$1.13 million will buy you every app in the Apple App Store

$1.13 million will buy you every app in the Apple App Store
Ever consider how much money it might take you to purchase every app in the Apple App Store? First, let's look at some numbers. With over 760,000 apps to choose from, the growth of the App Store has been tremendous since it launched in 2008 with 50,000 apps. Back then,the average iPhone was loaded with 10 apps, a figure that has grown to 80 now.

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.


source: GigAom

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22 Comments

2. HASHTAG unregistered

Wonder how many gigs of memory your iPhone/iPad would need to download all of that? Lol.

4. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

OMG, Seagate's the worst, give me a 2TB WD any day or a 1TB Buffalo. Seagate = corrupt sectors :(

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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: Feb 28, 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: Aug 21, 2013

Are we filling a quota of "News" reports or something?

5. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

You Sir are correct: take a bow!!

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

With infinite folders, theoretically you could, but internal storage and RAM would limit it.

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually a grand is plenty. Remember I drive county transit, I don't own it lol.

15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops my bad +1

11. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i would think that the new imac on ios could probably handle that, congrats on the wedding man !

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx a4n most nervous I've ever been lol. Appreciate the congrats. +1

13. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 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.

17. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

ispend

18. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I would be interested to see how this compares to Google Play.

19. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Most are useless and not worthy. ;)

20. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 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: 30; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

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