App Store Metrics

We originally created our metrics page in the fall of 2008 to celebrate the App Store reaching a milestone of what at the time seemed amazing, 10,000 apps. There was a tremendous response to that page and to the App Store which is well north of half a million apps now.

We’ve added a few more interesting stats and expanded the ones that were there onto this new page. Let us know what else you’d like to see on these page either in the comments below or send us feedback via email. We’ll do what we can to include them in the future.

The source of the stats is the iTunes App Store itself. We grab data from the App Store and maintain historical information on the apps included.

9/2012: Metrics update. The method used to count live apps has changed to more accurately count the number of active apps. The result is that the live count has been reduced by about 10 percent.

App Store Stats Summary

Count of active applications in the App StoreDetails

Total Active App (currently available for download): 4,553,363

Total Inactive Apps (no longer available for download): 213,830

Total Apps Seen in US App Store: 4,767,193

Number of Active Publishers in the US App Store: 1,279,573

Count of application submissionsDetails

This Month (Apps): 1,515 ( 58 / day )

This Month (Games): 267 ( 10 / day )

This Month (Total): 1,782 ( 69 / day )

Application price distributionDetails

Current Average App Price: $0.91

Current Average Game Price: $0.49

Current Average Overall Price: $0.82

Application Category DistributionDetails

Most Popular Categories

  1. Games (980,238 active)
  2. Business (460,150 active)
  3. Education (394,613 active)
  4. Lifestyle (392,471 active)
  5. Utilities (284,005 active)

Count of Active Applications in the App Store

This page shows the number of active applications in currently in the US App Store. Active applications, for the purpose of these metrics, are applications that appeared in the app store on a particular day/week/month.

