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  • 12.17.10

Infographic: Apple’s App Store Visualized

Apple’s App Store boasts 7 billion downloads and more than 300,000 apps. What does the store look like visualized?

Apple’s App Store is a behemoth. Launched several years ago, the iTunes marketplace has ballooned into a billion dollar economy, with 7 billion downloads and more than 300,000 apps. (It’s been so lucrative that Apple is planning to open a Mac app store in January.)

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What does the store look like visualized? The folks at App of the Day spent the last few weeks charting the store, and have created a helpful infographic to show everything from average ratings and prices to category breakdowns. For example, more than a third of all iTunes’ apps are free. Books are one of the most downloaded segments, even though 79% are paid apps with a $5 average. The most expensive category? Medical apps, which are some of the least popular in the store.

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Austin Carr writes about design and technology for Fast Company magazine.

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