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iPhone owners send App Store profits skywards

iPhone owners send App Store profits skywards

The iPhone App Store is bringing in almost £1.5 billion for developers and Apple every year, an analysis company has claimed.

According to AdMob’s calculations, the online software market makes £123 million per month, equating to £2,850 every second. Monies accrued by the store are split 70/30 in favour of developers.

AdMob also noted huge demand for applications among Apple product owners compared with users of other smartphones, with 40 per cent of people with either an iPhone or an iPod Touch downloading paid-for software.

This compares with just 19 per cent of consumers who own a mobile phone that runs on Google’s Android operating system and are prepared to pay out for software.

It is thought that App Store sales have been received a fresh boost recently with the launch of the iPhone 3G S, the global popularity of which was highlighted by figures showing that it is currently the number-one selling phone in Japan.

Ordinarily, western-manufactured mobiles struggle to gain traction in Japan, where the market is dominated by domestic brands.

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