In a press release today, Apple announced that App Store sales topped $10 billion in 2013. This includes a record breaking $1 billion in December alone; making it the most profitable month in App Store history with app downloads totaling almost 3 billion in number. The release also mentions that developers have earned $15 billion from the App Store since its inception.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said, “We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store. The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014.”
At least Apple’s off to a good start this year. But don’t feel left out, you probably contributed to their good fortune with all those in-app purchases in Candy Crush (One of App Store’s biggest successes of 2013).