Jun 15, 2020

Apple claims 'half a trillion dollars' App Store economy

Apple has said that its App Store ecosystem "Facilitated half a trillion dollars" of trade in 2019. An Apple representative told the BBC that it was proud of the commerce that it had enabled and welcomed scrutiny of its App Store. It surveyed billings and sales related to apps running on the tech firm's iOS, Mac, Watch and Apple TV platforms. The report attempted to account for spending that occurred externally but led to content being used within an app - for example a direct payment to Spotify, whose songs were then listened to via its iPhone app. An end to ads in the App Store to prevent search results for a specific item giving prominence to a competitor's product.

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