As we bid farewell to 2017, Apple has released a list of popular apps for South East Asia. On top of that, they have also named their top apps of the entire year.
Apple is continuously growing its retail presence in South East Asia. After the opening of its Apple Store on Orchard Road in Singapore, it looks like they are opening another one in our region very soon.
The Apple Store is the technology playground for iDevices. Operated officially by Apple, you get the full experience from its product showcase, genius bar and workshops to help you use your products better. As part of its expansion, the Cupertino company appears to be opening its very first store in South East Asia.
This infographic from entrepreneurs.my reveals South East Asia to be a significant market for smartphone growth in the coming years. Of course this is not a surprise as this booming region is home to 600 million people.
What is interesting to note is that Indonesia is leading the region in growth and demand. For RIM, this will be of tremendous significance considering that BlackBerry still has a strong command in the populous republic.
While BlackBerrys are in demand in Indonesia, elsewhere in SEA Android is tipped to hold the lead in the overall smartphone market with recent data showing the jolly green robot enjoying 1000% growth over the last twelve months.
It looks like Malaysia will be enjoying brisk growth in the smartphone sector as well with 45% of Malaysians surveyed saying they are going to purchase a smartphone, significantly higher than our high-tech neighbors, Singapore where interestingly enough, her people are the least interested in the region to purchase a smartphone.
Head on over to after the jump for full inforgraphic.