Apple states its App Store hit records in 2019

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Last year, Apple started focusing more on the items that are offered together with its iPhones, such as memberships for its $4.99 monthly Apple TELEVISION Plus video service and $9.99 Apple Arcade computer game program. The business’s App Store has actually likewise continued its typically strong development, especially throughout the vacations. 

Apple stated designers on its App Store made $1.42 billion throughout the week in between Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve, a 16% boost over the very same duration in 2018. Those sales consisted of private purchases of different programs, like the popular $3.99 Facetune selfie control app, purchases of in-app products like tractors to assist work your digital farm or memberships to music and video services. 

People’s purchases on the App Store were so high, Apple stated, that on New Year’s Eve day, the business counted a single-day record of $386 million, up 20% from in 2015.

“We begin the new decade with incredible momentum and gratitude to our customers who have shown such enthusiasm for all of our services,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s head of web software application and services, stated in a declaration.


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The company’s announcements coincide with the second day of CES, the tech industry’s largest trade show, being held in Las Vegas. Apple’s skipped the show for more than two decades, instead opting to make competing announcements, hold its own events or even troll competitors at the event. This year, though, it did send its senior director of global privacy, Jane Horvath, to participate in a roundtable discussion with representatives from Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission and Proctor & Gamble. 

Apple’s announcement caps the past year it’s spent launching and promoting its $4.99 per month Apple TV Plus video subscription service, $9.99 per month Apple News Plus program, video games through its $4.99 monthly Apple Arcade package and its branded credit card, backed by Goldman Sachs, to help pay for it all. The company hasn’t announced any hard user data about those projects yet, but it sees momentum from the App Store as a sign it’s able to convince people to open their wallets for something other than a new iPhone or AirPods headphones.

The company also announced the most popular apps of 2019. They included:

Top Free iPhone Apps

  1. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
  2. Instagram
  3. Snapchat
  4. TikTok – Make Your Day
  5. Messenger
  6. Gmail – Email by Google
  7. Netflix
  8. Facebook
  9. Google Maps – Transit & Food
  10. Amazon – Shopping made easy

Top Paid iPhone Apps

  1. Facetune
  2. HotSchedules
  3. Dark Sky Weather
  4. The Wonder Weeks
  5. AutoSleep Tracker for Watch
  6. TouchRetouch
  7. Procreate Pocket
  8. Sky Guide
  9. Toca Hair Salon 3
  10. Scanner Pro: PDF Scanner App 

Top Free iPhone Games

  1. Mario Kart Tour
  2. Color Bump 3D
  3. Aquapark.io
  4. Call of Duty: Mobile
  5. BitLife – Life Simulator
  6. Polysphere – art of puzzle
  7. Wordscapes
  8. Fortnite
  9. Roller Splat!
  10. Amaze!!

Top Paid iPhone Games

  1. Minecraft
  2. Heads Up!
  3. Plague Inc.
  4. Bloons TD 6
  5. Geometry Dash
  6. Rebel Inc.
  7. The Game of Life
  8. Stardew Valley
  9. Bloons TD 5
  10. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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