Total Active App (currently available for download): 4,553,363

Total Inactive Apps (no longer available for download): 213,830

Total Apps Seen in US App Store: 4,767,193

Number of Active Publishers in the US App Store: 1,279,573

Count of Active Applications By Month
Month # Apps # Games # Total
2021-02 3,573,062 980,301 4,553,363
2021-01 3,571,461 980,002 4,551,463
2020-12 3,562,611 978,531 4,541,142
2020-11 3,538,057 974,686 4,512,743
2020-10 3,514,211 971,188 4,485,399
2020-09 3,428,656 959,140 4,387,796
2020-08 3,424,494 958,297 4,382,791
2020-07 3,420,161 957,390 4,377,551
2020-06 3,305,730 940,615 4,246,345
2020-05 3,301,186 939,649 4,240,835
2020-04 3,295,593 938,478 4,234,071
2020-03 3,288,358 937,071 4,225,429
2020-02 3,280,629 935,633 4,216,262
2020-01 3,272,562 934,240 4,206,802
2019-12 3,246,556 930,352 4,176,908
2019-11 3,213,937 924,962 4,138,899
2019-10 3,182,220 920,445 4,102,665
2019-09 3,152,339 915,925 4,068,264
2019-08 3,104,944 909,459 4,014,403
2019-07 3,062,241 903,489 3,965,730
2019-06 3,051,313 901,543 3,952,856
2019-05 2,533,736 826,859 3,360,595
2019-04 2,523,376 825,319 3,348,695
2019-03 2,513,597 823,682 3,337,279
2019-02 2,504,075 822,025 3,326,100
2019-01 2,495,257 820,357 3,315,614
2018-12 2,485,337 818,649 3,303,986
2018-11 2,478,692 817,348 3,296,040
2018-10 2,471,621 816,041 3,287,662
2018-09 2,463,364 814,475 3,277,839
2018-08 2,455,414 813,055 3,268,469
2018-07 2,450,223 811,911 3,262,134
2018-06 2,445,853 810,932 3,256,785
2018-05 2,436,546 808,938 3,245,484
2018-04 2,426,563 806,691 3,233,254
2018-03 2,416,353 804,244 3,220,597
2018-02 2,407,258 802,208 3,209,466
2018-01 2,399,610 800,372 3,199,982
2017-12 2,388,209 797,286 3,185,495
2017-11 2,377,689 794,297 3,171,986
2017-10 2,367,535 791,678 3,159,213
2017-09 2,357,156 788,822 3,145,978
2017-08 2,347,827 786,209 3,134,036
2017-07 2,338,835 783,269 3,122,104
2017-06 2,329,908 780,235 3,110,143
2017-05 2,321,308 777,057 3,098,365
2017-04 2,311,734 773,407 3,085,141
2017-03 2,302,607 769,210 3,071,817
2017-02 2,294,044 765,567 3,059,611
2017-01 2,288,630 762,648 3,051,278
2016-12 2,270,003 755,248 3,025,251
2016-11 2,209,139 728,858 2,937,997
2016-10 2,029,848 658,197 2,688,045
2016-09 2,021,911 654,108 2,676,019
2016-08 2,014,842 650,855 2,665,697
2016-07 1,975,112 631,091 2,606,203
2016-06 1,840,737 570,629 2,411,366
2016-05 1,771,002 538,307 2,309,309
2016-04 1,762,007 532,445 2,294,452
2016-03 1,753,159 526,845 2,280,004
2016-02 1,709,677 509,356 2,219,033
2016-01 1,665,508 491,638 2,157,146
2015-12 1,616,364 472,929 2,089,293
2015-11 1,574,739 455,673 2,030,412
2015-10 1,530,458 440,510 1,970,968
2015-09 1,493,160 427,690 1,920,850
2015-08 1,449,518 412,624 1,862,142
2015-07 1,404,576 396,094 1,800,670
2015-06 1,363,063 381,654 1,744,717
2015-05 1,325,880 368,848 1,694,728
2015-04 1,274,065 351,176 1,625,241
2015-03 1,250,012 342,234 1,592,246
2015-02 1,215,747 330,293 1,546,040
2015-01 1,174,059 316,212 1,490,271
2014-12 1,144,447 305,144 1,449,591
2014-11 1,111,078 292,134 1,403,212
2014-10 1,073,436 279,018 1,352,454
2014-09 1,040,882 268,024 1,308,906
2014-08 1,008,779 256,341 1,265,120
2014-07 958,048 223,988 1,182,036
2014-06 942,175 219,834 1,162,009
2014-05 922,623 217,670 1,140,293
2014-04 921,781 214,544 1,136,325
2014-03 917,631 211,661 1,129,292
2014-02 902,254 204,774 1,107,028
2014-01 878,485 197,669 1,076,154
2013-12 849,273 191,914 1,041,187
2013-11 824,405 185,570 1,009,975
2013-10 795,234 178,798 974,032
2013-09 763,982 172,043 936,025
2013-08 738,311 167,182 905,493
2013-07 715,364 162,548 877,912
2013-06 691,274 158,179 849,453
2013-05 669,298 154,583 823,881
2013-04 643,705 150,314 794,019
2013-03 617,756 145,957 763,713
2013-02 593,726 141,892 735,618
2013-01 572,603 138,548 711,151
2012-12 552,422 135,577 687,999
2012-11 532,364 131,698 664,062
2012-10 511,077 128,614 639,691
2012-09 490,165 125,377 615,542
2012-08 469,585 121,913 591,498
2012-07 452,974 118,993 571,967
2012-06 437,593 116,259 553,852
2012-05 422,345 113,679 536,024
2012-04 405,568 110,991 516,559
2012-03 389,747 108,277 498,024
2012-02 373,430 105,587 479,017
2012-01 359,331 103,150 462,481
2011-12 344,918 100,668 445,586
2011-11 331,332 97,695 429,027
2011-10 318,409 95,674 414,083
2011-09 305,464 93,698 399,162
2011-08 293,181 91,586 384,767
2011-07 281,298 89,499 370,797
2011-06 271,162 87,500 358,662
2011-05 259,044 85,335 344,379
2011-04 247,913 83,459 331,372
2011-03 236,115 81,167 317,282
2011-02 224,670 78,872 303,542
2011-01 214,906 76,856 291,762
2010-12 204,864 74,992 279,856
2010-11 191,512 72,228 263,740
2010-10 181,792 70,599 252,391
2010-09 171,468 68,859 240,327
2010-08 163,148 67,411 230,559
2010-07 153,573 65,729 219,302
2010-06 144,618 64,279 208,897
2010-05 135,905 62,738 198,643
2010-04 127,826 61,454 189,280
2010-03 118,885 59,520 178,405
2010-02 110,392 58,253 168,645
2010-01 103,464 57,058 160,522
2009-12 96,998 55,996 152,994
2009-11 88,678 54,306 142,984
2009-10 84,007 53,270 137,277
2009-09 79,757 52,313 132,070
2009-08 75,525 51,292 126,817
2009-07 71,707 50,410 122,117
2009-06 68,515 49,704 118,219
2009-05 65,694 48,970 114,664
2009-04 63,350 48,302 111,652
2009-03 60,751 47,681 108,432
2009-02 58,321 47,118 105,439
2009-01 56,037 46,617 102,654
2008-12 54,358 46,183 100,541
2008-11 52,949 45,787 98,736
2008-10 51,838 45,450 97,288
2008-09 50,812 45,125 95,937
2008-08 50,082 44,871 94,953
2008-07 49,538 44,678 94,216
2000-01 0 0 0
Unknown 49,013 44,471 93,484

Count of Application Submissions

Warning: this page is currently undergoing maintenance and therefore the numbers below may be inaccurate.

