App Store in January sets new records for downloads and revenue

Apple's App Store in 2015 is already off to a record-breaking start.

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We're barely a week into 2015 and Apple is already getting off to an auspicious start. In a press release posted earlier today, Apple declared that the App Store in 2015 has already set a few records.

Specifically, New Years Day marked the most lucrative day in App Store history, undoubtedly propelled by an impressive number of iPhones given as holiday gifts during the preceding few days.

The press release reads in part:

To date, App Store developers have earned a cumulative $25 billion from the sale of apps and games. The introduction of iOS 8, the most significant iOS update ever, gave developers the ability to create amazing new apps and offers innovative features which proved wildly popular with App Store customers around the world.

“This year is off to a tremendous start after a record-breaking year for the App Store and our developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We're so proud of the creativity and innovation developers bring to the apps they create for iOS users and that the developer community has now earned over $25 billion.”

Apple also released some updated figures about the App Store ecosystem, namely that there are now more than 1.4 million iOS compatible apps available across 155 countries. Of that figure, 725,000 are iPad-compatible.

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