Apple reveals the top iPhone and iPad apps of 2010

Angry Birds soars above the rest

Apple reveals the top iPhone and iPad apps of 2010

As part of its iTunes Rewind 2010 promotion, Apple has revealed the most downloaded apps on iPhone and iPad in the past 12 months.

There are very few surprises to be found on the iPhone lists: massively popular games like Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, and Bejeweled 2 top the paid list, while the free list is mostly populated by non-game apps and demos.

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies makes a big splash on the top grossing list, meaning it wasn’t downloaded as fervently as some other apps, but its big price tag helped it make a bigger mark on the sales charts.

Also, there was one surprise to be found: a distinct lack of freemium software. We’ll often see games like Smurfs' Village, We Rule, and FarmVille appear on the top grossing list, as addicts pour the contents of their wallets into in-app purchases. But Zombie Farm is the only freemium game to make 2010’s list. A 2011 trend, perhaps?

iPhone Top Paid Apps:
Angry Birds
Doodle Jump
WhatsApp Messenger
TuneIn Radio
Cut the Rope
Talking Carl
Fruit Ninja
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

IPhone Top Free Apps:
Angry Birds Lite
eBay Mobile
Paper Toss
Sky Sports Live Football
Met Office Weather
Windows Live Messenger

iPhone Top Grossing:
Tom Tom UK & Ireland
Tom Tom Western Europe
Angry Birds
CoPilot Live UK & Ireland
TuneIn Radio
Doodle Jump
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

Interestingly, the iPad list is dominated by games, while our American counterparts (who have the same list, but for US downloads) seem more interested in writing documents, reading books and accessing their home PC remotely.

So while they’re faffing about with Pages, Kindle and iBooks, we’re more interested in Slice It!, Angry Birds HD and Flick Kick Football.

iPad Top Paid Apps:
Slice It!
Flick Football
The Cube
Living Earth HD - World Clock and Weather
Angry Birds HD
Flick Kick Football
Glee Karaoke

iPad Top Free Apps:
BBC News
Vuvuzela 2010
Google Mobile
Sky Sports News
Google Earth
Pimple Popper Lite
Navfree UK & ROI
Dragon Dictation

iPad Top Grossing:
The Times
LogMeIn Ignition
Documents to Go
Real Racing HD
Angry Birds HD
The Cube