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Apple App Downloads on Christmas Day Increased by 87%

By - Source: Distimo | B 10 comments

App store revenue increased by 70 percent.

Mobile analytics firm Distimo has revealed that iPhone and iPad app downloads on Christmas day increased by 87 percent when compared with the average for the month.

Revenue from the downloads increased by 70 percent on December 25. App downloads for Apple's tablet slate jumped by 140 percent on Christmas day compared to the monthly average, with revenue for iPad apps increasing by 83 percent.

Included in the ten most downloaded iOS apps on Christmas day were YouTube, which took first place, followed by Google Maps, ElfYourself by OfficeMax, Where's My Holiday? from Disney and Skype for the iPad.

Elsewhere, the bottom half of the list included the likes of Subway Surfers, Flow Free, Furby, Instagram, and Emoji & Unicode Icons.

Overall app downloads on both Android and iOS doubled on Christmas day compared with the December average, with device owners downloading 20 million apps per hour.


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    tobalaz , December 30, 2012 3:47 AM
    Just think about how obvious and unsuprising this is.
    I'm sure the numbers are the same for GooglePlay at the same time.
    Everyone unwraps their new iPods, iPads and Androids and the first thing that happens is the recipient starts downloading like crazy.
    I did it, my nephews and nieces did it, all my cousins aunts and uncles did the same regardless of iOS or Android.
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    acerace , December 30, 2012 4:14 AM
    Inb4 haters and irrelevant comments.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 30, 2012 5:54 AM
    And what about the Google Play Store?
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    Anonymous , December 30, 2012 11:09 AM
    And Zak graces us with another Apple propaganda article, telling us nothing useful..

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    scook9 , December 30, 2012 3:41 PM
    I just had to laugh that the top 2 apps were part of iOS until v6....Google Maps and Youtube LOL
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    azraa , December 30, 2012 4:08 PM

    Had to be done - o-
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    nlreynolds80 , December 30, 2012 7:04 PM
    And how is this even remotely newsworthy? Someone's been drinking a little too much of the Cupertino koolaid...
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    anonias , December 31, 2012 3:27 AM
    Apple App Downloads on Christmas Day Increased by 87%

    Overall app downloads on both Android and iOS doubled on Christmas day

    Another 'professional' piece of apple propaganda by our beloved Zak Islam.
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    jkendt1989 , December 31, 2012 12:27 PM
    Dang, how can I get paid to write for a tech site and get paid from Apple at the same time? Help me out Zak!
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    gaborbarla , December 31, 2012 1:14 PM
    Android probably had 300% growth on Chirstmas day but apple fanbois trying to hang on to whatever it is that they like. :D 
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