Apple App Store revenues for Q2 2015 smash previous records
The company has also posted profits of $13.6 billion total for that same quarter, driven by iPhone sales.
The tech giant has now released some of its figures with regards to its revenues for the second quarter of this year and it has shown that the Apple App Store has now experienced its best quarter on record.
The revenues for the App Store were up 29 percent when compared to the same quarter in 2014.
Despite the fact the data that was released did not include specific revenue figures, it did reveal that the service revenue from Apple app, iBook, and Pay came to a record breaking $5 billion in total. The company has reported total profits of $13.6 billion for the quarter, which is an increase of 33 percent, year over year. Moreover, it also reported total revenues of $58 billion, which represents a year over year increase of 27 percent.
The quarter, itself, was a strong one, but even the Apple app sales still weren’t enough to bring the total as high as Q1.
The overall performance of the first quarter of 2015 was still notably stronger, if only because it was one that included the holiday shopping period, which is always the highest of the year. When compared to the first quarter, the revenues at Apple dropped by 22 percent, and the profits dipped by 24.4 percent. Sales of iPhones fell by 18 percent.
Most of the revenues that were generated in the second quarter were the result of the sales of iPhones. There were 61.2 million Apple iPhones sold in that quarter, alone. It was an increase of 40 percent over the number of the smartphones that were sold during the same period in 2014. On the other hand, the numbers for iPads were not nearly as positive, as 12.6 million of the tablets were sold, which represents a drop of 23 percent.
Since these revenue and profit results include only the period of three months that lead up to March 28, they include the sales of only the devices and Apple app and digital product offerings that were available until that time. This means that the Apple Watch sales were not a part of the figures in that release.