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Apple Reveals New “All-Time Top Apps” Following 25 Billion Downloads

Last night, Apple reached the expected milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded from the App Store since the official opening in 2008. Whilst we’re waiting for the company to announce the winner of a $10,000 App Store gift card, Apple has updated its App Store page that lists the all-time top paid and free apps to reflect the changes occurred in the past 12 months. You may remember Apple posted a similar page in January of last year ahead of 10 billion downloads, and has been tweaking the entries ever since, keeping track of overall downloads in the App Store. We’ve compiled the charts (which include 25 apps each) below.

Top Paid iPhone

  1. Angry Birds
  2. Fruit Ninja
  3. Doodle Jump
  4. Cut The Rope
  5. Angry Birds Seasons
  6. Words With Friends
  7. Tiny Wings
  8. Angry Birds Rio
  9. Pocket God
  10. Camera+
  11. The Moron Test
  12. Plants vs. Zombies
  13. Skee-Ball
  14. The Game of Life
  15. Scrabble
  16. Monopoly
  17. Fat Booth
  18. WhatsApp
  19. UNO
  20. Color Splash
  21. The Sims 3
  22. Flight Control
  23. MotionX GPS Drive
  24. Where’s Waldo
  25. I Am T-Pain 2.0

Top Free iPhone

  1. Facebook
  2. Pandora Radio
  3. Words With Friends Free
  4. Skype
  5. The Weather Channel
  6. Google Search
  7. Google Earth
  8. Angry Birds Free
  9. Shazam
  10. Netflix
  11. Paper Toss
  12. Twitter
  13. Movies by Flixster
  14. Bump
  15. PAC-MAN Lite
  16. Flashlight.
  17. Unblock Me FREE
  18. Temple Run
  19. Instagram
  20. Touch Hockey
  21. Angry Birds Lite
  22. ESPN ScoreCenter
  23. Fruit Ninja Lite
  24. Groupon
  25. Angry Birds Rio Free

Top Paid iPad

  1. Pages
  2. Angry Birds HD
  3. Angry Birds Seasons HD
  4. Penultimate
  5. Scrabble for iPad
  6. Fruit Ninja HD
  7. GarageBand
  8. GoodReader
  9. Angry Birds Rio HD
  10. Cut The Rope HD
  11. Numbers
  12. Keynote
  13. Words With Friends HD
  14. Star Walk for iPad
  15. MONOPOLY for iPad
  16. Plants vs. Zombies HD
  17. Where’s My Water?
  18. Friendly Plus for Facebook
  19. QuickOffice Pro HD
  20. Notability
  21. Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad
  22. Pinball HD
  23. MyPad+ - For Facebook & Twitter
  24. Infinity Blade
  25. Real Racing 2

Top Free iPad

  1. Angry Birds HD Free
  2. The Weather Channel for iPad
  3. Netflix
  4. Skype for iPad
  5. Kindle
  6. ABC Player
  7. Pandora Radio
  8. Angry Birds HD Free
  9. CNN App for iPad
  10. Words With Friends HD Free
  11. Google Earth
  12. Calculator Pro for iPad Free
  13. Fruit Ninja HD Lite
  14. Calculator for iPad Free
  15. NYTimes for iPad
  16. USA TODAY for iPad
  17. Facebook
  18. MyPad - for Facebook & Twitter
  19. Flipboard
  20. eBay for iPad
  21. Angry Birds Seasons HD Free
  23. Twitter
  24. Solitaire
  25. Friendly for Facebook

Some interesting facts about the updated All-Time charts:

  • 17 apps from Top Paid for iPhone chart are from the Games category.
  • There are no Apple apps in the Top Paid for iPhone chart.
  • Facebook is still the most downloaded free app of all time for iPhone.
  • There are two Google apps in the Top Free for iPhone chart, no Apple apps.
  • 10 apps from Top Free for iPhone chart are from the Games category.
  • 13 apps from Top Paid for iPad chart are from the Games category.
  • There are 4 Apple apps in the Top Paid for iPad chart.
  • 6 apps from Top Paid for iPad chart are from the Productivity category.
  • 6 apps from Top Free for iPad chart are from the Games category.
  • There are no Apple apps in the Top Free for iPad chart.
  • 20 apps from Top Paid for iPhone chart are priced at $0.99.
  • 5 apps from Top Paid for iPad chart are priced at $9.99.
  • 5 apps from Top Paid for iPad chart are priced at $4.99.

Apple’s page with the top apps for all-time can be viewed on a Mac, PC, or iOS device by following this link. For comparison, you can view the complete 2011 results here.

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