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iPhone users spent much more in the App Store last year, on a wide variety of apps.
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Apple App Store revenue almost double that of Google Play

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Apple's redesign of the App Store with iOS 11 probably helped increase software downloads and revenue.
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In the battle of the mobile software stores, Apple has a huge lead. Consumers spending in the iOS App Store during the first half of this year was almost double that of rival Google Play.

But there’s good news for both companies, as each experienced solid year-over-year growth.