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): 4,558,661

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

Total Apps Seen in US App Store: 4,772,491

Number of Active Publishers in the US App Store: 1,281,740

Count of application submissionsDetails

This Month (Apps): 1,717 ( 101 / day )

This Month (Games): 344 ( 20 / day )

This Month (Total): 2,061 ( 121 / day )

Application price distributionDetails

Current Average App Price: $0.92

Current Average Game Price: $0.50

Current Average Overall Price: $0.83

Application Category DistributionDetails

Most Popular Categories

  1. Games (981,149 active)
  2. Business (460,518 active)
  3. Education (395,195 active)
  4. Lifestyle (392,792 active)
  5. Utilities (284,478 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): 4,558,661

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

Total Apps Seen in US App Store: 4,772,491

Number of Active Publishers in the US App Store: 1,281,740

Count of Active Applications By Month
Month # Apps # Games # Total
2021-04 3,577,449 981,212 4,558,661
2021-03 3,575,624 980,838 4,556,462
2021-02 3,573,356 980,376 4,553,732
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
1970-01 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
2021-04 1,717 344 2,061 121
2021-03 2,352 462 2,814 94
2021-02 1,841 358 2,199 73
2021-01 2,571 581 3,152 105
2020-12 8,331 1,607 9,938 331
2020-11 22,642 3,561 26,203 873
2020-10 30,614 4,685 35,299 1,177
2020-09 29,971 4,528 34,499 1,150
2020-08 27,825 3,957 31,782 1,059
2020-07 29,019 4,008 33,027 1,101
2020-06 30,048 4,625 34,673 1,156
2020-05 27,561 4,589 32,150 1,072
2020-04 28,963 4,838 33,801 1,127
2020-03 26,311 4,099 30,410 1,014
2020-02 25,470 3,585 29,055 969
2020-01 29,387 4,139 33,526 1,118
2019-12 29,021 4,819 33,840 1,128
2019-11 31,214 4,595 35,809 1,194
2019-10 33,773 4,863 38,636 1,288
2019-09 42,717 6,521 49,238 1,641
2019-08 32,300 4,041 36,341 1,211
2019-07 20,429 2,792 23,221 774
2019-06 28,110 3,883 31,993 1,066
2019-05 30,250 3,774 34,024 1,134
2019-04 25,626 3,571 29,197 973
2019-03 27,080 3,656 30,736 1,025
2019-02 23,101 3,410 26,511 884
2019-01 26,197 3,439 29,636 988
2018-12 23,307 3,522 26,829 894
2018-11 23,309 3,526 26,835 895
2018-10 25,237 3,662 28,899 963
2018-09 27,342 3,792 31,134 1,038
2018-08 34,916 5,310 40,226 1,341
2018-07 31,763 4,705 36,468 1,216
2018-06 15,528 2,783 18,311 610
2018-05 15,937 3,054 18,991 633
2018-04 24,053 4,220 28,273 942
2018-03 26,253 4,291 30,544 1,018
2018-02 22,986 3,943 26,929 898
2018-01 25,103 5,015 30,118 1,004
2017-12 24,601 5,324 29,925 998
2017-11 24,630 4,838 29,468 982
2017-10 26,754 5,464 32,218 1,074
2017-09 24,153 4,763 28,916 964
2017-08 26,470 5,866 32,336 1,078
2017-07 24,494 5,628 30,122 1,004
2017-06 28,007 6,252 34,259 1,142
2017-05 30,482 7,401 37,883 1,263
2017-04 28,224 7,837 36,061 1,202
2017-03 31,616 7,987 39,603 1,320
2017-02 26,297 6,568 32,865 1,096
2017-01 39,618 11,287 50,905 1,697
2016-12 59,438 25,919 85,357 2,845
2016-11 57,650 23,774 81,424 2,714
2016-10 59,440 23,616 83,056 2,769
2016-09 114,323 46,814 161,137 5,371
2016-08 5,360 4,508 9,868 329
2016-07 46,384 25,741 72,125 2,404
