iTunes by the Numbers: $4.6B Revenue for Q4, $18B Total Revenue in 2014, 85B App Store Downloads

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    During its financial results call covering the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter of 2014), Apple shared details on the success of its iTunes Store, which has become an increasingly important revenue source for the company in recent years, mainly due to the ever-growing popularity of the App Store.

    $4.6 billion in revenue marks Apple's most successful iTunes quarter ever, up $2 billion from last year, and its $18 billion in revenue for 2014 is $2b higher than last year's $16 billion in total iTunes revenue.

    According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple hit an all time high in App Store revenue, with growth of 36 percent compared to Q4 2013. Apple has seen cumulative app downloads of 85 billion, up 10 billion since July. Along with "tremendous" growth in the App Store, the iTunes Store saw all-time record billings, up 22 percent year over year.

    Overall, Apple posted revenue of $42.1 billion and a net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $37.5 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.5 billion ($1.01 per diluted share) in the year-ago quarter.

    Article Link: iTunes by the Numbers: $4.6B Revenue for Q4, $18B Total Revenue in 2014, 85B App Store Downloads
     
  2. Jimmy James macrumors 68030

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    Year over year net profit is only up13% and they're not even averaging $3B net profit/month. Pfft. May as well shut down operations.
     
  3. Slippery Gimp macrumors member

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    Half that total will be all the kids spending thousands on their parents credit cards before getting it refunded.
     
  4. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Hey MR. Wrong iTunes icon. That gorgeous blue icon was so last decade. You need to put in the new red ugly….err…. I mean… "flat" icon.
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Wonder how much the Google Play Store generated in comparison.
     
  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    it's Beatified iTunes icon now ... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Parasprite macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, not even close...nor relevant really.
     
  8. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    LOL!

    Ive in 2016: "We've re-engineered icons to what we call a post-modern-3D feel..."
    :D
     
  9. Razeus macrumors 601

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    I like the icon above much better. The Yosemite one looks...off.
     

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