App Store celebrates best every Xmas in 2013

Apple garnered more than $317 per second through its software marketplace App Store in 2013, raking in excess of $10 billion in its best annual performance ever.

Customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone, Apple said in a statement. Customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December, making it the most successful month in App Store history. Its developers have now earned $15 billion on the App Store.

"We would like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store. The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014," Apple Senior VP (ISS) Eddy Cue said.

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