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Apple App Store saw record-breaking holiday season

On New Year's day of 2018, App Store customers around the world have spent an accumulative US$300 million (about RM1.22 billion on 1/1/2018).

The platform, which the company claims takes only minutes to set up, allows developers to kick off a new build and run tests for any app with each code change, hence the "continuous integration and delivery" promise.

A year ago also saw Apple unveil a redesigned App Store with the release of iOS 11 in September.

Apple App Store now offers users close to 2,000 ARKit-enabled apps across various categories like games, shopping, education, social media, and more.

Developers who make apps for iOS earned $26.5bn in 2017, Apple said in a statement on Thursday, as users snapped up breakout hits including games like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Monument Valley 2. Last year, Apple said December 2016 was the App Store's biggest month ever, bringing in $3 billion in revenue; this year, it doesn't seem to have broken out the monthly data for December (though we've asked for it). Apple is chalking this up to the newly introduced augmented reality features built on ARkit. Fan favorites Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, Enlight Videoleap, 1Password and Hulu also remained popular throughout the year. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple has put some of the success down to the new redesign which graced the App Store with the iOS 11 update in September. 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. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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