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  • Apple Says App Store Set Single-Day Spending Record of $386 Million on New Year's Day

    Apple has marked the close of a "historic 2019" for its services offerings with a press release celebrating Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Card, as well as the continued success of its App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud. "2019 was the biggest year for Services in Apple's history. We introduced several exciting new experiences for our customers, all while setting the standard for user privacy and security," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and...

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  • Apple announces new single-day record for App Store purchases: $386 million spent on New Year's Day

    Apple today announced that it set a new single day record for the App Store, with $386 million worth of sales on New Year’s Day, an increase of 20% over last year. The App Store also set a new record for sales between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with $1.42 billion in revenue. Apple announced the numbers as part of a press release that looked back on Apple’s “landmark” year of services offerings. more

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  • 111-day around-the-world cruise sets sail

    Princess Cruises is kicking off its 111-day around-the-world voyage on Monday with about 670 guests and 375 crew members aboard the company's 592-foot Pacific Princess.

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  • Apple Stores Now Selling Scosche's BaseLynx Modular Charging System

    Apple's online store and select Apple retail stores are now selling Scosche's BaseLynx Modular Charging System, which features different device charging components that can be paired together to form a charging base. The BaseLynx Modular Charging System can be purchased in a kit or piece by piece, and there are four different options available: MFi-certified Apple Watch charger, which works in Nightstand mode). Qi wireless charging pad for iPhones and AirPods. Vert charging...

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  • Apple App Store breaks record, earns $386m in a day in 2020

    Apple concluded a lucrative year and started the new one off with a huge bang on day one. The App Store revenue for 2019 was record breaking and so was the amount earned just between Christmas Eve and New Year - $1.42B. Apple paid developers $38B in 2019, a quarter of what they've earned since the App Store launched in 2008 - $155B. Developers were paid $34B in 2018. Meanwhile Apple started off 2020 with a record-breaking $386M earned from the App Store on New Years Day - a 20% increase over...

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  • Apple's App Store had gross sales around $50 billion last year, but growth is slowing

    Apple disclosed that it paid App Store developers $35 billion last year, and offered other factoids related to its services business, but did not include any viewership statistics for Apple TV+, the streaming service launched earlier this fall, nor any subscriber statistics for Apple Arcade, its game subscription.

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  • Fears are rising over the spread of China's deadly Wuhan virus, which has now reached the US. Here's how airports around the world are trying to stop it.

    AFP via Getty Images/Google Maps/Business Inisder Airports and health authorities are seeking to contain a virus that has killed nine people in China and had cases confirmed in four other countries. The virus, called 2019-nCoV, originated in the city of Wuhan, and airports are stepping up efforts to screen and quarantine passengers from the city — and in some cases all of China. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. Authorities across the globe are seeking to stop the spread of...

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