iPad app downloads jump to an estimated 1.16 billion, marking the highest levels seen since Q3 2016.

(My 2¢: No doubt that iPadOS, Catalyst, Sidecar & support for input devices have helped to reconsider the iPad as a more convenient tool.)

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SenorTower’s data highlights that Apple’s fiscal Q2 (calendar Q1) has seen iPad app downloads jump to an estimated 1.16 billion, marking the highest levels seen since Q3 2016.

More significant than the 40 percent Y/Y growth in new iPad app installs in Q1 was the 52 percent quarter-over-quarter increase from Q4 2019, when the total number of downloads reached approximately 735 million globally—379 million fewer than last quarter.

Origin: 9 to 5 Mac – iPad app downloads return to growth in Q1 after 4-year slump, cross $2B in revenue

Along with the pandemic driving people to use iPad apps more than ever, Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard with trackpad for iPad Pro will give another boost to what customers can do on the tablet.