On the evening of January 8th, Apple announced its annual data on its services business, an annual transcript of the App Store, Apple Music Music, and Apple Pay mobile payments business, showing what Apple has provided to its users in the past year. and what has been achieved.
App Store: 500 million visits per week
Apple has been “software and hardware fusion” way to promote the overall ecological progress, and the two can promote each other, help Apple in mobile phones, computers and other aspects of the formation of a moat. In recent years, the addition of music video content services has helped Apple’s service business post a record $12,511 million in net revenue over the past year.
The App Store, the foundation of Apple’s original iOS ecosystem, has expanded to other hardware platforms and built macOS software stores, watchOS software stores, and even tvOS software stores to replicate the success of the iOS platform.
The App Store is still the world’s most secure and dynamic app market, as is evident in the data: more than 500 million people visit it every week, providing developers in 155 countries with access to users.
Since the App Store was launched in 2008, developers have generated more than $155 billion in revenue, according to Apple, and a quarter of that revenue, or nearly $40 billion, came last year. This means that the App Store’s revenue is also accelerating.
In addition, Apple also reported that users of the App Store spent more than $1.42 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, up 16 percent from $1.22 billion last year, and $386 million a day on New Year’s Day in 2020 alone, up 20 percent from last year and setting a new one-day record.
In an effort to expand its App Store and attract more developers to create more interesting apps, Apple is actually updating itself and introducing more ways to attract developers. China, in particular, announced at the WWDC Conference in June 2019 that it would set up its first design and development accelerator in China, which was officially launched on July 9. Chinese developers can learn more about Apple’s latest technologies, such as ARKit 3, CoreML, and make a one-on-one interview with the Apple team to suggest problems for the difficulties they have when developing their apps.
Apple Music and Podcasts 10 million songs and 800,000 shows
Apple’s streaming music service went live in the U.S. at the end of June 2015 and officially landed in China three months later. More than 10 million songs are available and thousands of songs or daily picks are curated in 115 countries.
Apple Music has now accessed hardware such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, HomePod and CarPlay. In 2019, Apple Music’s Rolling Lyrics feature went live, and more than 50 percent of listeners used it on iOS 13. But few people know that Apple has even formed a dedicated lyricprocessing team to ensure the lyrics are accurate in this small detail.
Another platform associated with Sound is Apple Podcasts, which offer free audio stories, entertainment, chat shows, and more. Users in 155 countries now listen to more than 800,000 shows, according to Apple data released today.
If the App Store is designed to make hardware like the iPhone or Mac more useful, Apple Music and Podcasts are making them more interesting. The former is an app developer, the latter is an artist and songwriter, while Apple provides a global platform for both to allow people to showcase their talents.
Apple Pay: Big Change in 2019
Apple Mobile Pay, Apple’s mobile payment service, is also hosting more content, years after it went live. In addition to contactless support, tickets to more than 150 stadiums, baseball stadiums, arenas and entertainment venues around the world will be ticketed through the iPhone and Apple Watch in 2019.
Apple on iOS 13 also made a major change to Apple Pay, each consumption has a detailed consumer name, in the country, if you use subway bus, but also with the map travel to present specific travel information.
Currently, the iPhone and Apple Watch version of Apple Pay support bus services in major cities around the world, such as Shanghai and Beijing in China, as well as cities such as Tokyo, Moscow, London and New York. Apple revealed in its annual report that by 2020, it will also open public transport ations in cities such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Foshan, Washington.
iCloud: More than 75% of iCloud users are protected by two-step verification
the original meaning of iCloud was to give iPhone users a cloud to store photos, videos, contacts and other places, and as times have evolved, he has been changing, and now files on the macOS desktop can be placed in iCloud, and the process is silent, the user does not need special operations, Or press the sync button or something.
In addition to being more secure in storing files or App data, iCloud’s other task is to secure Apple ID, which Apple announced that more than 75 percent of iCloud users are protected by two-step verification and can only log in to a new device by trusting the device. This eliminates the risk of Apple ID theft remotely.
iCloud is also connected to the family, through which up to six family members can share Apple services, including Apple Music and iCloud storage, or an App purchase.
Summary: A year of explosion in Apple’s service business
“We’ve brought some exciting new experiences to our customers, while setting standards for user privacy and security,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president for Internet software and services, in response to the data released today. We started the next decade with incredible momentum, thanking our customers who have shown such enthusiasm for all of our services, and applauding the world’s best creators, storytellers, journalists and developers. ”
Apple’s fourth-quarter revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $64.040 billion, up 2 percent from $62.90 billion a year earlier, according to apple sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, including a record $12.511 billion in net revenue from services.
We believe that in the future, Apple’s five platforms and the corresponding hardware, will be through software, music and payment services services to further closely combine, produce the effect of 5, they will also be series five platform series of ecological chain, so that the entire Apple ecology can be between hardware and software, platforms between each other and constantly communicate to maintain vitality.