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Report: iPad Apps Proliferate

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 8:27am
Andrew Berg

iPad Apps ProliferateApp analytics company Distimo says available apps for the iPad are increasing by the day. Distimo today released its monthly report that focuses on the Apple App Store for the iPad and iPhone in the United States.

According to the report, the number of applications in the Apple App Store for iPad has grown to 4,870 since the release of the iPad on April 3. In the last two weeks alone, the number of iPad applications has grown by 32.7 percent.

The largest application category on the iPad was Games with 1,577 titles (32 percent), followed by Entertainment and Books with 455 and 396 titles, respectively.

The App Store appears to be getting more costly as well. Of the 186,414 applications in the Apple App Store for iPhone, 73 percent are paid, while 80 percent of the 4,870 applications in the Apple App Store for iPad are paid.

iPad apps are more expensive than those for the iPhone and iPod touch. An application in the Apple App Store for iPhone costs $3.82 on average, as opposed to $4.67 in the Apple App Store for iPad.

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