The 10 Highest-Grossing iPhone Apps of 2018
Some extremely interesting numbers became public by the analytics firm, Sensor Tower. They’ve released which apps grossed the most revenue for 2018, taking data from January to November of this year.
Top 10 Highest-Grossing iPhone Apps in 2018
1. Netflix — $790.2 million USD 2. Tencent Video — $490.0 million USD 3. Tinder — $462.2 million USD 4. iQiyi — $420.5 million USD 5. Kwai — $264.5 million USD 6. YouTube — $244.2 million USD 7. Pandora — $225.7 million USD 8. Youku — $192.9 million USD 9. QQ — $159.7 billion USD 10. Hulu — $132.6 million USD
Keep in mind that these are global numbers, therefore, there are a few apps on this list that might be unfamiliar. Half of these apps are coming from China with a combined revenue of 1.5 billion USD. The guilty pleasure of singles (and some married couples), a.k.a Tinder, sits at the number three spot at a hefty half a billion. This is surprising because a majority of the app is free besides minimal upgrades at a monetary value. Props to Tinder.
Then, as no surprise, Netflix is number one by a long shot. Interestingly enough, this only accounts for ten percent of its total revenue (7.7 billion USD)—against its total evaluation of 152.8 billion (reported in May of 2018).
You can check the entire report out here.