During the New Year’s Day, the App Store’s single-day consumption exceeded US$540 million, setting a new record. The company also provided a number of highlights of various services in 2020.
Looking back at 2020, Apple announced that the most downloaded apps in 2020 are Zoom and Disney+, and games on the App Store “become more popular than ever.” Apple revealed that since the App Store was launched in 2008, global developers have earned more than $200 billion in revenue from digital goods and services.
In the week from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve, App Store users spent $1.8 billion on digital goods and services, mainly driven by games.
2020 is also a “record-setting year” for Apple Music. More than 90% of iOS 14 users have used new features such as “Listen Now” and “AutoPlay”, and Apple Music’s participation in the real-time lyrics feature has doubled in 2020.
Apple claims that the Apple TV application is now available on more than 1 billion screens in more than 100 countries and regions, thanks to the launch of selected LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs, as well as PlayStation and Xbox game consoles.
The company also celebrated the successful launch of Apple Fitness + and emphasized the importance of providing “curated world-class news” through Apple News.
Other highlights include: Apple Books has seen a “significant” increase in the number of new customers in 2020, and now attracts more than 90 million monthly active users. Currently, more than 90% of stores in the United States, 85% of stores in the United Kingdom, and almost all stores in Australia accept Apple Pay.