Downloads expected to rise 61% in 2011
Apple’s game changing “App Store” now supports a market of more than 200 million iOS device users worldwide. Wow!
According to data from Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster, iOS users will download 61 percent more apps in 2011 than they did in 2010. Breaking it down by individual device, Munster says each user will download 83 apps in 2011 compared to 51 apps in 2010.
Apple’s advantage continues to be the sheer volume of apps available for download. Apple’s App Store has more than 425,000 apps submitted by many of the mobile app developers. In comparison, Android Market has 200,000 apps available to download. In May, Google said it crossed the 4.5 billion downloaded application mark. Last week, Apple said it crossed the 15 billion threshold.
Last week Apple said users had downloaded more than 15 billion apps to date. The App Store now has more than 425,000 apps available for download, with more than 100,000 of them being native for the iPad.