Apple touts Services milestones in 2021 across the App Store, Apple TV+, Apple Pay and more
Apple has shared a recap of the milestones its Services business achieved in 2021, touting double-digit growth from last year on the App Store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Apple Pay availability in close to 60 countries and regions, over 200 ad-free games on Apple Arcade and 190 award-wins for Apple TV+ since launch.
Shared to the Apple Newsroom on Monday, Apple says over 600 million people each week visit the App Store, earning developers more than $260 billion since its launch in 2008. This holiday season alone, Apple says App Store customers spent more than ever before between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, driving double-digit growth from last year.
Apple boasts how Apple Books has a library of over 8 million books and audiobooks with more than 100 million users each month and how Apple News+ launched local news experiences in six additional cities — Charlotte, Miami, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. — last year alongside a new “Read Local” collection that encourages audiences to engage with the stories from local publications every week.
Apple Music plans to launch a dedicated classical music app later this year after acquiring classical music service Primephonic last year and going into the new year, the company has confirmed that Apple TV+ favourites including “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show” will be returning for new seasons.