App analytics company App Annie is today out with a new report concerning the second quarter of 2016. At the beginning of this year, we covered the firm’s wrap-up report for 2015, noting that Apple’s App Store brought in 75% more revenue than the Play Store, despite a large difference in downloads. Now, the gap has gotten even bigger as the App Store continues to grow.
According App Annie’s Q2 report, the App Store now brings in 100 percent more revenue than the Play Store, despite the Play Store seeing twice the number of indexed downloads as the App Store. Apple’s continued growth in App Store revenue compared to Google Play comes as Apple is looking to market itself more as a services company to investors amid slowing hardware sales, which was a common trend of the company’s earnings call last quarter.