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How Much Does It Cost To Make An iPhone App?

  • calendar December 9, 2022
  • tag App Development

Do you know users spend about 5-6 hours daily on their smartphones?

Creating and promoting your app gives you the ability to reach an untapped audience. By not having an app, you are missing the potential to increase your sales and revenue.

Considering the advantages, the investment required for app development is worth it.

When it comes to app development, you have two options: Android and iOS. While Android has a massive audience base, iOS has a high-income audience base.

If you want to increase your revenue by improving your reach in developed countries like the USA, UK, Canada, etc., iOS app development is the way to go.

On average, the cost of iPhone app development could range between $5000 to $10,000. The cost may go up to $50,000, depending on your requirements and the project’s complexity. Talking about hourly rates, an iOS developer could charge between $40 to $100 per hour.

iPhone App Development

There are about 1 billion iPhone users worldwide and 2.5 billion Android users across the globe. iPhone has about 27% market share, while Android holds about 72% market share (1% by other OS).

Though iPhone has a comparatively lesser market share than the Android, it’s better in terms of scalability, security, and ROI (return on investment).

Because its audience base is high-income people, conversions on iPhone apps are a lot better than on Android apps. As a result, the amount invested in iOS app development generates great returns.

Besides this, another thing that sets apart iOS from Android is security. The high-end security of iOS ensures data privacy and user identity.

How Much Does It Cost To Launch An App on iPhone?

Launching an app on the Apple App Store costs $99 per year.

Compared to the publishing fee of Android, this is on a bit expensive side. Launching an Android app on the Google Play Store costs a one-time fee of $25.

Though it costs a bit more to launch an app on iPhone, considering the ROI, it’s worth it.

Should I Develop For Android or iOS First?

Business owners often get confused about whether they should develop & launch an Android app or an iOS app first.

To know this, first, you need to understand your target audience’s demographics. Let’s say, if your targeted countries are India, Brazil, or South Africa, you should consider developing an Android app first. These countries have higher Android users.

However, if you want to target countries with high-income levels & high spending power like the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany, then you should develop an iOS app first.

What Do We Recommend?

If you are still unsure which one to develop, we recommend you develop the iOS app first. Why?

Because developing an iOS app is faster and cheaper. For iOS development, Swift is used, which lets you develop the app by writing less code.

Once the iPhone app is ready, you can start working on the Android app. Having an app for both operating systems would help you reach more users.


Now that you have decided to develop an iPhone app first, make sure you get it done from a well-known agency like Encircle Technologies. At Encircle Technologies, we have worked on different sectors for iOS and Android app development.

Let’s schedule e-meet for further discussion regarding your app development requirement. Contact us at


Also Read: 9 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Mobile App