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App Store's generated more than $15 billion for developers since 2008

Including more than $7 billion during 2013
App Store's generated more than $15 billion for developers since 2008
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Apple has called 2013 the "best year ever for the App Store".

It was the first time that the store saw $10 billion in sales, including over $1 billion spent during December; a month that also saw three billion app downloads.

Money matters

Apple says that it's now paid out $15 billion to developers since the store launched in 2008.

One of 2013's big App Store hits, Frogmind's Badland

"We'd like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

"The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014."