Apple App Store categories with the most downloads



Business apps were the second-most widely used technology in the Apple App Store in December 2021, accounting for 10.07 percent of all active apps.


The most prevalent iOS app category was games, which accounted for 21.07 percent of all active apps.

App store categories on Apple

The App Store was first released in 2008, and the number of applications obtainable has steadily increased since then. It is hard to imagine a smartphone these days without a plethora of mobile apps.

Gaming applications are the most popular apps in terms of availability, accounting for about 21.5 percent of all available apps. Gaming is another app category with a lot of mobile users.

Roblox was the highest-grossing gaming app in March 2021, bringing in more than three million dollars per day. The average cost of a gaming app is around 49 cents, while the cost of a non-gaming app is just under one dollar.


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Free apps with in-app buying, paid apps without in-app transactions, and paid apps with in-app purchases are all common app revenue models. In-game item purchases are a common source of revenue for gaming apps.

By share of available apps in December 2021, the most widely known Apple App Store categories are enlisted below:


Characteristic and the Share of active apps are highlighted below

Games 21.07%

Business 10.7%

Education 8.66%

Lifestyle 8.58%

Utilities 6.39%

Entertainment 5.63%

Food & Drink 4.04%

Travel 3.71%

Health & Fitness 3.58%

Productivity 3.21%

Shopping 2.94%

Finance 2.52%

Social Networking 2.33%

Book 2.24%

Music 2.24%

Sports 2.13%

Photo & Video 1.97%

Medical 1.93%

Reference 1.89%

News 1.78%



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