While the numbers do seem incongruous at first, it’s important to remember that Apple users tend to be more affluent, and while the Google Play store has many of the same apps, users my be less likely to actually spend money.
As reported by App Annie, while Google Play has more customers because of developing economies like Brazil and India, iOS users have a tendency to spend more.
Google Play’s impressive lead is a major increase from 2014 when it had 60% more downloads than the App Store.
What do you think about these numbers? Did you spend more money on the Play Store or the App Store last year? Let us know in the comments.