Analyst predicts Apple will have 76% of the mobile app market this year, 60% by 2014
Back in February, IHS said that Apple controlled 82.7% of the global mobile app revenue and forecast that the Cupertino based firm would control just a little more than half of all the market by 2014. Approximately 2 months later, the forecast has improved a bit for Apple with the company expected to have 76% of the app market by the end of 2011 and by 2014 will still hold a commanding 60% share of the global app market.
Still, the growth of the App Store will cool down going forward. Last year, App Store sales increased at a torrid 131.9% rate, that will slow down this year to a 63.4% increase. Growth in the Android Market is expected to slow from the unsustainable 861.5% seen in 2010 to a still sizzling increase of 295.4% this year.
The Top 5 global application stores last year were the Apple App Store with an 82.7% global share, followed by the BlackBerry App World with a 7.75% piece of the pie. Third and fourth are the Nokia Ovi Store and the Android Market with shares of 4.9% and 4.7% respectively.
During this year, there will have been 18.1 billion apps downloaded across all platforms, nearly double from the 9.5 billion downloaded last year. By 2014 that number will grow to 33 billion apps. Apple will lead the way this year with 10.3 billion apps installed, followed by 5.8 billion apps installed for Android devices.
3. brian (unregistered)
i personally am MUCH more interested in designer jeans and shoes...much more that Freeking iApp-store.com...crap!
4. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Those figures are wrong. They don't take into account the MANY ways people can get Android apps. Apple can superficially feel good about these numbers but someday the truth will surface and they'll have the rug pulled out from under them.
6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
And your expert opinion is based on what other than being a hater?
7. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)
To be honest, who cares who's #1? The more iOS and Android compete, the better it is for all of us
8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I agree I just get sick of people constantly bashing Apple for no reason other than they're doing well. Competition is great for everyone.
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10. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
my question is.. are they only measuring PAID apps.. or both paid and unpaid apps. Im sorry but i just cant fathom that Android, the worlds #1 phone OS with an appstore thats about to eclipse the "app store" (lolz), only commands 4.7% of the world app market. Had they said like 30% i could have swallowed that without caring much.. but 4.7%?? i DOUBT IT.
I call BS. Can we see some hard data please?