$1.13 million will buy you every app in the Apple App Store
A published report on Sunday computes that it would now take $1.13 million to buy one of each paid app. The most expensive apps on average are those for the business and medical categories, weighing in with an average price of $11.28 and $11.39 respectively. The game category has the lowest average price at $1.69 although that doesn't include in-app purchases.
Another chart shows that the Games category is roughly composed of 50% paid and 50% free apps while another graph shows that the Education, Games, Books, Medical, Business and Reference categories make up about half the expense of buying out the App Store. Of course, if one were to buy each app available, good luck finding enough room on your iPhone to install all of those apps.
Breaking down the Apple App Store
2. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Wonder how many gigs of memory your iPhone/iPad would need to download all of that? Lol.
4. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Ironically, you'd never be able to download all those apps with the limitations on i O S, so this is pretty much a pointless article.
6. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)
How many terabytes of drivers would it take to hold all these apps? Right now best bang/buck drive is a Seagate 3TB barracuda which can be found for $100-$120.
7. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
OMG, Seagate's the worst, give me a 2TB WD any day or a 1TB Buffalo.
Seagate = corrupt sectors :(
8. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I've always bought Seagate then I bought a 1TB WD black last week since it was only $10 more than a 1tb Barracuda and it was defective, its in the process of being replaced right now and they paid for the return shipping, still my first WD drive in years and its defective... It spins up but it makes low audible clicks, randomly disconnects, gets 20MBps at best 2MBps write and trying to put data on it made windows and Ubuntu give errors. SMART said it was ok for some reason too lol. I have 2 3TB Barracudas in raid 0 and htey get 320MBps average with peaks up to 400MBps, my main drive is a 500GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD.
Building PC to use as a Dual boot linux/windows server/media PC and the WD Black was supposed to be the Ubuntu main drive with drives being added when it ran out of space.
21. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
Actually the article isn't that pointless. You can very well buy all the apps in the appstore and not download them all. Install and uninstall as needed.
3. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)
Are we filling a quota of "News" reports or something?
5. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
You Sir are correct: take a bow!!
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 11034; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
With infinite folders, theoretically you could, but internal storage and RAM would limit it.
10. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Average app size is 23MB so based of that it would take 17TB to store every app on a computer. If you over provisioned to be safe and got 21TB it would cost you $840 to store every app on a total of 7 3TB drives, most PCs don't have 7 open Sata ports so if you got a good NAS with 7 slots it would only be around $1000 to store them all. Based on the fact it would cost you 1.13 million for every app $1000 should be nothing to you. Also itunes would probably die and you would want a powerful computer with cutting edge stuff in it which cost a couple thousand dollars.
14. darkkjedii (Posts: 11034; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Actually a grand is plenty. Remember I drive county transit, I don't own it lol.
15. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)
You read it wrong, I implied if you were someone who spent 1.13 mil on apps $1000 should be like pocket change to you.
11. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)
i would think that the new imac on ios could probably handle that, congrats on the wedding man !
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 11034; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Thanx a4n most nervous I've ever been lol. Appreciate the congrats. +1
13. TheMan (Posts: 402; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
What, no volume discount??
Business and medical are no surprise as the top two categories, but navigation at #3 is and is more expensive than finance.
18. Stuntman (Posts: 712; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I would be interested to see how this compares to Google Play.
19. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2599; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Most are useless and not worthy. ;)
20. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
Actually the discussion of space available is pointless. You can very well buy all the apps in the appstore and never download them. Install and uninstall when needed.
22. harvestcellular (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
The number actually seems a little low.
Wait the more I think about it not really considering the average cost of an app and how many free ones there are.