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Apple Says More Than $7 Billion Has Been Paid to App Store Developers

by Brandon Russell | January 8, 2013January 8, 2013 6:30 am PST

Over the course of Apple’s App Store lifecycle, the company’s developer payout has amounted to over $7 billion—but that’s chump change to the most valuable operation in the world. Still, cha-ching for developers.

Following up on Apple’s announcement that over 40 billions apps have been downloaded to date—20 billion in 2012 alone—the company threw out more impressive figures that underline how great its digital ecosystem is. Apps! Angry Joyride: Star Zombies, and whatever else.

Apple specifically highlights the immense game Temple Run, which was download more than 75 million times in 2012. Who here hasn’t tried out Temple Run? Apple includes developer quotes, praising the App Store and what an incredible platform it is for independent developers (it really is amazing).

The more iPhones and iPads and iPod touches get sold, the more apps get downloaded. And the monetization and in-app purchases continue onto eternity.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...