The year's not quite over yet, but that hasn't stopped Apple from naming the top free, paid and grossing iPhone and iPad apps of 2010. And no, it's not the Angry Birds sweep you might have expected.
The incredibly addictive birds vs pigs game did take the Top Paid iPhone spot, but had to settle for silver in Top Free and Top Grossing, which Facebook and MLB at Bat 2010 bagged, respectively. MLB at Bat's a $US15 download in-season, if you were wondering why it came out ahead. On the iPad side, Apple's own apps scored a clean sweep: its $US10 Pages word processor was the Top Paid and Top Grossing app, while its iBooks was the Top Free app.
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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 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 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 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 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 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