2.1 million, down from 2.2 million in 2016.This brought the total number of apps on the App Store to
In comparison, the Google Play Store with Android apps now has a catalog of some 3.5 million applications.
Still, it might be a good thing that we are no longer involved in an app numbers race. The whole idea behind Apple's app purge is to leave only good quality apps. Apple also removed virus-scanning apps from the App Store, as well as apps that were clones of others, and other low quality apps.