Yesterday, we have shared with you Appleâ€™s financial results for the holiday quarter that has ended on December 28. Besides revealing the usual sales numbers, we found out some other things, such as the fact that iOS 7 is running on 80% of compatible iPhones and iPads, and that Tim Cook himself admitted that iPhone 5câ€™s market share is lower than expected. Another interesting information that Apple shared is the fact that they paid out to iOS developers a whopping two billion dollars in Q1 2014 alone.
The $2 billion number is, of course, another record number and itâ€™s almost four times than what Apple paid developers during the same period last year. And if we corroborate this information with a previous report which was showing that iOS is the leader in mobile advertising revenue, generating 55.70 percent of it, we can see that iOS is enjoying a continuous success.
Developer revenue is increasing at a very rapid pace, as Apple paid out $10 billion in 2013 and itâ€™s definitely going to beat this number in 2014. As it seems, 92 percent of the revenue coming from iOS apps is thanks to in-app purchases, compared to just 4 percent from paid apps and another 4 percent from paid apps with in-app purchases. How many apps have you bought this year?