New Year's Day sees record breaking Apple App Store purchases

In what could be among the most intelligently-designed malicious apps, as many as 36 such apps on the Google Play Store were found harvesting sensitive user data, sending them to remote servers and aggressively pushing advertisements to user devices as part of a click fraud campaign, while performing the usual functions expected from mobile security apps. Even though paid subscriptions hopefully reach the lower 15% tier, the reason why Apple has been highlighting paid subscriptions is that those generate recurring revenue.

Users spent almost $60 billion on apps in 2017-up roughly 35% from 2016. Their creations brought in revenue of $26.5 billion, which marked a 30 percent increase over 2016.

Yesterday, Apple released a press release detailing its success over the festive season, more specifically the App Store pulled in $300 million on New Years Day alone.

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As a result, the growth in payments to developers is starting to outstrip growth in Apple's cut of App Store sales.

The Pokémon GO went back to the top of the App Store charts on December 21 with the introduction of new augmented reality features, built on Apple's ARKit framework for more detailed and realistic gameplay.

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While these look as if they could be legitimate notifications from a mobile device, these warnings are entirely fake, added by the attackers in order to make the app look as if it is operating as advertised.

However, if Apple is in the early stages of a "super cycle" of iPhone sales - as many analysts believe - there could be a huge installed base of AR-ready devices within a year or two. That's right - they think these 10 stocks are even better buys.

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Evan Niu, CFA owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool has the following options: long January 2020 $150 calls on Apple and short January 2020 $155 calls on Apple.

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