Apple Watch now has over 6,000 apps

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Some of the apps available on Apple Watch.
Some of the apps available on Apple Watch.
Photo: Apple

Developers are churning out the Apple Watch apps way faster than the first wave of iPhone apps that launched with the App Store. According to new data provided by App Annie to Cult of Mac, the number of Apple Watch apps has double since the device debuted on April 22nd.

The total number of Apple Watch apps available reached 6,352 yesterday, reports the iOS mobile app intelligence platform. Apple Watch launched with around 3,000 apps, making for a growth rate of 108% in total apps since launch.

When Apple launched the iOS App Store in 2008 it boasted over 500 apps available at launch. About 25% of those apps were games, however with the Apple Watch, only 10% of the total number of apps were games.

Games are getting more popular though, with the category gaining nearly 300 new gaming apps in the less than two months. App Annie’s analytics revealed that Utility apps are the most popular type of app developed for Apple’s new wearable. Games come in at #2, followed Productivity, Lifestyle, and then Health & Fitness.