Apple App Store: number of downloads as of June 2017

This statistic shows the number of cumulative app downloads from Apple's App Store from July 2008 to June 2017. As of the last reported period, Apple announced that 180 billion apps had been downloaded from its App Store.

App Store download – additional information

Apple App Store was created in 2008 and, since then, the number of available apps has been consistently increasing over the years. In March of 2010, there were 150 thousand available apps in the App Store. The number of available apps reached 1.5 million by June 2015, 10 times more than the early 2010 number. This figure includes 1 million native iPad apps. The growth in number of apps available is directly related to the number of applications for the release of newly developed apps. In May 2016, the number of applications submitted for release to the App Store surpassed 50,000 for the first time. This figure included gaming apps, which account for about half of the release applications.

Regarding availability, the most popular Apple App Store category is gaming with about 23 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. Gaming leads in terms of downloads as well.

In the ephemeral world of apps, downloads do not equal retention. It is estimated that 25 percent apps downloaded by mobile app users worldwide were only used once during the first six months of ownership.

Cumulative number of apps downloaded from the Apple App Store from July 2008 to June 2017

Downloads in billions
Jun '17180
Sep '16140
Jun '16130
Jun '15100
Oct '1485
Jun '1475
Oct '1360
May '1350
Jan '1340
Sep '1235
Jun '1230
Mar '1225
Oct '1118
Jul '1115
Jun '1114
Jan '1110
Oct '107
Sep '106.5
Jun '105
Apr '104
Jan '103
Jul '091.5
Apr '091
Sep '080.1
Jul '080.01
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Source

Release date

June 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

July 2008 to June 2017

Supplementary notes

Previous figures are based on official Apple announcements and press releases.

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