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Apple App Store Performance Over 4 Years
By: Prashanth Shantharam  |  1, August 2012

Apple App Store celebrates its fourth anniversary today. Iphone has been around for half a decade now, but the app store was launched a year after the iPhone introduction. From 500 titles initially, it has grown to a massive 650K titles as of today, and counting! Distimo’s new report tracks the evolution.

Here are some of the key findings of the report.

  • The number of downloads among the top 200 most popular applications per available app in the Apple App Store for iPhone decreased from 15.4 at its height to 8.4, owing to new competition.
  • The U.S is still the largest larges market for iPhones. it accounts to 26% of free app downloads.
  • The top 10 largest countries for downloads of the top 200 most popular free applications now consists of United States, China, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Australia and South Korea.
  • “The potential for developers grew over the past two years from 7.7M to 16.8M daily downloads among the top 200 most popular free applications per country. However, the figures for paid downloads only increased by 13 percent while the average selling price declined by 16 percent, representing a lower net revenue of 5 percent. Looking at the aggregated revenue among the top 100 highest grossing applications in all countries, the total revenue more than tripled over the past two years.”
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