That's the bottom line from an Appsfire survey of 1,000 iDevice owners registered with the app-sharing service. According to its figures, the median user has downloaded 63 paid apps and 25 free, to complement the 20 that come pre-installed.
The survey also looked at how people are using their phones, and found – unsurprisingly, given the high number of app downloads – that native apps account for nearly half of the 84 minutes a day the average user spends with their phone.
That compares with 12%, or just 10 minutes a day, spent browsing web content directly. Telephony-related services such as Skype make up 32% of the remainder, and the Mail app the last 9%.
iPhone owners clearly enjoy a bit of gaming, too, with games accounting for a third of all native app downoads.
It does need to be borne in mind, however, that the survey sample of 1,000 represents only a tiny fraction of the total iDevice user base of 160 million. On top of that, the typical subscriber to an app-sharing is likely to have downloaded more apps than the non-subscriber, so the figure of 88 downloads is probably a bit on the high side.
Via The Register