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Apple’s App Store Sales Topped $10 Billion in 2013

Tech giant says developers have earned $15 billion in the iTunes App Store

Apple is skipping this year’s International CES confab, as it always does. But the Cupertino colossus wants to remind the tech world that it’s the biggest player in the biz: The company announced Tuesday that customers spent more than $10 billion in the iTunes App Store in 2013.

The total for last year included more than $1 billion in December alone, the best month in the history of the iTunes App Store, when users downloaded nearly 3 billion apps. According to Apple, developers have now earned $15 billion on the App Store.

By contrast, Android app sales on Google Play were $1.3 billion in 2013, according to an estimate by Citigroup.

“We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of Internet software and services, said in announcing the results. “The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing, and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014.”

The Apple App Store offers more than 1 million apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices in 155 countries; more than 500,000 of those are native iPad apps.

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