Apple said on Wednesday that its App Store has created 300,000 jobs since April 2019 as the iPhone maker faces scrutiny from other tech companies who say it acts like a monopoly.
Apple is in the middle of a legal battle with “Fortnite” maker Epic Games, having removed Epic from its App Store and revoked its development tools after the game maker attempted to evade Apple’s 30-percent App Store commission fee by including a direct payment system in Fortnite in violation of the tech giant’s rules.
“The iOS app economy has created nearly 300,000 jobs since April 2019, helping to provide opportunities to Americans of all ages even as COVID-19 continues to create immense challenges and uncertainty for communities across the country,” Apple said Wednesday.
The company added that “developers nationwide…have adapted their businesses to make sure they can keep supporting customers during a challenging time.”
The App Store supports 2.1 million jobs in all 50 states, a 15% increase compared to last year, Apple said.