This page tracks the number of applications submitted per month to the iTunes App Store. This is determined by the application release date. While this can be changed by the developer before release, it usually isn't. Note that due to approval delay, the last few weeks may not be properly represented and are not displayed.

App Submissions By Month
Month # Apps # Games # Total Avg/Day
2021-02 1,515 267 1,782 69
2021-01 2,571 565 3,136 112
2020-12 8,328 1,600 9,928 355
2020-11 22,642 3,560 26,202 936
2020-10 30,614 4,685 35,299 1,261
2020-09 29,971 4,528 34,499 1,232
2020-08 27,825 3,957 31,782 1,135
2020-07 29,019 4,008 33,027 1,180
2020-06 30,048 4,627 34,675 1,238
2020-05 27,561 4,589 32,150 1,148
2020-04 28,963 4,838 33,801 1,207
2020-03 26,311 4,099 30,410 1,086
2020-02 25,470 3,586 29,056 1,038
2020-01 29,388 4,139 33,527 1,197
2019-12 29,021 4,820 33,841 1,209
2019-11 31,214 4,595 35,809 1,279
2019-10 33,773 4,863 38,636 1,380
2019-09 42,718 6,522 49,240 1,759
2019-08 32,300 4,041 36,341 1,298
2019-07 20,429 2,792 23,221 829
2019-06 28,110 3,883 31,993 1,143
2019-05 30,250 3,774 34,024 1,215
2019-04 25,626 3,571 29,197 1,043
2019-03 27,080 3,656 30,736 1,098
2019-02 23,101 3,411 26,512 947
2019-01 26,197 3,440 29,637 1,058
2018-12 23,307 3,522 26,829 958
2018-11 23,309 3,526 26,835 958
2018-10 25,238 3,662 28,900 1,032
2018-09 27,343 3,792 31,135 1,112
2018-08 34,916 5,310 40,226 1,437
2018-07 31,764 4,705 36,469 1,302
2018-06 15,528 2,783 18,311 654
2018-05 15,937 3,054 18,991 678
2018-04 24,053 4,220 28,273 1,010
2018-03 26,253 4,291 30,544 1,091
2018-02 22,986 3,943 26,929 962
2018-01 25,103 5,015 30,118 1,076
2017-12 24,601 5,324 29,925 1,069
2017-11 24,630 4,838 29,468 1,052
2017-10 26,754 5,464 32,218 1,151
2017-09 24,153 4,763 28,916 1,033
2017-08 26,470 5,866 32,336 1,155
2017-07 24,494 5,628 30,122 1,076
2017-06 28,008 6,252 34,260 1,224
2017-05 30,482 7,401 37,883 1,353
2017-04 28,224 7,837 36,061 1,288
2017-03 31,616 7,988 39,604 1,414
2017-02 26,297 6,568 32,865 1,174
2017-01 39,619 11,288 50,907 1,818
2016-12 59,438 25,920 85,358 3,049
2016-11 57,650 23,774 81,424 2,908
2016-10 59,441 23,616 83,057 2,966
2016-09 114,323 46,815 161,138 5,755
2016-08 5,360 4,508 9,868 352
2016-07 46,384 25,741 72,125 2,576
2016-06 56,855 26,740 83,595 2,986
2016-05 53,150 25,277 78,427 2,801
2016-04 53,305 22,617 75,922 2,712
2016-03 49,955 20,072 70,027 2,501
2016-02 41,464 16,111 57,575 2,056
2016-01 51,182 19,234 70,416 2,515
2015-12 41,546 17,485 59,031 2,108
2015-11 43,065 14,479 57,544 2,055
2015-10 40,466 13,955 54,421 1,944
2015-09 36,918 12,947 49,865 1,781
2015-08 39,847 15,016 54,863 1,959
2015-07 43,537 15,261 58,798 2,100
2015-06 39,867 13,522 53,389 1,907
