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Most popular Apple App Store categories 2021

As of March 2021, business apps were the second-most popular category in the Apple App Store with a share of 10.11 percent of active all apps being business apps. Games were the most popular iOS app category, accounting for a total of 21.53 percent of active apps.

Apple app store categories

The App Store was launched in 2008, and the number of apps available in the App Store has consistently grown since its release. Nowadays it is inconceivable to imagine smartphones without the abundance of mobile apps. Gaming apps are the most popular apps based on availability, as about 21.5 percent of the all apps available fit in this category. Gaming is also an app category with high mobile user engagement. As of October 2020, Roblox was the top grossing gaming app, generating more than 2.5 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 under 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.

Most popular Apple App Store categories in March 2021, by share of available apps

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March 2021



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March 2021

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