80 Million Apple Watch Apps Downloaded Since Launch

Posted: Jun 13 2015, 2:00pm CDT | by , in News | Apple


80 million Apple Watch Apps Downloaded Since Launch

The currently available Apple Watch apps are a disappointment, but a new analytics report of Apple Watch app store downloads shows impressive download numbers for apps that support Apple Watch.

Apple touted at the Apple Watch launch back in April that there are 4,000 Apple Watch apps. Only problem with those apps is that most of them are not useful on the Apple Watch and better used on the iPhone. It is not the fault of developers, but Apple so far did provide a native Apple Watch SDK. It is coming. Apple has announced watchOS 2 on Monday.

The new SDK for the Apple WatchOS 2 gives developers access to key hardware like the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine, heart rate sensor, accelerometer and microphone. The new software APIs enable audio and video playback and animation, and with the ClockKit framework, developers can represent their data as complications on the watch face.

Sensor Tower has analyzed for I4U News the downloads of Apple Watch enabled apps and the result impressive despite the low value of the currently available Apple Watch apps. According to the data we received from Sensor Tower about 80 million Apple Watch enabled apps have been downloaded between April 24th (Apple Watch Release Date) and June 5th. The top downloaded Apple Watch enabled app is Instagram with 5,790,000 downloads. 

Top 10 Apple Watch Downloads

The second most downloaded Apple Watch app is Pandora Radio with 4,700,000 and Twitter with 2,400,000. The Top 10 paid Apple Watch enabled apps only generated about $40 million in revenues since the Apple Watch launch with Pandora taking the bulk with close to $20 million. 
Top 10 Apple Watch Apps Revenues
As there are no dedicated Apple Watch apps yet the download statistics are skewed by the general popularity of apps on the iPhone. The data is only from the US App Store. The download and revenue numbers are from 4,043 Apple Watch enabled apps listed in the iTunes App Store.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.




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