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During today's Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the App Store saw its best quarter ever, with 29 percent growth year over year. The entire services category, which includes the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, AppleCare, ApplePay, licensing, and other services also reached a record quarterly revenue of $5 billion, up 9 percent year over year, with growth largely coming from the App Store.

According to Apple CFO Luca Maestri, the App Store remains "incredibly popular" with customers around the world, and in the March quarter, it saw 70 percent more revenue than Google Play.

Apple also an update on HealthKit-based apps, which are part of Apple's recent health and fitness initiative, aggregating all of a user's health and fitness data. According to Cook, HealthKit has been highly successful, and there are now 1,000 HealthKit-based apps in the App Store.

Along with HealthKit, Cook also touched on apps for the Apple Watch. There are now 3,500 Apple Watch apps available for download. Cook said customer response to the Apple Watch was "overwhelmingly positive" and that Apple "can't wait to see more inspiring apps" for the Apple Watch as we creep closer towards the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Article Link: App Store Sees Record Performance in Q2 2015 With 29% Increase in Revenue Year Over Year
 

mdelvecchio

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c'mon, lets figure out a way to make this a negative.

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Is it me or has Apple all but forgotten the HomeKit? Not even a mention.

they built the framework -- its up to third-parties to use it. apple doesnt sell HK devices or apps.
 

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c'mon, lets figure out a way to make this a negative.

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they built the framework -- its up to third-parties to use it. apple doesnt sell HK devices or apps.

Um... Isn't this the same for HealthKit? They quoted that 1000 apps have been built for HealthKit. How many have been built for HomeKit? crickets!
 

mdelvecchio

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Um... Isn't this the same for HealthKit? They quoted that 1000 apps have been built for HealthKit. How many have been built for HomeKit? crickets!

again -- Apple doesn't make the apps. if third parties aren't using it what do you expect Apple to do? the criticism was that Apple somehow forgot about HK, when the reality is third parties have.
 

drstein13

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I don't know about the other services but the Mac App Store is only good for downloading MacOS and other Apple made software. Other than that all the good applications can be bought directly from the developers and are often cheaper and less crippled than the App store versions. Even worse, games can be often bought at 1/3 of the App Store price from 100% legit digital stores and when they are activated at Steam they are multi-platform as well. Totally no brainer to stay away from it.
 
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