Phil Schiller Says November 2016 Had the 'Highest Monthly Sales Ever in App Store History'

appstoreApple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller today tweeted out that November 2016 had "the highest monthly sales ever in App Store history." Schiller didn't offer any specific numbers in regards to the company's record-breaking month.

Earlier in January, Apple announced that customers spent $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases in just two weeks over the holiday season.


The news comes after Apple updated its various storefronts, including the App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store, with all of the company's Best of 2016 lists. Apple also gave out designated App of the Year and Game of the Year rewards for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Mac. Some of the more notable apps mentioned were Prisma, Clash Royale, Life is Strange, and MySwimPro.



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29 months ago
Phil also said the memorable "Can't innovate anymore my ass".
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29 months ago
Man, this is shaping up to be a very depressing holiday period for the Apple haters. Record breaking sales of the new MacBooks; record breaking sales of the Apple Watch, and now record breaking App store sales. Not to mention Apple Pay reaching 75% of all US transactions, the iPhone reaching 90 plus percent of the entire cell phone industry profits and on pace to sell close to 80 million phones this quarter!

Don't give up though. Get out from under the bed and get back to trolling. Remember how therapeutic it feels! In case you've lost the notes, in the holiday spirit I've reproduced a few of the main ones you need for effective Apple trolling:


* "It's time for Tim Cook to go!"
* "All Apple cares about are emojis!"
* "Everybody I know is switching to Android"
* "Quit giving us gimmicks like the _________ when are we getting a new MacPro?"
* "The new ______ is the (computer, display, router, music store, paper clip, etc.) Apple should have made!"
* "Apple is just doing this to sell dongles!"
* "This just shows Apple's delusional fanboys will buy anything"
* "This is all about Jony Ive's obsession with thinness!"

and, of course, when you can't compose a coherent thought, but still want to respond to any topic, remember the reliable quick grenade for any social media situation: "Courage"

March on team, and remember Winston Churchill's famous words -- "Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy!"
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29 months ago

Man, this is shaping up to be a very depressing holiday period for the Apple lovers.


There, fixed it for you.

I've been in Apple-induced depression for years now, but this holiday season drives it home further than any other, after the disaster (in my opinion) that is the current Apple product lineup.
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29 months ago
Phil always says that the most recent thing was the biggest best ever. He needs to actually do something and stop saying.
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29 months ago
Phil's ego and waistline seem to be the "biggest and best ever"....
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29 months ago

Perfect for Apple. Money comes in without their having to build anything.



Remember that most of that money goes to developers, large and small. Thanks to the App store that Apple built with its billions of dollars and hard work and talent of its employees, developers have garnered about $60 billion dollars so far. Think of that amazing statistic and the impact it has had on people and their families. But for Apple building the fantastically successful iPhone and iPad, and the terrific iOS, and great App store, the hundreds of thousands of developers throughout the world wouldn't have this opportunity to impact the world from whereever they live and make this money with their hard work and talent. It's a beautiful marriage that we should celebrate during this holiday period.

Merry Christmas to all

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29 months ago
Perfect for Apple. Money comes in without their having to build anything.
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29 months ago
And dongle sales
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29 months ago
Everything Apple actually talks about is always "the best/most/greatest/fastest/successful EVER!"

The only way to know what isn't "amaze-balls" is to simply look at what they never talk about.
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29 months ago
What Phil didn't mention is that while the GAME section of the App Store is doing fantastic (and probably accounting for 90% or more of all App Store sales), the NON-game section of the App Store is disintegrating, and has been since ~2011 ... prove me wrong Phil, how about releasing the Nov sales data by "Category," for the NON-game section of the App Store, along with the total numbers for GAMES and NON-games ???
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