iOS is a more profitable platform than Android is.
Remember when Angry Birds first came out on iOS? Everyone with an Android phone wanted it and they had to wait a while. In that time, iOS had a really long and easy head start to sell some copies before Android even got it. That is the case an numerous applications, but that's not the only reason that iOS is more profitable.
iOS is a great development platform and it's been polled that developers would rather develop for iOS over Android. That being said, there are more developers in the game for iOS than there are for Android and if you look at the numbers, the App Store has more applications than the Android Market does. But excluding the extraneous applications, iOS versions of applications sell more than the Android counterparts do.
Thanks to a study performed by Flurry, we have some numbers and graphs to work with.
Originally Posted by Flurry
So since iOS is making more than Android is for applications sales, developers are taking notice and using Christmas of 2011 to their advantage to develop for iOS. This is of course good news for the Apple community as we seek to do more with our devices and we are eager to download and use more useful applications on our iDevices.
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Sources: Apple Insider