The Top iPhone & iPad Downloads of All Time
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Billions and billions served. The slogan was popularized by McDonald's, but it fits Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) just as well. In fact, sometime soon, the company expects to pass the ten billion mark for downloads at the App Store for the iPhone and iPad mobile devices.
In advance of that big announcement, Apple has released a list of the top ten most downloaded apps on both devices in the paid and free category.
Entertainment titles dominated the paid apps for iPhone, but the top ten free apps were more varied. The most popular free apps include such familiar titles as Facebook, the Weather Channel, Pandora Radio, Skype, Google Earth and Google Mobile. On the paid side, the list includes the mega-popular Angry Birds and Tap, Tap Revenge along with Bejeweled 2 + Blitz, Doodle Jump and Flight Control. The only non-game on the paid list was the 'AppBox Pro-Alarm Clock, Wallet, Mirror, Flashlight and more' utility app.
On the iPad the results were far less game heavy. The top paid iPad list includes two $4.99 titles: the SoundHound music app and the Flight Track flight tracking application.
Raven Zachary, a well-known consultant to mobile developers, comments on surprises in the top app breakout and what Apple needs to do next. Datamation has the story.