Distimo: U.S. consumers download 15 free apps for every paid app purchased in the iPhone app store

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The vast majority of app downloads in the world are generated by free apps, reports app tracking company Distimo. According to the Dutch firm, a recent Gartner study that suggested 89 percent apps downloaded in 2012 will be free might actually overestimate the average smartphone user’s willingness to pay for an app.

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