Half the top ten apps that generated the most revenues from the Apple Store were from Chinese tech companies. Notably, all those apps turned out to provide some sorts of subscription services for video or music streaming and social interactions.
Tencent-affiliated Tencent Video took the second position with a remarkable US$490.2 million in revenue. Baidu-backed iQiyi and Kwai (Kuaishou) ranked fourth and fifth with a revenue of US$420.5 million and US$264 million, respectively. Alibaba’s Youku and Tencent’s QQ made it up to the eighth and ninth places with a revenue of US$192.9 million and US$159.7 million, respectively.