Apple iMessage Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Apple iMessage statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Apple iMessage Facts

What is Apple iMessage?

iMessages are texts, photos, or videos that you send to another iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac over Wi-Fi or cellular-data networks. These messages are always encrypted and appear in blue text bubbles. (source)

Additional Apple iMessage Statistics

Number of apps listed in the iMessage app store:

5,000

Last updated 3/20/17


Percentage of iMessage apps that are games and entertainment apps:

40%

Last updated 3/20/17


Percentage of iMessage apps that are social networking apps:

6.4%

Last updated 3/20/17


Percentage of iMessage apps that are video apps:

5.4%

Last updated 3/20/17


Percentage of iMessage apps that are utility apps:

9.2%

Last updated 3/20/17


Average number of iMessages sent per second:

200,000

Last updated 2/15/16


Average number of iMessages sent per year:

63 quadrillion

Last updated  2/15/16


Percentage of all mobile message spam that comes through iMessage:

30%

Last updated 8/22/14


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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Apple iMessage stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.