Apple now has over 745 million paid subscriptions with its App Store delivering over $60 billion in revenues in 2021.
“Apple’s world-class portfolio of services proved essential in 2021, as people worldwide sought new ways to keep entertained, informed, connected, and inspired,” Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue said. “Apple continues to connect the world’s developers, artists, and storytellers with users across more than a billion devices, delivering powerful tools, content, and experiences that enrich their lives in profound ways every day.”
Apple said that the App Store has generated over $260 billion in revenues since it launched in 2008, up from the $200 billion it reported a year ago for a yearly record of $60 billion in 2021. About 600 million people access the App Store each week across 175 countries. And Apple Books now has about 100 million users each month.
And that’s pretty much it for the hard numbers. In the softer category, “millions” of apps were downloaded from the App Store in 2021. Apple Music Radio has “tens of millions” of subscribers worldwide. “Millions” of people asked Siri to play music last year. And listeners now tune in to “millions” of shows every minute with Apple Podcasts.
It’s amazing what you can do with a captive audience of people using over one billion devices.