2015-05 43,434 14,962 58,396 2,086
2015-04 32,354 11,298 43,652 1,559
2015-03 35,292 12,292 47,584 1,699
2015-02 32,066 11,344 43,410 1,550
2015-01 35,762 12,086 47,848 1,709
2014-12 31,350 13,151 44,501 1,589
2014-11 35,613 12,570 48,183 1,721
2014-10 32,964 11,415 44,379 1,585
2014-09 26,877 10,397 37,274 1,331
2014-08 32,826 13,136 45,962 1,642
2014-07 35,285 12,594 47,879 1,710
2014-06 33,050 11,756 44,806 1,600
2014-05 34,385 12,474 46,859 1,674
2014-04 34,222 13,126 47,348 1,691
2014-03 30,784 13,117 43,901 1,568
2014-02 24,309 7,814 32,123 1,147
2014-01 30,873 7,299 38,172 1,363
2013-12 27,853 9,128 36,981 1,321
2013-11 30,249 8,750 38,999 1,393
2013-10 29,582 7,664 37,246 1,330
2013-09 26,452 6,656 33,108 1,182
2013-08 23,626 6,646 30,272 1,081
2013-07 26,197 6,649 32,846 1,173
2013-06 23,444 5,343 28,787 1,028
2013-05 25,917 5,946 31,863 1,138
2013-04 25,348 5,948 31,296 1,118
2013-03 23,715 5,467 29,182 1,042
2013-02 21,674 4,634 26,308 940
2013-01 23,579 4,940 28,519 1,019
2012-12 21,873 5,837 27,710 990
2012-11 26,724 5,569 32,293 1,153
2012-10 20,104 4,146 24,250 866
2012-09 21,068 4,479 25,547 912
2012-08 19,073 4,186 23,259 831
2012-07 14,370 3,196 17,566 627
2012-06 17,573 3,739 21,312 761
2012-05 20,200 4,201 24,401 871
2012-04 18,711 4,029 22,740 812
2012-03 19,014 3,952 22,966 820
2012-02 16,253 3,532 19,785 707
2012-01 16,254 3,425 19,679 703
2011-12 16,978 4,654 21,632 773
2011-11 15,542 3,287 18,829 672
2011-10 14,976 3,356 18,332 655
2011-09 14,803 3,231 18,034 644
2011-08 14,215 3,143 17,358 620
2011-07 11,756 2,737 14,493 518
2011-06 12,968 2,804 15,772 563
2011-05 12,828 2,508 15,336 548
2011-04 13,088 2,711 15,799 564
2011-03 15,577 3,289 18,866 674
2011-02 14,613 3,057 17,670 631
2011-01 15,058 2,833 17,891 639
2010-12 20,313 4,034 24,347 870
2010-11 14,173 2,254 16,427 587
2010-10 15,983 2,490 18,473 660
2010-09 13,066 1,925 14,991 535
2010-08 14,804 2,329 17,133 612
2010-07 14,313 2,099 16,412 586
2010-06 13,521 2,128 15,649 559
2010-05 12,352 1,761 14,113 504
2010-04 13,314 2,612 15,926 569
2010-03 13,279 1,799 15,078 539
2010-02 11,746 1,854 13,600 486
2010-01 11,495 1,522 13,017 465
2009-12 14,095 2,306 16,401 586
2009-11 6,937 1,434 8,371 299
2009-10 6,290 1,386 7,676 274
2009-09 6,680 1,423 8,103 289
2009-08 5,778 1,214 6,992 250
2009-07 5,253 1,007 6,260 224
2009-06 4,889 981 5,870 210
2009-05 3,822 923 4,745 169
2009-04 3,894 946 4,840 173
2009-03 3,514 791 4,305 154
2009-02 3,203 726 3,929 140
2009-01 2,389 570 2,959 106
2008-12 1,919 547 2,466 88
2008-11 1,529 448 1,977 71
2008-10 1,387 412 1,799 64
2008-09 834 284 1,118 40
2008-08 602 199 801 29
2008-07 552 200 752 27
2000-01 1 0 1 0
Unknown 0 1 1 -
Total 3,749,511 1,017,654 4,767,165 1,030

