App Store downloads will show 61% growth this year according to new analysis
Munster says that the numbers show how important it is for a manufacturer to offer a well-stocked app store with a wide variety of software because such a store will help drive sales of a device. Munster adds that smartphone users are increasingly using apps to bolster the features on a handset and he says that iOS has "the leading app ecosystem".
While App Store prices are expected to rise 14% this year, that is down from last year's 18% increase. 82% of apps in Apple's App Store are free while the remaining 18% have an average cost of $1.44.