Apple App Store Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Apple App Store 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 App Store Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 2009
  • Headquarters: Cupertino, CA
  • Founder(s): Steve Jobs
  • Parent Company: Apple

What is Apple App Store?

For over a decade, the App Store has proved to be a safe and trusted place to discover and download apps. But the App Store is more than just a storefront — it’s an innovative destination focused on bringing you amazing experiences. And a big part of those experiences is ensuring that the apps we offer are held to the highest standards for privacy, security, and content. Because we offer nearly two million apps — and we want you to feel good about using every single one of them. (source)

Apple App Store User Count

Number of people that have downloaded a game from the App Store:

1 billion

Last updated 3/25/19


Average number of people that visit the App Store weekly:

500 million

Last updated 6/15/20


Number of App Store downloads total:

170 billion

Last updated 5/31/18


Apple App Store Revenue Totals

App Store revenue (all time):

$40 billion

Last updated 7/10/18


Amount that Apple app developers have earned (all time):

$100 billion

Last updated 7/10/18


Amount that the App Store ecosystem supported in billings and sales in 2019:

$519 billion


Projected annual App Store user spending (source):

  • 2019: $56 billion
  • 2020: $67 billion
  • 2021: $78 billion
  • 2022: $88 billion
  • 2023: $96 billion

Additional Apple App Store Statistics

Number of apps in the Apple App Store:

2 million apps

Last updated 6/15/20


Amount that Apple App Store users spent in apps and mobile games in 2019:

$54.2 billion


Amount that Apple App Store users spent in apps and mobile games in 2018:

$47 billion


Number of mobile game downloads from the App Store in 2019:

9.2 billion


Number of mobile game downloads from the App Store in 2018:

8.9 billion


Number of iOS apps that earn over $1 million annually:

2,857

Last updated 5/31/18


Number of iOS apps that earn over $10 million annually:

564

Last updated 5/31/18


Number of apps in the Apple Watch App Store:

19,000 apps

Last updated 7/23/16


Number of native iPad apps:

1 million apps

Last updated 3/21/16


Number of games in the App Store:

500,000

Last updated 9/7/16


Number of iOS app downloads in 2015:

100 million


Amount of revenue the Apple App Store generated for developers in 2016:

$20 billion


Average amount US iPhone users spent per device on in-app purchases in 2016:

$40 per device


Amount paid to app developers so far:

$70 billion

Last updated 6/5/17


Number of apps in the Apple App Store that are from Chinese developers:

130,000

Last updated 1/27/14


Most popular iPhone/iPad app of all time:

Facebook

Last updated 9/9/15


Second most popular iPhone/iPad app of all time:

Facebook Messenger

Last updated 9/9/15


Country that generates the most iOS App Store revenue:

US

Last updated 4/15/16


Percentage of apps in China that come from Apple’s app store:

40%

Last updated 4/9/19


Country that generates the second most iOS App Store revenue:

China

Last updated 4/15/16


Country that downloads the most iOS apps:

China

Last updated 4/28/15


Country that downloads the 2nd most iOS apps:

U.S.

Last updated 4/28/15


Amount spent in the App Store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day 2018-19:

$1.22 billion


Amount spent in the App Store on New Years Day 2019:

$322 billion


Number of podcasts in Apple Podcasts:

1 million shows

Last updated 4/21/20


Percentage of iPhone apps that sell less than 10,000 copies:

56%

Last updated 5/14/20


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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Apple App Store 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%.

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