App Store Developers have earned more than $260 billion since the store launched in 2008. Apple said last January that had earned more than $200 billion since the launch of the App Store, so the new figure shared Monday indicates Developers earned $60 billion in 2021.
The iPhone maker also said that spending on the App Store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in 2021 grew by a double-digit amount, though it didn’t specify exactly what that number might be.While the new numbers suggest that the App Store continues to be a big moneymaker, developer unhappiness with the store is high at the current moment.
Monday’s press release also included a stat first shared during its October earnings: there are more than 745 million paid subscriptions to services from Developers and Apple. In recent years, Apple has added new premium services like News Plus, Fitness Plus, and Apple TV Plus to its roster of services offerings. The strategy seems to be paying off, given the new all-time high for services revenue reported during the October earnings, but it’s unclear how many subscriptions to Apple’s own services are counted in that 745 million.