iTunes’ overall sale success of US$9 billion since its 2003 launch is boosted significantly through the recently revealed annual figures of US$2.4 billion in media sales and US$4.1 billion in app and service sales, AppleInsider announced earlier this week.
This signifies a 30 per cent growth in the app and service department and 28 per cent escalation of iTunes purchases.
iTunes offers iOS shoppers a choice of 35 million songs in 119 countries, 60,000 films in 109 countries and 1.7 million iBooks.
In addition, the iOS App Store also boasts a popularity percentage of 74 of over all app sales across all platforms, Peter Oppenheimer, chief financial officer confirmed.
Defeating competitors such as Android and Google, Apple’s apps are downloaded at a rate of 800 per second with a 70 million download count per day.
Now two years short of a decade celebration, the Apple App Store offers 850,000 iOS apps to 155 countries and shows US$9 billion worth of sales.
Apple apps are accessible to 90 per cent of the world’s population with 350,000 iPad-developed apps available for download.