Apple says $540 million was spent on the App Store on New Years Day, setting the highest single-day spending record
Apple has shared some highlights from 2020, revealing that App Store customers spent $1.8 billion on digital goods and services over the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and that developers have now earnt more than $200 billion since the launch of the store in 2008.
New Years Day saw Apple achieve its highest single-day spending record to date, with over $540 million spent on digital content, with 2020’s most downloaded apps being Zoom and Disney+, alongside games “Among Us” and “Roblox.”
Within an update online, Apple highlights each of its services, sharing updates regarding Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Pay.
Now more than ever before, customers around the world have found inspiration and value in the breadth and quality of Apple’s services, which have impacted their lives in big and small ways every day, said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. We’re incredibly optimistic about where we’re headed, and we believe that the opportunities for developers and the creative community are endless, as are the positive and meaningful benefits to our customers.
Apple says more than 90 percent of stores in the US, 85 percent of stores in the UK, and 99 percent of stores in Australia now accept Apple Pay and that the new year will bring new seasons of returning Apple TV+ originals like “The Morning Show” and “See” amongst other new shows.
Apple Books now has over 90 million monthly active users, according to Apple, and Apple Arcade now has over 140 mobile games.