Given that earnings figure was around the $7 billion mark at the end of 2012, that would suggest Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue isn't exaggerating when he calls 2013 "the best year ever for the App Store." As for what kind of apps are taking the most advantage of that success, it's games, games, and more games.
As we learned last month, Candy Crush Saga was the most downloaded free app of 2013, while Minecraft: Pocket Edition was the year's best-selling paid app. Revealingly, Candy Crush Saga was the sweetest of all for gross revenue, with Minecraft: Pocket Edition down (relatively) in 11th.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16