About This Statistic
This statistic presents the average prices for apps in the Apple App Store as of January 2017. During the survey period, it was found that the average price of an iOS gaming app was 48 cents. The average price of apps and games was 1.01 U.S. dollar.
Mobile apps are one of the most popular smartphone features. As of 2016, gaming apps were the most popular iOS app category with more than 23 percent of all available apps being gaming apps. In May 2016, the number of apps submitted to the Apple App Store declined for the first time.
When it comes to the number of available apps in the biggest app stores, Google Play and the Apple App Store lead the ranking with 2.2 million and 2 million available apps respectively. According to mobile app developers and publishers, the majority of apps are free to download.
The increasing usage of mobile apps also has an effect on consumer mobile data traffic. As of June 2014, Android users with unlimited pricing plans used an average of 1,930 megabytes of mobile data every month. Mobile iOS users were found to use 2,152 megabytes per month. The average number of mobile apps actively used by mobile users worldwide was 6.8 apps per month.