Apple reveals top iPhone, iPad apps of 2013

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By Brandy Shaul Comment

Photo via Flickr / Cristiano Betta

Photo via Flickr / Cristiano Betta

Apple has revealed its top iPhone and iPad apps for 2013, with the results offering a look at the most popular (and highest grossing) apps across all categories, from games to social networking and photography. Game developer King sits atop the Top Free apps list for both iPhone and iPad with Candy Crush Saga, while Mojang’s Minecraft: Pocket Edition was the Top Paid app on both platforms.

Candy Crush Saga was also the Top Grossing app on iOS, followed by Clash of Clans from Supercell. Candy Crush Saga currently sits at over 137 million monthly active players across all platforms, including Facebook and Android, according to our app tracking service AppData.

Pandora Radio rounds out the top three Top Grossing apps on iPhone, while Supercell’s Hay Day was the No. 3 Top Grossing app on iPad. According to AppData’s estimates, Pandora Radio has accumulated over $43 million in revenue so far this year, while Hay Day has amassed almost $81 million in that same time frame. On iPhone, Hay Day is No. 5 for Top Grossing apps, while Pandora isn’t even in the Top 15 on iPad.

The Top Free apps list contains multiple non-games, including The Weather Channel, Netflix and Skype on iPad, and Snapchat, Vine and Instagram on iPhone. Minecraft: Pocket Edition is joined by games including Temple Run: Oz and Plants vs Zombies on both platforms.

Apple’s Editors’ Choice awards went to Disney Animated and Badland for iPad App and Game of the Year, respectively. On iPhone, the top honor went to Duolingo for App of the Year and Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption for Game of the Year.

Check out the full breakdown of Top Free, Paid and Grossing apps below, and check back soon to follow all of these apps on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.

iPhone

 Top Paid Apps

  1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  2. Head’s Up!
  3. Temple Run: Oz
  4. Angry Birds Star Wars
  5. Plague Inc.
  6. Afterlight
  7. Free Music Download Pro
  8. Bloons TD 5
  9. Sleep Cycle alarm clock
  10. Plants vs. Zombies

 Top Free Apps

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. YouTube
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Vine
  5. Google Maps
  6. Snapchat
  7. Instagram
  8. Facebook
  9. Pandora Radio
  10. Despicable Me: Minion Rush

 Top Grossing Apps

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Clash of Clans
  3. Pandora Radio
  4. Marvel: War of Heroes
  5. Hay Day
  6. Big Fish Casino
  7. The Simpsons: Tapped Out
  8. Modern War
  9. Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North
  10. The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth

 iPad

 Top Paid Apps

  1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  2. Temple Run: Oz
  3. Plants vs. Zombies HD
  4. Angry Birds Star Wars HD
  5. Notability
  6. Angry Birds Star Wars II
  7. Bad Piggies HD
  8. Survivalcraft
  9. Toca Hair Salon 2
  10. Photon Flash Player for iPad

 Top Free Apps

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. YouTube
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Calculator for iPad Free
  5. Skype for iPad
  6. Netflix
  7. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
  8. Facebook
  9. The Weather Channel for iPad
  10. Subway Surfers

 Top Grossing Apps

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Clash of Clans
  3. Hay Day
  4. DoubleDown Casino
  5. Big Fish Casino
  6. Modern War
  7. Bingo Bash HD
  8. The Simpsons: Tapped Out
  9. Slotomania HD
  10. GSN Casino
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