Every week, someone else pops up with a survey trying to put numbers on the application usage of iPhone users. This week it's AppsFire, which has commissioned a survey of 1,200 iPhone owners, and finds that the average user has downloaded 65 apps for their device, spending around $80 in total.
65% of the apps installed by those users were free, so the average price paid for premium apps was $1.56. Those 1,200 users had installed 15,000 unique apps on their devices, meaning there's a long no-sale tail of 50,000 or so apps - at least according to this sample size.
Meanwhile, AppsFire estimates that the total paid iPhone market so far is around $3.3 billion - $2.3 billion for developers and a cool $1 billion for Apple.
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