Study: if you use an iPhone, the majority of your apps are probably made by Apple

Does this surprise anyone?

If you use an iPhone or Android phone, the majority of your most-used apps are probably made by Apple and Google. This is per a new Comscore study that ranks the popularity of preinstalled iOS and Android apps alongside apps made by other developers. 

The results show that the majority of apps people use on their phones in the U.S. come preinstalled by either Apple or Google. The first-of-its-kind report was commissioned by Facebook, one of Apple’s loudest critics, and shared exclusively with The Verge.

“Preinstalled services dominate when it comes to basics like weather, photos, and clocks, according to the report, suggesting these categories will be difficult for other apps to compete in,” notes The Verge. Defaults don’t win out exclusively, though: Apple Maps and Music don’t appear on the iOS list at all, and Gmail makes the iOS list several entries below Apple Mail.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.