Apple iPhone is one of the top smartphones in the world, and there are millions of apps that one can download from the Apple Store. Even though Facebook-owned Whatsapp messenger is among the top apps that have been downloaded by the Apple users, it is a China-based music video app with the name Tik Tok that tops the chart of the most downloaded app in the world. The app already has 45 million downloads within a matter of three months. It seems that Facebook is slowly losing its top status as other Chinese apps such as Baidu and Tencent are also gaining in popularity quite fast.
Other than Tik Tok and Whatsapp, there are a few other apps that are quite popular. One of them is the Google Map that saw around 22.4 million downloads in first three months of 2018. Another favorite app in the top 10 is the iQiyi created by Chinese tech company Baidu that saw 22.6 million downloads in the first quarter of 2018. According to the company, they have more than 480 million users who spend around 5.6 billion hours every month on their app. Even though Facebook has lost its top position, it is still on the top 10 list on the App Store. Another app that is not far behind is Instagram that has been downloaded about 31 million times in the past three months. Whatsapp, the popular messaging service, owned by Facebook, also has 33.8 million downloads in the first few months of 2018 with 1.5 billion monthly users.
YouTube has continuously been one of the top apps with 35.3 million downloads in 3 months of 2018. The free app comes second on the top downloaded apps list from the Apple Store. While this is the most recent list, it is to be seen if there will be more apps that would be able to overtake the top ones as we move into the second quarter of 2018.