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The True Size of the iPhone App Economy

I’ve always wondered if everyone else with an iPhone was as susceptible to the urge to buy apps as I myself am. According to GigaOM’s look at the App Store’s revenue figures, I’m definitely not the only one succumbing to impulse shopping.

androidiphoneappsjuly2009The average amount spent by an iPhone/iPod touch owner per month on apps is $5. That’s an astounding number, when you consider how many of the devices are out there.

GigaOM has a more detailed look at how much money is being spent, and how the App Store stacks up against Android marketplace.