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Apple’s news service reaches 100 million users, App Store sales expand

Apple Inc on Jan eight mentioned its Apple Information service has reached 100 million month-to-month energetic customers versus 85 million a yr prior, demonstrating development in a key companies enterprise that’s being intently watched by traders as iPhone gross sales decline.

The customers come from america, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, Apple mentioned. Apple additionally presents a paid model of its information service known as Apple Information+ for US$9.99 (RM41) per 30 days however didn’t disclose subscriber numbers.

Apple gave the figures in its annual early January replace on its companies companies. Apple’s total companies phase income rose 16% to US$46.3bil (RM189.89bil) in its most up-to-date fiscal yr ended on Sept 28, 2019, whereas its iPhone phase gross sales fell 14% to US$142.4bil (RM584.05bil).

The corporate mentioned that between Dec 24, 2019, and Jan 1, 2020, its prospects spent US$1.42bil (RM5.82bil) in its App Retailer, a 16% enhance over the earlier yr, and US$386mil (RM1.58bil) on Jan 1 alone, a 20% enhance.

Apple retains between 15% and 30% of the gross sales by its App Retailer, relying on whether or not customers purchase software program as a one-time buy or recurring subscription.

Apple launched a number of new companies in 2019, together with a streaming video service known as Apple TV+, a online game service and a bank card. – Reuters

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