Apple: iOS Economy Created 80K Jobs Last Year
The global iOS app economy continues to spur dramatic job growth according to the latest update
"Throughout our history, Apple has created entirely new products — and entirely new industries — by focusing on innovation," the company says. "As a result, we’ve created or supported nearly 600,000 jobs for U.S. workers: from the engineer who helped invent the iPad to the delivery person who brings it to your door."
As it stands, Apple's iOS app ecosystem helped create some 80,000 jobs in the U.S. last year alone. Most of these jobs have resulted from the need for talent to design, engineer, and maintain software for Apple's mobile platform.
All told, 307,250 current U.S. jobs are supported by Apple. That includes a workforce of 50,250 individuals employed directly by Apple. The remainder of these jobs are spread across all 50 states and include "thousands of jobs in numerous industries, from the people who create components for our products to the people who build the planes and trucks that carry them to our customers."
It's evident and indeed convincing that all 800,000 iOS apps, which have sparked 35 billion downloads in four years, have helped the App Store to create "an entirely new industry."