Apple: most popular app store categories 2019

Most popular Apple App Store categories in May 2019, by share of available apps

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 7, 2019
Apple: most popular app store categories 2019 The statistic shows the most popular categories in the Apple App Store ranked share of active apps. In May 2019, business apps were the second-most popular category, with a share of 9.76 percent of active all apps being business apps.
Apple app store categories – additional information

Apple App Store is a platform in which users can browse and download applications for an Apple device. The App Store was launched in 2008, and the number of apps available in the App Store has consistently grown since its release. As of January 2017, the Apple App Store had 2.2 million mobile apps available for download.

Gaming apps are the most popular apps based on availability, as about 25 percent of the all apps available fit in this category. Gaming is also an app category with high mobile user engagement - in June 2016, 88 percent of digital gaming time was spent via mobile apps. As of May 2019, Clash of Clans was the top grossing gaming app, generating more than 1.54 million U.S. dollars in revenue per day. The average price for an gaming app game is about 49 cents, while the average app price is just over one U.S. dollar. Common app revenue models include free apps with in-app purchases, paid apps without in-app purchases and paid apps with in-app purchases. Gaming apps frequently generate revenue through in-game item purchases.
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Most popular Apple App Store categories in May 2019, by share of available apps

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Share of active apps
Games 24.63%
Business 9.76%
Education 8.52%
Lifestyle 8.33%
Entertainment 5.99%
Utilities 5.18%
Travel 3.89%
Health & Fitness 3.04%
Food & Drink 2.92%
Book 2.87%
Productivity 2.71%
Music 2.46%
Finance 2.28%
Photo & Video 2.19%
Sports 2.16%
Reference 2.15%
Social Networking 2.12%
News 1.93%
Medical 1.82%
Shopping 1.46%
Share of active apps
Games 24.63%
Business 9.76%
Education 8.52%
Lifestyle 8.33%
Entertainment 5.99%
Utilities 5.18%
Travel 3.89%
Health & Fitness 3.04%
Food & Drink 2.92%
Book 2.87%
Productivity 2.71%
Music 2.46%
Finance 2.28%
Photo & Video 2.19%
Sports 2.16%
Reference 2.15%
Social Networking 2.12%
News 1.93%
Medical 1.82%
Shopping 1.46%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 7, 2019
The statistic shows the most popular categories in the Apple App Store ranked share of active apps. In May 2019, business apps were the second-most popular category, with a share of 9.76 percent of active all apps being business apps.
Apple app store categories – additional information

Apple App Store is a platform in which users can browse and download applications for an Apple device. The App Store was launched in 2008, and the number of apps available in the App Store has consistently grown since its release. As of January 2017, the Apple App Store had 2.2 million mobile apps available for download.

Gaming apps are the most popular apps based on availability, as about 25 percent of the all apps available fit in this category. Gaming is also an app category with high mobile user engagement - in June 2016, 88 percent of digital gaming time was spent via mobile apps. As of May 2019, Clash of Clans was the top grossing gaming app, generating more than 1.54 million U.S. dollars in revenue per day. The average price for an gaming app game is about 49 cents, while the average app price is just over one U.S. dollar. Common app revenue models include free apps with in-app purchases, paid apps without in-app purchases and paid apps with in-app purchases. Gaming apps frequently generate revenue through in-game item purchases.
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