China dethrones U.S. to become the largest market in the world for iOS App Store revenue

“China has dethroned the U.S. to become the largest market in the world for iOS App Store revenue, earning more than $1.7 billion in the third quarter, according to market researcher App Annie,” Dean Takahashi reports for VentureBeat. “Games are the lion’s share of that revenue at 75 percent.”

“The U.S. had been the No. 1 iOS market since 2010. As App Annie predicted in Q1, China’s phenomenal iOS revenue growth rates have driven it to be the No. 1 iOS market by revenue well before year’s end. Not only has this proven true, but China is leading the U.S. by over 15 percent,” Takahashi reports. “In Q3 2016, Chinese consumers spent more than five times the amount they spent just two years prior on the iOS App Store.”

“Revenue growth is expected to continue, with China projected to drive the largest absolute revenue growth for any country by 2020,” Takahashi reports. “New revenue streams such as in-app subscriptions have generated significant growth. As consumer behavior matures, non-game revenue is expected to become a bigger proportion of the overall pie by 2020. In China, non-game apps are led by entertainment, social networking, books, photos, and videos. Those categories tripled this year.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We knew that something big flew right by us. Now we know it was China!

That country (China) has enormous opportunity. There are such an amazing number of people that are moving into the middle class. It’s something like I’ve never seen in my lifetime before. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, February 10, 2015


  1. One candidate gets it (and obviously talks about it, see below)… while the other just screams at her secret service detail like they’re her slaves: “Go get my fscking Depends and STFU while I take my fscking nap!!!”

    1. I am soooo turned on right now, you sexy, sexy, thang.
      What say we skip this joint, and go have some fun, eh, Fisty?
      You bring the lube, I’ll bring the cattle prod. ❤️

  2. The U.S.A. is China’s, basement dweller, obese ridden fagmadroid welfare ridden WHORE. Eric T. Mole (along with Hildabeast) is responsible for the sellout of (AAPL) Apple & aMerica. How much more plastic JUNK (EXPLODING TECH) needs to show up on our docks before our inept gubermunt smells the coffee? (OH SORRY THEY ARE ALL PAID OFF ASIAN SCHILLS) NOTHING comes for FREE….. except your personal information when it comes to Gaagle’s services

    Android users ARE the PRODUCT. When was the last time Android users received payment for giving away their personal information? Who do YOU trust? Comey? Hello? Bueller? Pathetic state of affairs.

    LeEco? Seriously. GTFO of MY Country, .!..

    LeEco’s pathetic attempt to mimic Apple on US soil makes me puke. FU .!.. You have NO CLUE about innovation. Lie, Cheat & Steal is the Asian moto. FckYou! GoHome & pollute your own countries. Fact. The Yellow river is over 75% polluted, of that 75%, 25% is “TOXIC”. Translation, you can not even use the water for irrigation. Where is the Greenpeace outrage? What a clusterfck.

  3. From a comment section on MarketWatch. aMerica best Wake Up!

    Those who do not realize that about China are very naive. China STEALS more intellectual property than any country on the entire planet earth.
    It is estimated China steals $300 billion each year from the USA in intellectual property – to include patents, trade secrets, copyrights, etc..
    Laws in China were written to PROMOTE the theft of intellectual property from other countries, to develop the Chinese economy and China’s industry. That is why those caught stealing intellectual property in China are seldom punished!
    (See the report to the American people by the “IP Commission” (aka Intellectual Property Commission), everything posted above can be read there. The IP Commission is a distinguished group of individuals to include business leaders, academics, trade representatives, diplomats, military leaders, etc.)

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