The company says, customers are now enjoying close to 2,000 ARKit-enabled apps spanning every category on the App Store.
Apple announced a record-breaking holiday season for the App Store, culminating in $300 million in purchases made on New Year’s Day 2018.
In a statement, the company said that, a record number of customers made purchases or downloaded apps from the App Store, spending over $890 million during the week starting on Christmas Eve.
Apple has also announced that customers are now enjoying close to 2,000 ARKit-enabled apps spanning every category on the App Store. Among the most popular AR titles are games such as CSR Racing 2, Stack AR and Kings of Pool; shopping apps like Amazon and Wayfair; education apps including Night Sky and Thomas & Friends Minis; and social media apps including Pitu and Snapchat.
Pokémon GO went back to the top of the App Store charts on December 21 with the introduction of new augmented reality features, built on Apple’s ARKit framework for more detailed and realistic gameplay.
“We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We want to thank all of the creative app developers who have made these great apps and helped to change people’s lives. In 2017 alone, iOS developers earned $26.5 billion — more than a 30 percent increase over 2016.” he added.
Apple states that since the App Store launched in July 2008, iOS developers have earned over $86 billion.
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