Apple says the App Store now supports more than 330,000 jobs in the UK
Apple has highlighted how the App Store now supports more than 330,000 jobs in the UK, with developers in the country generating over £3.6 billion in total earnings since the store first launched.
In a post shared to its Newsroom on Monday, Apple touts that despite economic challenges posed by the pandemic, the iOS app economy has been resilient and achieved economic growth throughout these uncertain times, creating 10 percent more developer jobs in the UK over the past year.
“Growth in the UK was driven by the innovations and breakthrough success of UK developers, whose apps users relied on for learning, working out, keeping track of their health, or finding ways to stay connected and entertained,” said Apple.
The App Store has become a powerful engine of economic growth in the UK and around the world since Apple launched it in 2008. As entrepreneurs moved their businesses online and established developers built on their successes, users discovered new apps to help them adapt to an increasingly virtual world. – Developers across the UK generated to date more than £3.6 billion in total earnings — growing 22 percent in 2020 from the previous year.