Look Out, World!

On top of being the world’s largest phone market with the greatest number of netizens, and the nation with the most iOS downloads, China’s is casting off an image of frugality–“to pay is to die” no longer applies here–as in Q3 this year, China becomes iOS App Store’s most valuable patron, found App Annie’s in a recent report.

Revenue coming from China surpassed the US by 15% in the last quarter, coming down to 1.7 billion USD, 15% higher than the United States, a total that is taking the world to uncharted territories in terms of the amount spent by any nation in a single quarter.

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April Ma

Based in Beijing, April Ma writes on tech trends and covers startups that may (or may not) be the next BATs. Reach her at April.ma@technode.com or Mafangjing (Wechat).