Apple Inc. (AAPL) App Store hits first $10 billion year in 2013

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced today that the App Store has hit $10 billion in 2013. This is a new annual record for Apple. Sales in December alone was $1 billion.

“We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store,” stated Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue. “The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014.”

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has paid out a total of $15 billion to app developers thus far, which is up from $13 billion in October.

The Apple App Store has over one million apps available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The App Store is available in 155 countries.

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