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Apple reports $1b app sales in Dec

The company said it was a record month for its App Store.

The Apple logo hangs in front of an Apple store on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Picture: AFP

NEW YORK - Apple Inc said on Tuesday that its customers spent $1 billion on purchases in its applications store in December, leading to a total of $10 billion worth of apps sold in 2013.

Apple reported app downloads of almost 3 billion apps in December, making it a record month for its App Store, which offers one million apps for its iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch devices.

It competes with devices based on Google Inc's Android system and phones and tablets based on Microsoft Corp software.

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