What you need to know
- Apple says that the App Store supports 300,000 jobs across the United Kingdom.
- The 330,000 number represents a 10% increase over the year prior.
Apple says that its iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV App Stores support more than 330,000 jobs across the United Kingdom. That number represents a 10% increase on the number from 2020.
Apple made the announcement via a Newsroom post (opens in new tab) this morning, saying that the App Store was a "resilient source of opportunity" during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple goes on to say that the App Store has generated more than £3.6billion with a 22% growth from the previous year. A similar trend has also been seen across mainland Europe, Apple says.
Whether users are enjoying their new iPhone 12 or the latest iPad Pro, the App Store is what elevates Apple's platforms in a way that simply wouldn't be possible without it. Apps and games available in the App Store are so vital that they take pride of place in our 'Best of 2020' list. None of that would be possible without developers.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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