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Most popular Apple App Store categories from 1st quarter 2016 to 3rd quarter 2018, by number of downloads (in millions)

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Leading Apple App Store categories 2016-2018, by download volume The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Apple App Store ranked by number of downloads. In the third quarter of 2018, photo and video apps were the second-most popular category with 578 million downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 2.27 billion app downloads.
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The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Apple App Store ranked by number of downloads. In the third quarter of 2018, photo and video apps were the second-most popular category with 578 million downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 2.27 billion app downloads.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
Q1 2016 to Q3 2018
Special properties
iPhone & iPad; excluding Apple apps; unique installs only

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