The subscription apps have become incredibly common on iOS in recent years. As 2018 comes to an end, the app analytics firm Sensor Tower has collected a list of the highest grossing applications for iPhone and iPad worldwide this year.
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The top 10 list was developed by Sensor Tower for Business Insider . The list breaks down the top 10 wholesale iPhone and iPad wholesale apps worldwide, describing how much revenue each app brought in.
Subscription programs dominate the list, which apparently contains all the top 10 wholesale apps some form of subscription functionality. Tinder, for example, offers its Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold tiers, which undoubtedly helped it secure its place on the top reporting list this year.
At the top of the list is Netflix, which brought in a total of $ 790.2 million in revenue from iOS subscriptions alone. This makes it the farthest leader, followed by Tencent Video of $ 490.2 million and Tinder of 462.2 million.
In addition to emphasizing the importance and popularity of subscriptions on iOS, this list also shows how big the Chinese market has become the App Store. Five of the top ten wholesale apps are based in China, and two of them (Tencent Video and Kwai) are run at least in part by Tencent.
Here is the complete list:
- Netflix – $ 790.2 million
- Tencent Video – $ 490.0 million
- Tinder – $ 462.2 million
- iQiyi – $ 420.5 million
- ] Kwai (Kuaishou) – $ 264.5 million
- YouTube – $ 244.2 million
- Pandora – $ 225.7 million
- Youku – $ 192.9 million  QQ – $ 159.7 million
- Hulu – $ 132.6 million
What do you think of this list and the increasing popularity of the subscription model on IOS? Let us know in the comments.
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