Apple App Store sales surpassed $20 billion in 2015, but slowed
2. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)
Must mean something if you commented "lolz"...
13. FluffyBled (Posts: 514; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)
It means they got about $6 billion just from the store, which is quite a lot actually!
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 21219; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Apple is doing big business for sure, even when it's slow. I'm looking forward to the 2016 product line.
7. Tziggy14 (Posts: 443; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)
If Android users actually spent their money on apps, the Play Store revenue would be twice over what's shown for the App Store here.
15. sgodsell (Posts: 3633; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The thing is more and more Android developers are finding out that you can make a lot of money from free apps with ads. Or IAP apps. Remember Android has billions of users. Apple does not.
19. mackan84 (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
That is old news. Like 2010-news.
That ad-money doesn't get anywhere near the money the developers get on ios
23. nepalisherpa (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)
It is true that Android has more users but the main reason for it is affordable phones. Most people in 3rd world countries will buy these affordable phones and never spend a dime on apps.
18. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
We can't help that the ones you all pay for are free on Android.
I've bought plenty apps and made in app purchases. But only when I need too. On iOS you are almost forced too.
For example, Sketchbook Pro is my favorite app. Samsung gave it free, while on iOS I would have had to pay for it. Son who they had a sale whereby could get all the tools for 12 bucks in paid it so now I have full access from any platform for a year.
Most of my Android apps were free because they are business apps like banking and retailers.
I only had to buy a few games.
21. mackan84 (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
On android its either free or pirated.
As a developer those are your choices
22. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
Don't forget we can also share Apps with other Android phones via many sharing Apps. Even though I have purchased from Playstore.
Only thing is they have to download additional data for using it fully. That's to it is only for few Apps, all other will come directly :-O
24. nepalisherpa (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)
First of all, Samsung gave it to you for free. HTC, Nexus, LG, and other users cannot say the same. Second, you got it for free through Samsung, but, Samsung paid for the license. Developers still got their money.