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App Store developers made $10 billion in 2014

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App Store developers made $10 billion in 2014

Apple has revealed that apps sold via its App Store for iOS generated a massive $10 billion for developers in 2014.

The Cupertino company says billings rose by 50% last year, helping to bring the total made by developers to $25 billion since the App Store first launched in 2008.

Further reiterating the App Store’s huge popularity, Apple also said that New Year’s Day marked its biggest day ever, with almost half a billion dollars spent globally on apps and in–app purchases.

With Apple due to release its new Apple Watch later this year and rumours of a large–sized iPad Pro, chances are more records are likely to be broken in 2015.

According to new Kantar research released earlier this week, Apple is enjoying a surge in iOS users, largely thanks to the release of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices late last year.

iOS 8 is now installed on 68% of compatible devices, suggesting that the company has also managed to deal with initial issues which saw users affected by a number of critical bugs in the software.

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