Application Price Distribution

This page shows a table showing the number of apps and games in each price category.

Count By Price - Active Apps
Month # Apps # Games # Total % of Total
Free 2,986,863 812,599 3,799,462 83.44%
0.99 244,520 87,775 332,295 7.30%
1.99 109,582 33,650 143,232 3.15%
2.99 73,017 23,803 96,820 2.13%
3.99 33,994 5,381 39,375 0.86%
4.99 42,616 7,949 50,565 1.11%
5.99 9,807 1,044 10,851 0.24%
6.99 8,375 1,461 9,836 0.22%
7.99 6,600 351 6,951 0.15%
8.99 4,028 266 4,294 0.09%
9.99 18,863 2,804 21,667 0.48%
10.99 1,337 172 1,509 0.03%
11.99 1,624 207 1,831 0.04%
12.99 2,011 71 2,082 0.05%
13.99 1,535 93 1,628 0.04%
14.99 3,300 238 3,538 0.08%
15.99 666 46 712 0.02%
16.99 618 18 636 0.01%
17.99 664 63 727 0.02%
18.99 495 23 518 0.01%
19.99 6,621 1,247 7,868 0.17%
20.99 389 20 409 0.01%
21.99 431 20 451 0.01%
22.99 297 20 317 0.01%
23.99 228 18 246 0.01%
24.99 1,554 65 1,619 0.04%
25.99 276 7 283 0.01%
26.99 247 50 297 0.01%
27.99 232 4 236 0.01%
28.99 168 17 185 0.00%
29.99 2,115 106 2,221 0.05%
30.99 120 7 127 0.00%
31.99 132 3 135 0.00%
32.99 99 6 105 0.00%
33.99 118 1 119 0.00%
34.99 340 7 347 0.01%
35.99 171 12 183 0.00%
36.99 65 3 68 0.00%
37.99 142 3 145 0.00%
38.99 72 4 76 0.00%
39.99 869 58 927 0.02%
40.99 96 2 98 0.00%
41.99 57 2 59 0.00%
42.99 53 2 55 0.00%
43.99 44 21 65 0.00%
44.99 288 11 299 0.01%
45.99 40 5 45 0.00%
46.99 43 8 51 0.00%
47.99 44 3 47 0.00%
48.99 92 2 94 0.00%
49.99 1,321 59 1,380 0.03%
54.99 216 9 225 0.00%
59.99 388 12 400 0.01%
64.99 226 9 235 0.01%
69.99 269 17 286 0.01%
74.99 196 4 200 0.00%
79.99 278 7 285 0.01%
84.99 61 3 64 0.00%
89.99 186 9 195 0.00%
94.99 77 17 94 0.00%
99.99 823 134 957 0.02%
109.99 51 5 56 0.00%
119.99 102 8 110 0.00%
124.99 44 1 45 0.00%
129.99 85 5 90 0.00%
139.99 53 7 60 0.00%
149.99 208 16 224 0.00%
159.99 49 1 50 0.00%
169.99 47 1 48 0.00%
174.99 20 2 22 0.00%
179.99 44 87 131 0.00%
189.99 31 1 32 0.00%
199.99 221 24 245 0.01%
209.99 18 1 19 0.00%
219.99 34 1 35 0.00%
229.99 20 1 21 0.00%
239.99 24 1 25 0.00%
249.99 81 2 83 0.00%
299.99 157 12 169 0.00%
349.99 1,399 93 1,492 0.03%
399.99 70 1 71 0.00%
449.99 29 0 29 0.00%
499.99 78 0 78 0.00%
599.99 21 1 22 0.00%
699.99 26 0 26 0.00%
799.99 14 0 14 0.00%
899.99 12 0 12 0.00%
999.99 125 8 133 0.00%
Total # apps: 3,573,062 980,307 4,553,369  
Total cost to buy all apps: $3,267,486.01 $485,093.92 $3,752,579.93  
Average App Price $0.91 $0.49 $0.82  

Application Category Distribution

Below are a list of all of the top level categories and the number of applications currently listed with that category as their primary one. You will note that some category totals seem low (like Newsstand), that is because very few apps list that category as their primary one.

Current Active Application Count By Category
Category Total % of Total
Games 980,238 21.53%
Business 460,150 10.11%
Education 394,613 8.67%
Lifestyle 392,471 8.62%
Utilities 284,005 6.24%
Entertainment 260,439 5.72%
Travel 170,992 3.76%
Food & Drink 170,555 3.75%
Health & Fitness 158,497 3.48%
Productivity 142,585 3.13%
Shopping 120,784 2.65%
Finance 112,782 2.48%
Book 105,766 2.32%
Social Networking 104,721 2.30%
Music 103,884 2.28%
Sports 97,052 2.13%
Photo & Video 92,054 2.02%
Medical 87,999 1.93%
Reference 87,954 1.93%
News 82,614 1.81%
Stickers 53,132 1.17%
Navigation 48,746 1.07%
Catalogs 17,931 0.39%
Weather 11,622 0.26%
Graphics & Design 3,848 0.08%
Developer Tools 3,049 0.07%
Magazines & Newspapers 2,784 0.06%
Photography 932 0.02%
Video 782 0.02%
Newsstand 2 0.00%
Comedy 2 0.00%
Healthcare & Fitness 1 0.00%
Tech News 1 0.00%
Jazz 1 0.00%
Total 4,552,988