Tim Cook says Apple paid out $8 billion to devs

Apple CEO Tim Cook said today during his speech at the Goldman Sachs event that Apple has paid its developers more than $8 billion. That’s $1 billion more than the $7 billion the company announced it paid to developers in early January.

That’s a staggering number when you think about it. An addition $1 billion in a little more than a month.



  • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

    Devs are the new doctors. It is the profession to be in. :-)

    (yes, I’m biased)

    • Steven Fisher

      Sheesh. You really do get downvoted for everything, don’t you?

      • Jim H

        How dare you comment on his comment! Down-vote, down-vote, down-vote!! Damn people with your differing opinions!!

        • http://deoclicianocgiportfolio.wordpress.com/ ochyming

          Indeed. I think he was only joking, tho.

          • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

            Yes, a joke but is becoming true for the reasons (I’ve heard): lower educational costs, lower school time investment, possible higher financial reward, etc.

        • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

          Exactly. lol

      • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

        For real. Straight haters for no reason but it’s all good. It means nothing. lol

    • http://deoclicianocgiportfolio.wordpress.com/ ochyming

      Actually it s a stretch, but i guess i get it.

      • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

        Just meaning it is the “hot new gig” compared to, say, 50 years ago.

  • Arie

    It probably just means that they did cross The 8B threshold in the last month and not that they paid out 1B in 1 month