Apple announced today some numbers which clearly indicate the company started the year off on the right foot. Apple has stated that the App Store set a new record for billings in the first week of January, with customers world-wide spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases. In addition, the company has indicated that New Year’s Day 2015 was the single biggest sales day in App Store sales history.
Apple also noted that the holiday season broke the company’s previous charitable records, with $20 million donated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS as part of the Apps for (RED) initiative.
In all, the App Store has generated $25 billion in revenue for developers from the sale of apps and games, of which there are now more than 1.4 million, 725,000 of which are made for iPad.