Customers Spent $1.22B During the 2018 Holiday and Kicked Off 2019 With
a New Single-Day Record on New Year's Day
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2019--
Apple® today announced that App Store® customers worldwide set new
spending records over the holidays, wrapping up a record-breaking year.
App Store spending topped $1.22 billion between Christmas Eve and New
Year’s Eve. Customers also spent over $322 million on New Year’s Day
2019 alone, setting a new single-day record.
“The App Store had a record-breaking holiday week and New Year's Day.
The holiday week was our biggest week ever with more than $1.22 billion
spent on apps and games, and New Year’s Day set a new single-day record
at more than $322 million,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice
president of Worldwide Marketing. “Thanks to the inspiring work of our
talented developers and the support of our incredible customers around
the world, the App Store finished off an outstanding 2018 and kicked off
2019 with a bang.”
Apple announced Wednesday that the App Store helped drive Services
revenue to an all-time record in the holiday quarter. Apple services set
new all-time records in multiple categories, including the App Store,
Apple Music®, Cloud Services, Apple Pay®, and the App Store’s search ad
Gaming and self-care were the most popular categories of app downloads
and subscriptions during the holidays. Globally, multiplayer games
including Fortnite and PUBG were among the top downloaded games over the
holidays, along with Brawl Stars, Asphalt 9 and Monster Strike.
Productivity, Health & Fitness and Education apps are already capturing
the attention of customers in the first few days of the year with
1Password, Sweat and Lumosity charting in their respective categories.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the
Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with
iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software
platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences
across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services
including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more
than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on
earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
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