As it prepares to introduce the iPhone 12 family, Apple has also been battling on another front defending itself against monopoly charges on the App Store. This week, the company presented data that prove that its ecosystem generates many jobs in the United States.
According to the Cupertino giant, the new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has hurt the United States and paralyzed several companies around the world. Even so, the economy around iOS apps generated 300,000 new jobs, many of which were opened during the quarantine itself.
The iOS app economy has created nearly 300,000 new jobs since April 2019, helping to provide opportunities for Americans of all ages.
See on the map below where there are more jobs generated by iOS application development. Apple mainly highlights growth in the states of Texas, Maryland, and Michigan.
Apple also pointed out that the positive balance is mainly due to an increase in browsing through online channels and this boosts the economy in the real world:
Despite the pandemic, the App Store continues to provide economic opportunities for entrepreneurs of all sizes, helping anyone with an idea to reach customers around the world and seize new opportunities that would never have been possible without it. The App Store ecosystem now supports more than 2.1 million jobs in the U.S. in all 50 states.
Finally, the Cupertino giant guarantees that it must continue to encourage new programmers through educational programs:
As the app economy continues to grow, Apple is investing in educational programs and opportunities that help prepare students of all ages for jobs in the future. With Swift Playgrounds, everyone can code apps in Swift. Today, more than 9,000 elementary and high school institutions worldwide are using Apple’s coding curricula, including more than 100 community colleges in the United States.
Of course, Apple wants to show the US government that its App Store is very important to the country’s economy because it generates taxes. This is the company’s main argument in an antitrust lawsuit that aims to end the company’s 30% tariff.