iPhone manufacturer has paid app developers over $2.5 billion in royalties

In numbers: Apple’s power and dev payouts

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today revealed that the App Store market has since its birth grossed some $3.25 billion in revenues worldwide.

And, since Apple takes a thirty per cent cut on all App Store item sales, Jobs stated that the thousands of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad developers have together made $2.5 billion in royalties.

Speaking at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Jobs told attendees that more than 14 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store.

Other facts:

iOS devices sold since the launch of iPhone and iPod Touch

LESS THAN TWENTY CENTS… the average dev royalty for every single App Store download to date (figure includes free apps)

iPads sold since the original’s launch 14 months ago

90,000 APPS… made specifically for the iPad

OVER 225 MILLION iOS ACCOUNTS… "all with credit cards and one-click purchasing"

44 PER CENT… of all mobile and tablet devices are iOS based


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