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Ahead of 10 Billion Downloads, Apple Updates “All-Time Top Apps” Page

The clock's ticking on the 10 billion app downloads countdown, and Apple has updated its "All-Time Top Apps" page to reflect the changes that have occurred in the App Store in the past 12 months. The iTunes pages that showcase "All-Time Top Paid iPhone Apps" and "All-Time Free iPhone Apps" are available here and here, respectively.

Unsurprisingly, games are among the top paid apps. And by games, we mean Doodle Jump, Angry Birds, Pocket God and Flight Control. Actual "apps" in the top paid list include SoundHound (the music scanning / discovery tool), I Am T-Pain from Smule, Air Sharing from Avatron and Awesome Note. The list is huge as it basically sorts any iPhone app ever released by popularity and sales in the App Store. It is nice, however, to see gems like 1Password, Convertbot and Hipstamatic in the first page.

As for free apps, the usual Facebook, Pandora, Google and Shazam are the most downloaded apps of all time. Paper Toss, Bump, Skype and AroundMe are in there, too, together with dozens of other games in the first page.

These charts give us an idea of the trends in the App Store, and the kinds of apps that people want to buy or download for free. Where by "apps" we mean games. [via iSpazio]