New figures show decline in new Mac App Store apps

New research from app analysis firm AppFigures, show the number of new apps submitted by developers to the Mac App Store have been steadily declining since the start of 2021.

Last year Apple unveiled their new in-house developed silicon for Mac devices, and recently iPad Pro. Macs with M1 silicon can support select iOS and iPadOS apps through the Mac App Store.

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Recently, no major new apps have been released through Apple’s Mac App Store, with only 400 apps being released in January this year. In June, the numbed had dropped to 300, and August’s forecast is estimated to be 200. Below is a chart provided by AppFigures outlining new Mac App Releases through the app store.

Image Credit: AppFigures

Unlike iOS and iPadOS, macOS users can install applications outside the Mac App Store, direct from the developer or other sources.

Apple with the release of their new M1 silicon, was expecting developers to release their iOS and iPadOS apps on the Mac App Store, allowing M1 users further functionality. To this day, only a few select apps have been made available, with many available, not certified for macOS.

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Anton Bulzomi
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