Annual app charts 2023: Shopping app “Temu” ahead of many big names

The shopping app “Temu: Shop like billionaires,” which has been reported in many places in recent months, is the most downloaded free iPhone app of 2023.

Annual app charts 2023: Shopping app “Temu” ahead of many big names

The shopping app “Temu: Shop like billionaires,” which has been reported in many places in recent months, is the most downloaded free iPhone app of 2023. Apple announced this on December 12th.

However, the consumer advice center warned in the summer, among other things, that although the "cheap platform" lures "with extreme bargains and high discounts", one should, among other things, bear in mind that "the low prices can be accompanied by lower product quality and safety". Michael Littger, managing director of Deutschland Sicher im Netz e.V., recently pointed out data protection concerns in an interview with "rbb24.de": "When it comes to data protection, for example, what bothers us is that this service is very data-hungry."

Last year, the “CovPass” app, which users can use to manage their vaccination certificates, was the most frequently downloaded free application on Apple’s smartphone. The app no ​​longer appears in the list at all. Behind the new leader "Temu", the search engine giant Google now comes in second place with its official app, while third place goes to the popular messenger "WhatsApp". “Google Maps” navigates in fourth place, followed by the social media platform “Instagram” in fifth place. The other places in the top ten are occupied by the video editing app “CapCut”, the Insta competitor “TikTok”, the payment service “PayPal”, the video platform “YouTube” and the music streaming service “Spotify”.

As in the previous year, nothing changes in the podium for paid iPhone apps: “Blitzer.de Pro” once again takes first place - followed by the messenger “Threema” and “Oh dear, I'm growing!”. This order includes the "AutoSleep sleep tracker", "Babyphone 3G", "food with love: recipes", "Atlas of Human Anatomy 2024", "Forest - Stay focused", "IHK.AEVO training and testing" and "PeakFinder" at.

When it comes to free games for the iPhone, “Monopoly Go!” is the leader. ahead of “Royal Match” and last year’s winner “Subway Surfers” on the list. “Roblox” and “Gardenscapes” complete the top five. In the paid games, victory once again goes to the classic “Minecraft” ahead of “Monopoly”, “Plague Inc.”, “Bloons TD 6” and “Pou”.

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