Apple said Monday that it paid developers $60 billion in 2021.
It’s a figure that suggests App Store sales continue to grow at a rapid clip.
By comparison, Apple at the end of 2020, it said it had paid $45 billion. Monday’s figures show a jump of $60 billion.
Apple’s App Store is a widely popular, and profitable, platform. It’s where consumers go to buy and install apps for their iOS devices.
A person familiar with the matter said Apple has paid developers a total of more than $300 billion since the App Store launched in 2008.