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Apple AppStore makes 6x more revenue than Android Market

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Apple AppStore makes 6x more revenue than Android Market - read the full textIts time for another research. It is about the most popular mobile application stores and is done by Distimo. The first and more important thing is the Apple's App Store generates six times more revenue than the Android Market. The calculations are done over the 200 top grossing apps. The App...


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Obviously AppStore sells more apps than Android market. There was article on that in Business Week like 1 month ago explaining why.

The reason is because iPhone and iPad users has to buy or download alot of apps that Android phones and tablets have inbedded in the OS from start.

I remember when iPhone users where making fun Symbian OVI store because Appstore was selling more apps. Have you ever seen a E-series or N-series Nokia? They come preloaded with every app you can think of so you don't need to buy it.

Iphone and Ipad users confuse a successfull Appstore with the fact that Apple are making them pay for apps other OS users get for free when they buy a phone or tablet.

It's like saying that Toyotas aftermarket is a big hit and very successful because they sell alot of accessories and BMW are losing because they don't sell as much extra stuff. It's because BMW cars comes with alot accessories from the start that Toyota users have to buy.

Same formula..

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  • 2011-12-21 20:49
  • p8c4

Probably that's why every cool new game first comes to IOS and then to android...

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  • 2011-12-21 19:57
  • mAZN

The reason why apple is going about suing people is because the can see that the market has become very competitive since the inception of google android. If not for Google I'm sure by now people would get charged ridiculous amount on apps just because they buy from 'THE APP STORE'.

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  • 2011-12-21 19:49
  • SiG5

> In reply to Error 404 @ 2011-12-21 19:37 from 7qEY - click to readYou got it!!!i like ur c0mment....

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  • 2011-12-21 19:48
  • dZre

> In reply to [deleted post]may be you need to take off your hat and open up your mind...look at getjar gold sale, they are providing 100 paid apps for free!! not only getjar but amazon also provides one paid app for free per day!! this is the power of open source... while on iOS you've to pay for apps which are required for basic features...this may be good for devs and apple but not for customers unless you still feast on your parents' income and dont care about the hardwork they put before it..

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  • 2011-12-21 19:37
  • 7qEY

Lol, i am using Samsung GS2 and iphone4, frankly im soo dissapointed with Android Market. too cheep apps. i dont really understand why ppl blaming App store, its really awesome with super quality apps. and now adays apple is providing loads of free apps. reasondly i have downloaded loads free HD games like . NFS full version, BI2, six guns. And i couldn find anything on Android Market, its a waste market with cheep quality apps. im so dissapointed with it...

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  • 2011-12-21 19:36
  • 3Yew

the problem with android is that some apps are much expensive then IOS and the second problem is that most people who have a android normally get their apps from priate website this is why their isnt much apps compare to IOS and dev dont make that much money

and this is how retarts get virus on their phone and blames it on google this what pisses me off

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  • 2011-12-21 19:25
  • Lh@5

> In reply to yellow @ 2011-12-21 18:51 from gyN} - click to readiPhone-users are more willing to waste their money on apps that they rarely use after their first try, and most apps are not really hard or expensive at all to develop. iPhones cost more but can do less, but iPhone-user like to pay extra for the Apple-logo! Apple have created a "cult" that belive that anything that is more expensive must be better, and that is why apps cost so much more because iPhone-users like to waste their money while Android-users are not that easily fooled!
Apps for WP7 are even more expensive than Apple AppStore-apps, and just like on PC... Microsoft suck money from the users, Microsoft Office for PC cost a big fortune to buy but some fools still buy it even though OpenOffice... can do exactly the same but is for free! Apple, and Microsoft/Nokia, try to do anything to fool users to "give"/pay them their hard-earned money, and app-developers on Apple AppStore do ofcourse take advantage of the easily fooled iPhone-/iPad- users! On Android Market greedy app-developers can not so easily fool users to pay too much for their apps...! It is actually a bad thing for users that AppStore make so much "revenue", take so much of the users money!

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  • 2011-12-21 19:16
  • 0Tq$

Anyways, all of them are earning a profit end of the day.....

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  • 2011-12-21 19:14
  • m540

That's because most of the apps in the AppStore are payed,while the majority in the Market are free....!

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  • 2011-12-21 19:08
  • LaAt

Which is why Apple get the best apps and first.

Android profits will be even less when hundreds of thousands of SGS2 owners ask for a refund for GTA3.

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  • 2011-12-21 19:07
  • sXDm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-21 18:54 from SiG5 - click to readno matter where u get them from u must acknowledge their hard costs thousands of dollars to millions of dollars and thousands of hours of work to make a app..u shouldnt steal them

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  • 2011-12-21 19:00
  • gyN}

cheap android users dont pay for apps..u know apps cost a lot of money and hard work to make!!so freakin pay if u wana enjoy them!!
You mean Crapple's hardwork to upload them on their ios right? pathetic

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  • 2011-12-21 18:54
  • SiG5

cheap android users dont pay for apps..u know apps cost a lot of money and hard work to make!!so freakin pay if u wana enjoy them!!

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  • 2011-12-21 18:51
  • gyN}

No doubt. Whatsapp free on android. £0.99 on apple. and the list goes on. Total rip off.

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  • 2011-12-21 18:50
  • SiG5

So if I were to buy an iPhone, I have to pay extra just to download apps? What a ripoff, lmao

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  • 2011-12-21 18:49
  • q}TP

in Android we can try most of apps for free before buying it, can u do it on your ios? I THINK NOT!!!

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  • 2011-12-21 18:48
  • 3IrY

> In reply to The Boy with Red Hat @ 2011-12-21 18:45 from Pr@q - click to readWell in App Store, all there really is is just 9000 variations of Angry Birds...

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  • 2011-12-21 18:47
  • q}TP

> In reply to mcav @ 2011-12-21 18:35 from sXvU - click to readyeah!!! Statistics probably show that!! -An Xperia Play User

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  • 2011-12-21 18:46
  • K2G4
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> In reply to SeanH @ 2011-12-21 18:24 from MVg6 - click to readWell in Android Store, from 100 apps 85 are CRAPPY and useless copies of others and just the 15 are somewhat useful...

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  • 2011-12-21 18:45
  • Pr@q

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