Apple sailed past its weekly App Store sales record by generating nearly $500m in app sales and in-app purchases in the first week of January.
The company also revealed that New Year's Day 2015 was the single biggest day for daily App Store sales in its history.
Apple claimed that the introduction of iOS 8 gave developers "the ability to create amazing new apps and offer innovative features which proved wildly popular with App Store customers around the world".
The dramatic weekly and daily sales increases follow a record-breaking year of app sales for Apple, which saw billings from apps increase by 50 percent to generate $10bn in revenue for developers.
Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, revealed that cumulative sales of apps on iOS had earned developers a total of $25bn.
"This year is off to a tremendous start after a record-breaking year for the App Store and our developer community," he added.
Matthew Hall, co-founder of Hipster Whale, creator of popular mobile game Crossy Road, explained how the App Store has helped his mobile game to go global.
"We could never have dreamed of this level of success, with Crossy Road only being available on the App Store for the last six weeks of the year," he said.
"In a couple of months we were able to create a simple, fun game that was featured on the App Store and climbed to the top of the App Store charts around the world. It's amazing."
Apple is likely to continue this success in the first quarter of 2015, although it many need to deal with any negative effects of app price changes in several regions to account for adjustments in VAT and foreign exchange rates.
Apple also enjoyed a boost in iOS market share across several key nations, narrowing the gap between iOS and current leader Android.
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