MacNN | iPad to lead tablet app downloads through 2017
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
iPad to lead tablet app downloads through 2017
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 6:27am

A new study by Strategy Analytics shows that Apple’s iPad will continue to lead downloads for tablet apps through 2017. The iPad will continue to lead the market in downloads with a share of 56 percent, with the new iPad mini will help to pave a new wave of tablet app downloads from the App Store. Conversely, by 2017, Google Android-powered smartphones will lead the market in app downloads with a 45 percent share, while Apple’s iPhone app downloads will comprise half that at 22 percent. In total, tablet and smartphone app downloads between 2008 and 2017 will total 350 billion.



According to the Strategy Analytics, app downloads will generate more than $57 billion globally between 2008 and 2017. However, it expects that revenue from paid apps will begin to decline as the popularity of free apps continues to increase. By 2017, free apps will comprise 91 percent of all app downloads forcing the average selling price for all smartphone apps to just 8 cents. "Paid downloads remain an essential component of the app ecosystem,” said Josh Martin, Director of Apps Research at Strategy Analytics. “Paid downloads will remain an important way for smaller developers to monetize their efforts,” he added. However, developers looking to make money could be advised to developing apps for tablets, suggested Martin. “For developers committed to paid downloads transitioning to tablets may be the smartest way to preserve the business model over the long term.”



Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:
  • Numerous Apple online services hit with outages - 3:37 PM EST
  • UPS Stores hit by 'malware intrusion,' customer data possibly exposed - 3:30 PM EST
  • Apple searches for engineers to work on VoLTE tech for iPhone - 3:17 PM EST
  • Apple releases second public OS X Yosemite beta, new iTunes 12 test - 2:34 PM EST
  • Lawfirm mulls possible suit over problems with 2011 MacBook Pro - 1:06 PM EST
  • T-Mobile taunts Sprint, offers year of free LTE data to new customers - 12:32 PM EST
  • Schematics suggest iPhone 6 may come in 16, 64, and 128GB models - 11:25 AM EST
  • Quicken 2015 for Mac brings new features, strips others - 10:04 AM EST
  • Apple TV 'unavailable for pickup' at many US Apple Stores - 9:25 AM EST
  • Briefly: Walmart iPhone sale, new Tesla car-starting app - 12:52 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Briefly: Sky adds recommendations to set-top boxes, Chrome in Cuba - 3:25 PM EST
  • Windows 9 debut date, developer preview rumored to be September 30 - 2:24 PM EST
  • Acer Chromebox CXI unveiled as desktop equivalent of Chromebook - 1:55 PM EST
  • Microsoft may provide Xbox One trials under 'Free Play Day with Gold' - 10:46 AM EST
  • LG launches L Bello, L Fino smartphones for emerging markets - 9:02 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.