Apple: Facebook is all-time top free iPhone app

Summary:Apple has released lists of the top apps of all-time (free and paid). Facebook is the most popular free iPhone app in the U.S. and in the U.K. Facebook is not first for the iPad though.

After Apple announced its App Store had broken the 25 billion downloads mark and then revealed the 25 billionth app download winner, the consumer electronics giant revealed the top apps of all time. The lists comprise of the top 25 apps separated into four categories: free iPhone, paid iPhone, free iPad, and paid iPad. In the U.S. and in the U.K., Facebook tops the first category.

Unlike other platforms, Facebook develops the apps for iOS and Android. For iOS, Facebook has long-supported the iPhone and iPod touch, and only started supporting the iPad in October 2011. This is likely why Facebook is not first in the free iPad category. For Android, Facebook is currently only supporting smartphones and has said nothing about tablets.

Here are the lists for the U.S.:

Top 25 All-Time Free iPhone Apps

  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 25 All-Time Paid iPhone Apps

  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 25 All-Time Free iPad Apps

  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 Rio 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
  22. Dictionary.com
  23. Twitter
  24. Solitaire
  25. Friendly for Facebook

Top 25 All-Time Paid iPad Apps

  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

Here are the lists for the U.K.:

Top 25 All-Time Free iPhone Apps

  1. Facebook
  2. Skype
  3. eBay
  4. Google Earth
  5. Google Search
  6. Twitter
  7. Paper Toss
  8. Bump
  9. BBC News
  10. Shazam
  11. Talking Tom Cat
  12. Pac-Man Lite
  13. Sky Sports Live Football
  14. Angry Birds Lite
  15. Amazon Mobile
  16. Waterslide Extreme
  17. Touch Hockey: FS5
  18. Sky News
  19. iPint
  20. Facebook Messenger
  21. Met Office Weather
  22. Movies by Flixster
  23. Temple Run
  24. Viber
  25. Solitaire

Top 25 All-Time Paid iPhone Apps

  1. Angry Birds
  2. WhatsApp Messenger
  3. Doodle Jump
  4. Fruit Ninja
  5. Angry Birds Seasons
  6. Cut the Rope
  7. TuneIn Radio Pro
  8. Monopoly
  9. Angry Birds Rio
  10. FatBooth
  11. Flight Control
  12. Scrabble
  13. Tiny Wings
  14. The Sims 3
  15. Where's Wally? in Hollywood
  16. Sleep Cycle alarm clock
  17. Moto X Mayhem
  18. Color Splash
  19. Camera+
  20. Flick Kick Football
  21. The Moron Test
  22. Sonic the Hedgehog
  23. Alarm Clock Pro
  24. Sleep Talk Recorder
  25. Pocket God

Top 25 All-Time Free iPad Apps

  1. BBC iPlayer
  2. ITV Player
  3. Skype for iPad
  4. 4oD Catch Up
  5. eBay for iPad
  6. Angry Birds HD Free
  7. Calculator for iPad Free
  8. Kindle
  9. Sky Go
  10. Sky News for iPad
  11. BBC News
  12. Google Earth
  13. The Times
  14. Watch TV Free Live with TVCatchup
  15. Twitter
  16. TV Guide for iPad
  17. MyPad for Facebook and Twitter
  18. TripAdvisor
  19. Facebook
  20. Fruit Ninja HD Lite
  21. Talking Tom Cat 2 for iPad
  22. Angry Birds Rio HD Free
  23. Temple Run
  24. The Sun for iPad
  25. Crime City HD

Top 25 All-Time Paid iPad Apps

  1. Pages
  2. Angry Birds HD
  3. Scrabble for iPad
  4. GarageBand
  5. Monopoly for iPad
  6. Numbers
  7. Angry Birds Seasons HD
  8. Keynote
  9. Fruit Ninja HD
  10. FIFA 12 for iPad
  11. Angry Birds Rio HD
  12. Star Walk for iPad
  13. Cut the Rope HD
  14. Real Racing 2 HD
  15. GoodReader for iPad
  16. Jenga HD
  17. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iPad
  18. Penultimate
  19. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit for iPad
  20. TuneIn Radio Pro
  21. SimCity Deluxe for iPad
  22. Tetris for iPad
  23. Grand Theft Auto 3
  24. MyPad+ for Facebook & Twitter
  25. Plants vs. Zombies HD

You can check out the lists for your country and download any of the apps here: iTunes. Note that these are for all-time. If you want to see what's currently trending, check out these links: Free Apps and Paid Apps.

See also:

Topics: Social Enterprise, Apple, Apps, iPad, iPhone, Mobility

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