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Since 2008, Apple has paid more than $ 70 billion to app developers

Apple announced today, days before the start of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, who has already paid more than $ 70 billion to developers since their App Store opened in 2008.

The company also revealed that in the past 12 months, downloads of apps and games in the store have grown more than 70%.

People everywhere love apps and our consumers are downloading them in record numbers. Seventy billion dollars earned by developers is simply unbelievable. We are amazed by all the great new apps that developers create and we can't wait to see them again next week at our Worldwide Developers Conference.

Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple.

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Apple's press release also reveals an annual growth of 58% in paid subscriptions on the App Store, 70% in lifestyle, health and fitness apps, and 90% in the category Photo and video. The categories Games and Entertainment they are, of course, the ones that most earn revenue for developers.

The App Store operates today in 155 countries and has millions of apps divided into 25 different categories.

This could very well be announced / quoted in the opening part of Monday's keynote, however, as the MacStories, the presentation time must be very tight in the face of so many releases, which made Apple release this part of the announcement, a few days before. Good sign.