Apple App Downloads on Christmas Day Increased by 87%

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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  • 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.
  • Inb4 haters and irrelevant comments.
  • And what about the Google Play Store?