Apple sales released their annual report, where they confirmed that iTunes music sales had declined this year. While they didn't specify the amount of the decline, a recent report puts it between 13 and 14 percent. Overall, however, sales in the iTunes Store grew thanks to app sales and in-app purchases, according to the report:
Growth in net sales from the iTunes Store was driven by increases in revenue from app sales reflecting continued growth in the installed base of iOS devices and the expanded offerings of iOS Apps and related in-App purchases.
Apple also doubled the amount they spent on acquisitions, spending almost $1 billion, not including their Beats purchase. They also greatly increased their spending on research and development, primarily on personnel, as well as equipment supporting R&D.
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