This week’s free iOS app charts come with a little controversy as two legally dubious games take the top spots on the iPhone and iPad charts.
This week’s No. 1 free iPhone app is Pyramid Run, a game heavily “inspired” by Imangi Studio’s mega-hit Temple Run. Credited to Zhihong Li, aka Magic Bone, many users have criticized the game for its jittery graphics, frequent crashes and intrusive advertising. Meanwhile, this week’s No. 1 iPad app is JanduSoft’s Guess the Character!, a guessing game that challenges players to identify well-known characters and celebrities based off of likeness made with Nintendo’s Mii characters.
Further down the charts, photo-collage app Diptic performed well on both the iPhone and iPad charts, taking the No. 6 spot on the iPhone app chart and the No. 12 spot on the iPad chart after being selected as this week’s free iTunes app of the week. Discounted from its normal cost of $0.99, the app has previously been a New and Noteworthy selection, an iTunes What’s Hot app and an iTunes Staff Favorite pick.
This week’s top free iPhone apps
This week’s top free iPad apps
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