Weekend good reads for Apple developers #2023/21

We're almost there for WWDC23. Just a little bit over a week. And we've got good collection of articles for this long weekend.

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Apple shares usage statistics for EU App Store

In accordance with European Digital Services Act Apple now has to disclose active users for its services in Europe.

  • iOS App Store: 101 million
  • iPadOS App Store: 23 million
  • macOS App Store: 6 million
  • tvOS App Store: 1 million
  • watchOS App Store: under 1 million
  • Apple Books: under 1 million
  • Podcasts paid subscriptions: under 1 million

Statistics show importance of iOS and iPadOS in its ecosystem, while watchOS seem to be lagging behind.

Reference: After years of silence, Apple finally reveals how many App Store users it has in Europe