Apple’s App Store contributes a lot to the company’s revenue every year. The number of applications on the App Store has been relatively stable for many years, but data from the latest quarter shows that the number of applications on the App Store has been relatively stable. The number of applications has dropped significantly.
The decline in the number of apps on the App Store has hit a seven-year low, according to Finbold. In the third quarter of 2022, the number of apps on the platform totaled 1,642,759. In the second quarter of the same year in 2022, the total was 2,184,456. The last time the number of apps was this low was in Q3 2015 at 1,672,271.
This shows that the number of App Store applications in the third quarter fell by 24.79% quarter-on-quarter, and 541,697 applications were withdrawn from the App Store in the quarter alone. The Google Play app store with the largest number of apps currently has a total of 3,553,050 apps, the App Store ranks second, and the Amazon app store ranks third with a total of 483,328 apps.
Moreover, it is Apple’s annual practice to remove apps from the App Store, and the purpose of doing so is to maintain the quality of its app market.