IHS, a research company, has given their numbers for mobile applications markets for 2011, and they believe revenue will rise some 78%, reaching a whopping $3.9 billion. Apple’s cut of that is expected to be $2.91 billion, or 76% of the market. Apple also saw 63.4% growth over 2010 in this area. In contrast, Android’s […]
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App Store Expected to Grab 76% of App Downloads in 2011

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IHS, a research company, has given their numbers for mobile applications markets for 2011, and they believe revenue will rise some 78%, reaching a whopping $3.9 billion. Apple’s cut of that is expected to be $2.91 billion, or 76% of the market. Apple also saw 63.4% growth over 2010 in this area.

In contrast, Android’s marketplaces are expected to balloon in size by 300%, but still remain far behind Apple’s with revenue of around $425 million. Blackberry App World and Nokia’s Ovi will bring in some $200 million + range, each.

The long range numbers also look good for Apple. IHS expects the overall marketplace, uh, market, to reach around $8.3 billion in 2014, with Apple still holding 60%. That works out to be $5 billion in revenue in 2014.

Android pundits will tell you that Apple is doomed, and this will become another Windows/Macintosh fight of the 90s. The rest of us are looking at this with Apple holding mindshare and profit share, while the rest of the industry holds market share and razor-thing profit margins on each device sold.

Chart courtesy of IHS.

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