2016-06 56,855 26,740 83,595 2,787
2016-05 53,150 25,277 78,427 2,614
2016-04 53,304 22,617 75,921 2,531
2016-03 49,955 20,072 70,027 2,334
2016-02 41,464 16,111 57,575 1,919
2016-01 51,182 19,234 70,416 2,347
2015-12 41,546 17,485 59,031 1,968
2015-11 43,065 14,479 57,544 1,918
2015-10 40,466 13,955 54,421 1,814
2015-09 36,918 12,947 49,865 1,662
2015-08 39,847 15,016 54,863 1,829
2015-07 43,537 15,261 58,798 1,960
2015-06 39,866 13,522 53,388 1,780
2015-05 43,434 14,962 58,396 1,947
2015-04 32,354 11,298 43,652 1,455
2015-03 35,292 12,292 47,584 1,586
2015-02 32,066 11,344 43,410 1,447
2015-01 35,762 12,086 47,848 1,595
2014-12 31,350 13,151 44,501 1,483
2014-11 35,613 12,570 48,183 1,606
2014-10 32,964 11,415 44,379 1,479
2014-09 26,877 10,397 37,274 1,242
2014-08 32,825 13,136 45,961 1,532
2014-07 35,285 12,594 47,879 1,596
2014-06 33,050 11,756 44,806 1,494
2014-05 34,385 12,474 46,859 1,562
2014-04 34,222 13,126 47,348 1,578
2014-03 30,784 13,117 43,901 1,463
2014-02 24,309 7,814 32,123 1,071
2014-01 30,873 7,299 38,172 1,272
2013-12 27,853 9,128 36,981 1,233
2013-11 30,249 8,750 38,999 1,300
2013-10 29,582 7,664 37,246 1,242
2013-09 26,452 6,656 33,108 1,104
2013-08 23,626 6,646 30,272 1,009
2013-07 26,197 6,649 32,846 1,095
2013-06 23,444 5,343 28,787 960
2013-05 25,917 5,946 31,863 1,062
2013-04 25,348 5,948 31,296 1,043
2013-03 23,715 5,467 29,182 973
2013-02 21,674 4,634 26,308 877
2013-01 23,579 4,940 28,519 951
2012-12 21,873 5,837 27,710 924
2012-11 26,724 5,569 32,293 1,076
2012-10 20,104 4,146 24,250 808
2012-09 21,068 4,479 25,547 852
2012-08 19,073 4,186 23,259 775
2012-07 14,370 3,196 17,566 586
2012-06 17,573 3,739 21,312 710
2012-05 20,200 4,201 24,401 813
2012-04 18,711 4,029 22,740 758
2012-03 19,014 3,952 22,966 766
2012-02 16,253 3,532 19,785 660
2012-01 16,254 3,425 19,679 656
2011-12 16,978 4,654 21,632 721
2011-11 15,542 3,287 18,829 628
2011-10 14,976 3,356 18,332 611
2011-09 14,803 3,231 18,034 601
2011-08 14,215 3,143 17,358 579
2011-07 11,756 2,737 14,493 483
2011-06 12,968 2,804 15,772 526
2011-05 12,828 2,508 15,336 511
2011-04 13,088 2,711 15,799 527
2011-03 15,577 3,289 18,866 629
2011-02 14,613 3,057 17,670 589
2011-01 15,058 2,833 17,891 596
2010-12 20,313 4,034 24,347 812
2010-11 14,173 2,254 16,427 548
2010-10 15,983 2,490 18,473 616
2010-09 13,066 1,925 14,991 500
2010-08 14,804 2,329 17,133 571
2010-07 14,313 2,099 16,412 547
2010-06 13,521 2,128 15,649 522
2010-05 12,352 1,761 14,113 470
2010-04 13,314 2,612 15,926 531
2010-03 13,279 1,799 15,078 503
2010-02 11,746 1,854 13,600 453
2010-01 11,495 1,522 13,017 434
2009-12 14,095 2,306 16,401 547
2009-11 6,937 1,434 8,371 279
2009-10 6,290 1,386 7,676 256
2009-09 6,680 1,423 8,103 270
2009-08 5,778 1,214 6,992 233
2009-07 5,253 1,007 6,260 209
2009-06 4,889 981 5,870 196
2009-05 3,822 923 4,745 158
2009-04 3,894 946 4,840 161
2009-03 3,514 791 4,305 144
2009-02 3,203 726 3,929 131
2009-01 2,389 570 2,959 99
2008-12 1,919 547 2,466 82
2008-11 1,529 448 1,977 66
2008-10 1,387 412 1,799 60
2008-09 834 284 1,118 37
2008-08 602 199 801 27
2008-07 552 200 752 25
2000-01 1 0 1 0
1970-01 0 1 1 0
Unknown 0 1 1 -
Total 3,753,898 1,018,565 4,772,463 1,011

