Android may trump iOS in terms of market share, but when it comes to actually generating profits for developers, Apple’s mobile platform still stands supreme.
According to recently tabulated data from app store analytics firm App Annie, apps downloaded on iOS generate far more revenue than those downloaded via Google Play. What’s more, with Apple continuing to make strong inroads in China, the revenue gap between the two rival mobile platforms is increasing. All told, iOS users tend to spend up to four times as much on apps than Android users.
This change should not be all that surprising, given that recent reports of record-breaking iPhone sales in China. In urban areas, Apple accounted for 25% of smartphone sales in Q1 2015, according to Kantar’s data. And Apple had previously said that China had accounted for $16 billion in sales in the market, while its mobile operating system grew…
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