Consumers spent $17 billion through the App Store in Q2 of 2020
What you need to know
- A new report from App Annie shows a huge increase in app usage last quarter.
- App downloads from the App Store grew 30% year over year.
- Consumer spending in the App Store grew 15% year over year.
Mobile app usage has reached an all-time high during the second quarter of 2020, according to a new report by analytics firm App Annie.
According to the report, app downloads from the App Store for the iPhone grew twenty percent year over year to almost ten billion downloads in the second quarter of 2020 alone.
The report shows that the Games, Photo and Video and Entertainment categories remained the most popular.
In terms of consumer spending, spending on the App Store grew fifteen percent year over year to $17 billion during the second quarter of 2020.
Games, Entertainment and Photo and Video were the most popular categories, with TikTok taking the #1 spot in the world. Virtual gifts and tips seem to be the reason for the app's ascension to the top spot.
You can read the full report at App Annie.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.