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Apple names top free and paid apps of 2012

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Apple has named the top free and paid iApps of 2012 — as well as the company’s picks for best apps and best games of the year.

Apple’s pick for iPhone app of the year is Action Movie FX, a very cool app that allows you to add “Hollywood FX” to iPhone and iPad movies — your own movies — for free. Apple’s top game for iPhone is Rayman Jungle Run, which has received an almost unanimous 5-star rating from almost 8,000 reviewers across all versions.


Apple also released the top songs, albums, movies, TV shows, and books on iTunes in 2012.


The top iPad app of the year, as picked by Apple, is Paper by FiftyThree, an idea-capturing and developing sketch and notepad app. And the top iPad game is The Room, by Fireproof Games, which is sort of Myst for the tablet.

Here are the top tens:

Top Free iPhone Apps:

  1. YouTube, by Google, Inc.
  2. Instagram, by Burbn, inc.
  3. Draw Something Free, by OMGPOP, Inc.
  4. Flashlight, by iHandy Inc.
  5. Facebook, by Facebook, Inc.
  6. Pandora Radio, by Pandora Media, Inc.
  7. Temple Run, by Imangi Studios, LLC
  8. Pinterest, by Pinterest, Inc.
  9. Twitter, by Twitter Inc.
  10. Skype, by Skype

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

  1. Angry Birds Space, by Rovio Entertainment Ltd
  2. WhatsApp Messenger, byWhatsApp Inc.
  3. Draw Something, by OMGPOP, Inc.
  4. Camera+, by tap tap tap LLC
  5. Where’s My Water? by Walt Disney
  6. Angry Birds Star Wars, by Rovio Entertainment Ltd
  7. Fruit Ninja, by Halfbrick
  8. Angry Birds, by Rovio Entertainment Ltd
  9. Bejeweled, by PopCap
  10. TETRIS®, by Electronic Arts Inc.

Top Free iPad Apps:

  1. Skype for iPad, by Skype Communications S.a.r.l
  2. Temple Run, by Imangi Studios, LLC
  3. Facebook, by Facebook, Inc.
  4. Netflix, by Netflix, Inc.
  5. The Weather Channel® for iPad, by The Weather Channel
  6. Draw Something Free, by OMGPOP, Inc.
  7. Kindle, by AMZN Mobile LLC
  8. Pandora Radio, by Pandora Media Inc.
  9. Angry Birds HD Free, by Rovio Entertainment
  10. Calculator Pro for iPad Free, by MYW Productions

Top Paid iPad Apps:

  1. Angry Birds Space HD, by Rovio Entertainment Ltd
  2. Where’s My Water? by Walt Disney
  3. Pages, by Apple Inc.
  4. Draw Something, by OMGPOP, Inc.
  5. Notability, by Drive Sync Ginger Labs, Inc.
  6. Angry Birds Star Wars HD, by Rovio Entertainment Ltd
  7. iPhoto, by Apple Inc.
  8. Minecraft, by Pocket Edition Mojang AB
  9. Where’s My Perry? by Walt Disney
  10. Words With Friends HD, by Zynga Mobile

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