Apple's Best-Selling Apps To Date

by Brian Albert on Jul 09, 2013 at 08:05 AM

As if there was ever any doubt, people really like to fling birds and chop fruit.

Apple announced in January that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps from the App Store. To celebrate today, the five-year anniversary of its digital shop, Apple revealed which software has sold best overall and has made some great games available for free.

Here’s a run-down of the best-selling App Store apps by platform and price.

Best Selling Paid iPhone Apps:

  • Angry Birds
  • Fruit Ninja 
  • Doodle Jump
  • Cut the Rope
  • Angry Birds Seasons
  • WhatsApp Messenger
  • Camera+
  • Words With Friends
  • Tiny Wings
  • Angry Birds Space

Best Selling Paid iPad Apps: 

  • Pages
  • Angry Birds HD
  • Angry Birds Seasons HD
  • Where’s My Water
  • Fruit Ninja HD
  • Angry Birds Space HD
  • GarageBand
  • Words WithFriends HD
  • Cut the Rope HD
  • Keynote

Most Popular Free iPhone Apps:

  • Facebook
  • Pandora Radio
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Skype 
  • Words With Friends Free
  • The Weather Channel
  • Twitter
  • Temple Run
  • Google Search

Most Popular Free iPad Apps:

  • Skype for iPad
  • The Weather Channel for iPad
  • Netflix
  • Angry Birds HD Free
  • Kindle
  • Facebook
  • Pandora Radio
  • Calculator for iPad Free
  • Fruit Ninja HD Free
  • Words With Friends HD Free

The list of free games includes

  • Tiny Wings
  • Badland
  • Sword & Sworcery
  • Infinity Blade 2
  • Where's My Water
  • Groove Coaster Zero
  • The Idiot Test 3
  • Pig Shot
  • Glow Puzzle 

[Source: CVG]


Our Take
While the best-selling lists probably surprised nobody, the variety of the free game list caught me off guard. From the tactical Infinity Blade 2 to the atmospheric Sword & Sworcery to the one-touch fun of Tiny Wings, there's probably something for you to enjoy without opening your wallet.