiday season was once again a boon in terms of app purchases.

Apple App Store now offers users close to 2,000 ARKit-enabled apps across various categories like games, shopping, education, social media, and more. Overall, the company is saying that iOS developers earned 30 percent more in 2017 than they did the previous year. Hit games a year ago included titles like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Monument Valley 2, King of Glory, Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga.

"We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games", said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

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As the App Store is set to celebrate its ten year anniversary this July, iOS developers have been paid over $86 billion Dollars, since the store launched in 2008. Other popular apps installed often a year ago were meditation app Calm, video editor Enlight Videoleap, password manager 1Password and streaming video provider Hulu.

Developers who make apps for iOS earned $26.5bn in 2017, Apple said in a statement on Thursday, as users snapped up breakout hits including games like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Monument Valley 2. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Apple introduced a revamped version of the App Store with iOS 11 in September. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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