This statistic shows the number of cumulative app downloads from Apple's App Store from July 2008 to June 2015. As of the last reported period, Apple announced that 100 billion apps had been downloaded from its App Store.
At the beginning of 2015, 1.4 million mobile apps were available in the Apple App Store. This figure includes 725,000 native iPad apps. In May 2015, the number of applications submitted for release to the App Store surpassed 40,000 for the first time. The most popular Apple App Store category is gaming with more than 20 percent of available apps belonging to this category. Other leading app categories based on terms of availability are business apps, education apps, lifestyle apps and entertainment apps.
Recent industry data shows that entertainment apps are undergoing a strong user growth in the United States. Currently, more than 151 million U.S. smartphone users are actively using entertainment apps, with gaming apps having the largest unique audience. U.S. user engagement with entertainment apps averages 800 minutes per month, with gaming apps having the highest rate of user engagement at 602 minutes of average monthly usage duration.