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Apple hands out ‘best of’ awards to iPhone, iPad apps

As part of its annual iTunes Rewind promotion, which highlights content on the iTunes Store, Apple is featuring four iOS apps in particular as award winners. The two iPhone apps are the tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies, and Hipstamatic, which emulates some of the unintentional artistic effects of old film cameras. The featured iPad apps include “social magazine” Flipboard, and Osmos, an indie game meant as much for relaxation as play.

In reality the four apps are taken from new “hot trends” categories, such as “Shoot, Edit, Share,” “Hardcore Games” and “New News.” Some other categories include Generative Art, Fun for Foodies and Mobile Office. The trends are distinct from bestseller lists Apple has published.

The top paid iPhone app of 2010 was Angry Birds, while the top free app was Facebook. Equivalent iPad categories were dominated by Apple, with Pages ruling the paid realm and iBooks controlling free apps. In terms of actual gross, though, MLB At Bat 2010 took in the most money for an iPhone app at an in-season price of $15. Pages raked in the most cash for an iPad app, and faced competition only from Apple’s other iWork software.

and The list:


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Top 10 Paid Apps for iPhone and iPod touch (Year: 2010)

1. Angry Birds
2. Doodle Jump
3. Skee-Ball
4. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
5. Fruit Ninja
6. Cut the Rope
7. ALL-IN-1 GAMEBOX
8. The Moron Test
9. Plants vs. Zombies
10. Pocket God

Top 10 Free Apps for iPhone and iPod touch (Year: 2010)

1. Facebook
2. Angry Birds Lite
3. Words With Friends Free
4. Skype
5. Tap Tap Revenge 3
6. The Weather Channel
7. Paper Toss
8. Bing
9. ROCK BAND FREE
10. Talking Tom Cat

Top 10 Grossing Apps for iPhone and iPod touch (Year: 2010)

1. MLB.com At Bat 2010
2. Angry Birds
3. Call of Duty: Zombies
4. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
5. FriendCaller 3 Pro
6. Zombie Farm
7. TomTom U.S.A.
8. TETRIS
9. Plants vs. Zombies
10. Doodle Jump

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Top 10 Paid Apps for iPad (Year: 2010)

1. Pages
2. GoodReader for iPad
3. Numbers
4. Angry Birds HD
5. Keynote
6. Glee Karaoke
7. WolframAlpha
8. Pinball HD
9. Friendly for Facebook
10. Star Walk for iPad

Top 10 Free Apps for iPad (Year: 2010)

1. iBooks
2. Pandora Radio
3. Netflix
4. Google Mobile App
5. Solitaire
6. Movies by Flixster
7. IMDb Movies & TV
8. Kindle
9. Google Earth
10. Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

Top 10 Grossing Apps for iPad (Year: 2010)

1. Pages
2. Numbers
3. Keynote
4. LogMeIn Ignition
5. SCRABBLE for iPad
6. Documents To Go Premium
7. Angry Birds HD
8. Real Racing HD
9. Plants vs. Zombies HD
10. Proloquo2Go