Apple spends more than $30 million on Amazon Web Services each month

Daniel Fowler
April 24, 2019

That's over 10 percent more than it spent in the year-ago quarter.

The big picture: Apple continues to increase its reliance on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a trend that appears likely to continue for the foreseeable least, until Apple can get its own infrastructure in place.

Internationally, there are more than a billion recorded users of Apple devices every month.

Despite all this, Apple now spends more than $30m a month with AWS, people familiar with the matter told CNBC - more than any other publicly announced customer.

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If Apple's AWS use stays at those levels for the rest of 2019, its annual spending would exceed $360 million, the report noted.

For some time now, Apple's top product - the iPhone - has been experiencing saturation status in the markets because of which the company has begun pointing more to online services as a key contributor.

Apple previously revealed that it uses AWS for its iCloud storage, but it hasn't divulged whether it uses AWS for other Apple services, CNBC said. One of the giants that seems to be using this piece of (not so) ancient wisdom is Apple who, apparently, is and has been, one of Amazon Web Services's biggest clients.

CNBC also reported that Pinterest will purchase more than $750 million in cloud services from Amazon through July 2013. Last year, Apple had paid close to $350 million for these services, the report further added. In December, it announced plans to spend $10 billion on USA data centers in a five-year period, including $4.5 billion this year and next.

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