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Apple removes New York Times from China App Store after government request

Apple removes New York Times from China App Store after government request

Despite this promise to remove the unwanted apps, Apple said Thursday that the App Store still saw a more than 20 per cent increase to its catalogue in 2016, bringing the total now up to 2.2 million apps.

The tech giant said its biggest day of sales on the App Store was on January 1, 2017, when customers spent a record $240 million.

Apple shares revenue with app developers.

If Apples gets 30 percent of the app sales, it would perceive about $8.57 billion in revenues.

App sales in China jumped 90 percent previous year, Apple said without providing details.

"This must be coming from the request of The Wall right?" said one user on Chinese social media service Weibo, referring to the country's state-backed internet censorship program. Hulu is a joint venture of Walt Disney (DIS), 21st Century Fox Entertainment (FOXA) and Comcast (CMCSA).

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Digital stores represent big battlegrounds between Apple and rival Google. Apple stock has formed a cup-with-handle base, with a buy point of 118.12. In 2016 the option became available to all 25 categories on the App Store, including game makers.

"2016 was a record-shattering year for the App Store, generating $20 billion for developers, and 2017 is off to a great start with January 1 as the single-biggest day ever on the App Store", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a statement.

When it comes to specific apps, Pokémon Go was - not at all surprisingly - the most downloaded app of the year, while Super Mario Run was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has removed the New York Times Co's (NYT.N) English- and Chinese-language news apps from its iTunes store in China following a request from the local authorities, the companies said separately on Thursday.

Mr Dawson said subscriptions give Apple more "predictable" revenue streams as sales of iPhone, iPad and Macs slow. Revenue includes in-app purchases, paid downloads, and fees for subscriptions. The App Store in December logged its highest-grossing month in its history, generating some $3 billion in revenue. In the current year, UBS estimated 18% growth to $6.76 billion.

It pointed out that its Chinese-language Android app continues to work unobstructed in China, while its own FreeWeibo app had earlier also been removed from the Apple store.


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