STAT OF THE DAY: iPhone App Store Has More Books Than Games

26,985 books are currently available as apps in the iPhone App Store. This is the first time the number of books available has exceeded the number of games (25,348).

Of course, this is far less than Amazon and Sony, which both offer over 400,000 e-books in their stores. (Though, to be sure, all Amazon Kindle apps are available to iPhone owners via the Kindle app, though Apple does not receive a revenue share on those sales.)

Apple is also planning to launch its own e-book offering next month — the iBookstore — when the iPad goes on sale. This will be completely different than the iPhone app-based books currently in the App Store.

Source: Mobclix

Powered by:


Subscribe to TBIResearch’s Internet Analyst email.

See Also:

  • STAT OF THE DAY: Forget Email, Facebook Is Where People Share Content
  • STAT OF THE DAY: Viewers Actually Don’t Hate Those 30-Second Pre-Roll Ads
  • STAT OF THE DAY: Almost Everyone Online Is Watching Video

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at