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iOS Apple App Store Statistics and Trends 2020

iOS Apple App Store Statistics and Trends 2020

Last update: 23 Oct 2020 CET
Store Stats 2020

For this article, we’ve leveraged our rich database of app data and statistics to analyze the Apple App Store. In so doing, we have captured not only the current state of the store but the emerging trends that will define its future as well.

To demonstrate our findings, we’ve answered the following questions about the Apple App Store:

  • How many apps have been published?
  • How many app publishers have released iOS apps?
  • What is the distribution of apps versus games on the Apple App Store?
  • What is the distribution of free apps versus paid apps?
  • What is the distribution of apps by category?
  • How many apps are released on the Apple App Store per day, per week, and per month?
  • What is the rating distribution of Android apps?
  • How much do iOS apps cost?

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History of the Apple App Store

Apple is a company that needs no introduction. They boast one of the most impressive product catalogs on the planet, offering a variety of popular devices, software applications, and online services. Foremost among these innovations is the Apple App Store.

Speaking at the 1983 International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado, a 28-year-old Steve Jobs described a future in which consumers could purchase and download software directly from their computers.

25 years later, in 2008, Apple launched the App Store and Jobs’ vision for the future became reality. Following the success of the iTunes digital music store, the Apple App Store became one of the world’s first commercially successful mobile app marketplaces. Today it connects millions of iOS device users to millions of mobile apps and games from developers and publishers all over the world.

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How Many Apps Are on the Apple App Store?

1.77m Apps

The iOS Apple App Store is one of the most popular mobile app vendors on the planet, offering 1,769,770 apps.

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How Many App Publishers Are on the Apple App Store?

1.38m Publishers

To date, 1,375,979 app publishers have published apps on the iOS Apple App Store.

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What Is the Distribution of Apps Versus Games on Apple App Store?

Of the 1,769,770 apps available on the iOS Apple App Store, 248,812 are gaming apps and 1,520,958 are non-gaming apps.

What Is the Distribution of Free Apps Versus Paid Apps on the Apple App Store?

1,634,633 apps available on the iOS Apple App Store are free to download. Conversely, 134,631 must be purchased. Of course, it should be noted that many free apps may either offer or require in-app purchases.

How Are Apps on the Apple App Store Distributed by Category?

Drilling down a bit deeper, apps available on the iOS Apple App Store are divided into 27 categories. We’ve calculated the distribution of Apple App Store apps by category:

How Many Apps Are Published on the Apple App Store per Day?

Average Apps Published Daily 1,377

An average of 1,377 new apps are released on the iOS Apple App Store per day.

How Many Apps Are Published on the Apple App Store per Week?

Apps Published Last Week 9,682

Last week, 9,682 new apps were published to the iOS Apple App Store. Here are the upload statistics over the last three weeks:


How Many Apps Are Published on the Apple App Store per Month?

Apps Published Last Month 43,051

Last month, 43,051 apps were added to the iOS Apple App Store. Here are the upload statistics over the last three months:


What Is the Rating Distribution of iOS Apps?

By enabling users to rate apps available on the iOS Apple App Store, consumers and app developers alike are better able to determine the popularity and quality of each app. Currently, 764,691 (43%) apps have been rated by users while 1,005,079 (57%) have not yet been rated. We’ve determined how these ratings are distributed:

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How Much Do iOS Apps Cost?

While the vast majority of apps available on the iOS Apple App Store are free to download, there are many that require a payment up front. Typically, paid Apple App Store apps cost We’ve taken the liberty of investigating the price distribution of paid apps costing up to USD $10.00: