60 apps downloaded on each iOS product
As the App Store is just about to pass the 10 billion downloaded apps mark, Asymco took some statistics for analysis to find out that an average of 60 applications are downloaded on each Apple product with iOS. The staggering number does not necessarily denote paid apps, but nevertheless comes to show a stronger tie between the Apple ecosystem and its users.
The topic is particularly interesting as Android devices are gaining momentum and switching between platforms will require leaving all the apps of one platform behind. The data also shows that if app downloads grow at such a rate they will outnumber iTunes song downloads by somewhere around March 2011.
The Asymco report also mentions that end user investment in apps is more than in songs, which boosts the impact of apps on other media. Did you invest much in apps and do you feel tied to Apple's (or Android's) ecosystem?
1. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)
Im around 100. Its a big reason not to go to droid. Esp since droid stop remembering ur apps!
4. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
I hate retards like u its android not droid. Only verizon can use the word droid
2. clevername (Posts: 1401; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I currently have 109 installed on my iPhone 4. Only 32 on my nexus one. Nexus one was a good experiment, but my iPhone is primary mainly because of my apps. I have over 500 downloaded and the great thing is they're all on iTunes. Ready for me to install at a whim if I need them. Granted about a third indoor need. They've been replaced by better app. But I use each and every one of the 109 at some point each month. If I were to transfer over to android exclusively I would have to suffer the loss of functionality from those apps and for a lot of then there is no android equivalent. Basically the android app market pales in comparison.
5. E.N. (Posts: 2217; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Exactly my point. Android is great and all but why should I have to sacrifice all my applications and stuff that I use daily for "customization and freedom". I cant tell you how many times I've been ready to switch to Android, but when I started looking online for the applications I wanted to download (like a replacement for my 2do app), I was extremely disappointed. There are usually alternatives, but they are nowhere as good. Like Wolfram Alpha launched on Android a year later than when I first purchased it on my iPhone. That's just stupid. Why should I have to wait for Android when the iPhone is right here.
And to be honest, the longer I have my iPhone, and the more apps I download and buy, the harder it becomes to leave.
3. Yassham (Posts: 27; Member since: 09 Jan 2011)
I've 250 Apps Installed On My iPhone , 360 Apps Downloaded ' !