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 2,989,842 813,248 3,803,090 83.43%
0.99 245,036 87,888 332,924 7.30%
1.99 109,855 33,701 143,556 3.15%
2.99 73,163 23,839 97,002 2.13%
3.99 34,097 5,406 39,503 0.87%
4.99 42,710 7,969 50,679 1.11%
5.99 9,880 1,045 10,925 0.24%
6.99 8,409 1,460 9,869 0.22%
7.99 6,615 353 6,968 0.15%
8.99 4,050 269 4,319 0.09%
9.99 18,902 2,809 21,711 0.48%
10.99 1,341 172 1,513 0.03%
11.99 1,627 207 1,834 0.04%
12.99 2,017 72 2,089 0.05%
13.99 1,542 93 1,635 0.04%
14.99 3,315 239 3,554 0.08%
15.99 671 48 719 0.02%
16.99 620 19 639 0.01%
17.99 666 63 729 0.02%
18.99 496 23 519 0.01%
19.99 6,630 1,248 7,878 0.17%
20.99 391 20 411 0.01%
21.99 432 20 452 0.01%
22.99 298 20 318 0.01%
23.99 230 18 248 0.01%
24.99 1,558 66 1,624 0.04%
25.99 278 7 285 0.01%
26.99 248 50 298 0.01%
27.99 233 4 237 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%
35.99 172 12 184 0.00%
36.99 65 3 68 0.00%
37.99 142 3 145 0.00%
38.99 72 4 76 0.00%
39.99 872 58 930 0.02%
40.99 97 2 99 0.00%
41.99 57 2 59 0.00%
42.99 53 2 55 0.00%
43.99 44 21 65 0.00%
44.99 291 11 302 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 1,322 59 1,381 0.03%
54.99 218 9 227 0.00%
59.99 389 12 401 0.01%
64.99 226 9 235 0.01%
69.99 269 17 286 0.01%
74.99 197 4 201 0.00%
79.99 278 7 285 0.01%
84.99 62 3 65 0.00%
89.99 187 9 196 0.00%
94.99 77 17 94 0.00%
99.99 826 134 960 0.02%
109.99 51 5 56 0.00%
119.99 103 8 111 0.00%
124.99 44 1 45 0.00%
129.99 85 5 90 0.00%
139.99 54 7 61 0.00%
149.99 209 16 225 0.00%
159.99 49 1 50 0.00%
169.99 48 1 49 0.00%
174.99 21 2 23 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 19 1 20 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%
999.99 126 8 134 0.00%
Total # apps: 3,577,449 981,218 4,558,667  
Total cost to buy all apps: $3,275,476.93 $485,828.30 $3,761,305.23  
Average App Price $0.92 $0.50 $0.83  

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 981,149 21.52%
Business 460,518 10.10%
Education 395,195 8.67%
Lifestyle 392,792 8.62%
Utilities 284,478 6.24%
Entertainment 260,664 5.72%
Travel 171,113 3.75%
Food & Drink 170,914 3.75%
Health & Fitness 158,762 3.48%
Productivity 142,860 3.13%
Shopping 121,059 2.66%
Finance 112,962 2.48%
Book 105,868 2.32%
Social Networking 104,828 2.30%
Music 103,980 2.28%
Sports 97,169 2.13%
Photo & Video 92,123 2.02%
Medical 88,050 1.93%
Reference 88,023 1.93%
News 82,673 1.81%
Stickers 53,300 1.17%
Navigation 48,798 1.07%
Catalogs 17,931 0.39%
Weather 11,625 0.26%
Graphics & Design 3,873 0.08%
Developer Tools 3,068 0.07%
Magazines & Newspapers 2,785 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%
Video Games 1 0.00%
Total 4,558,282