I stumbled across the graph above and found it interesting. It ain’t the Apples, Motorolas, Samsungs, or app developers of the world that are making the big bucks from the mobile device gold rush. It’s the operators—the ATTs, Verizons, and so on.
I expect the complaints about the operators to start mounting to the point where political pressure is re-applied.
The total sales of all of the hundreds of thousands of apps is estimated to be around $7 billion in 2013. I’ll leave it to the interested reader to place that on the graph above.
I was going to write a post on this subject a while ago, did the research, and never got around to writing the post. Most apps don’t even make back their cost of development.