Apple Rewind Ranks Top iPhone, iPad Apps in 2010 - Sydney iPhone Screen Repairs Specialists

posted Dec 11, 2010, 10:27 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 8, 2011, 4:42 AM ]
Did you download Angry Birds, Facebook, or Plants vs. Zombies on your iPhone or iPad this year? If so, you're in good company. They were among Apple's 2010 Rewind, a list of the top paid and free apps downloaded from the App Store this year.
Apple also gave out its own awards, naming Hipstamatic the iPhone app of the year and Plants vs. Zombies the iPhone game of the year. Hipstamatic adds different tones and shades to your iPhone snapshots, giving them a moody or old-timey feel, while Plants vs. Zombies is a pretty self-explanatory (and apparently addictive) game. News organization app Flipboard, meanwhile, was designated the the iPad app of the year, while the trippy, cosmic Osmos for iPad was Apple's favorite iPad game.
Among the top downloaded paid iPhone apps, Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, and Skee-Ball nabbed the top three spots. All of the top paid iPhone apps were games or entertainment focused, actually. Also in the top 10 were Bejeweled 2 + Blitz, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, All-in-1 Gamebox, The Moron Test, Plants vs. Zombies, and Pocket God.
The top-grossing iPhone app, however, was MLB.com's At Bat 2010, which costs $14.99 during the season. Game makers also raked in the dough - Angry Birds, Call of Duty: Zombies, and Bejeweled 2 + Blitz were also in the top grossing list.

Angry Birds also made an appearance in the top free iPhone apps list; its no-cost "Lite" version landed in number two behind Facebook. Rounding out the top five were Words with Friends Free, Skype, and Tap Tap Revenge 3. A few productivity apps slipped into the free list with The Weather Channel and Bing apps grabbing the number six and eight spots. Also in the top 10 were Paper Toss, Rock Band Free, and Talking Tom Cat.
It appears that iPad users are bit more serious. The top three iPad apps were productivity-related: Apple's "Pages" word-processing program, GoodReader for the iPad, and Apple's "Numbers" spreadsheet app. Angry Birds HD slipped in there at number four, followed by Apple's "Keynote," its PowerPoint equivalent. Not surprisingly, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote were also the top-grossing iPad apps.
Among the top free iPad apps were iBooks, Pandora Radio, Netflix, Google Mobile App, and Solitaire. Amazon's Kindle app also landed at number eight.
Apple also looked at some of the top trends in app downloads this year, and saw a rise in the number of augmented reality apps, as well as "shoot, shape, share" photo apps (like Hipstamatic), social-networking options (dubbed "On the Grid"), retro revival games, and options for foodies.
A complete list of top trends for iPhone and iPad are available via iTunes.

Here's the full list of the 2010 top apps:

Overall Top 10 PAID iPhone Apps

  • Angry Birds
  • Doodle Jump -- BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!
  • Skee-Ball
  • Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Cut the Rope
  • ALL-IN-1 GAMEBOX
  • The Moron Test
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Pocket God

Overall Top 10 FREE iPhone Apps

  • Facebook
  • Angry Birds Lite
  • Words With Friends Free
  • Skype
  • Tap Tap Revenge 3
  • The Weather Channel®
  • Paper Toss
  • Bing
  • ROCK BAND FREE
  • Talking Tom Cat

Overall Top 10 GROSSING iPhone Apps

  • MLB.com At Bat 2010
  • Angry Birds
  • Call of Duty: Zombies
  • Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
  • FriendCaller 3 Pro
  • Zombie Farm
  • TomTom U.S.A.
  • TETRIS®
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!

Overall Top 10 PAID iPad Apps

  • Pages
  • GoodReader for iPad
  • Numbers
  • Angry Birds HD
  • Keynote
  • Glee Karaoke
  • WolframAlpha
  • Pinball HD
  • Friendly for Facebook
  • Star Walk for iPad

Overall Top 10 FREE iPad Apps

  • iBooks
  • Pandora Radio
  • Netflix
  • Google Mobile App
  • Solitaire
  • Movies by Flixster -- with Rotten Tomatoes
  • IMDb Movies & TV
  • Kindle
  • Google Earth
  • Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

Overall Top 10 GROSSING iPad Apps

  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • LogMeIn Ignition
  • SCRABBLE for iPad
  • Documents To Go Premium -- Office Suite
  • Angry Birds HD
  • Real Racing HD
  • Plants vs. Zombies HD
  • Proloquo2Go

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