Apple revealed its top iOS apps of 2010 on Thursday, and the list is broken down into six categories — top free, top paid and top grossing apps for the iPhone and iPod touch, and the same three categories for the iPad. There aren’t many surprises to be found, with Angry Birds taking the top spot in the paid iPhone apps category, and Apple’s Pages app coming in at No. 1 in the paid iPad apps category. Facebook was the top free iPhone app, iBooks was the top free iPad app, and MLB.com At Bat 2010 and iBooks were the top-grossing apps for the iPhone and iPad, respectively. Hit the break for the full list of Apple’s top iOS apps of 2010. More →
If you’re a conspiracy theorist, you might be interested in a finding by Business Insider. They have come to the conclusion that popular online retailer Amazon is directly manipulating their Top 100 list of electronics sold. There seems to be evidence that Apple’s Apple TV should actually be in the top 20 on the list, and here is why:
Currently, the no. 20 best-selling electronics gadget on Amazon is Roku’s XD streaming player, which is similar to the Apple TV.
But if you drill down to the list of Amazon’s best-selling Digital Media Devices, the Roku XD is listed as no. 4. No. 1 is the Apple TV, no. 2 is the Boxee Box by D-Link, no. 3 is the Roku XDS streaming player, and no. 4 is ths Roku XD player.
In theory, if each of those three devices is selling better than the Roku XD in the same category, they should be selling better than the Roku XD overall, too. So, in theory, the Apple TV is one of the top-20-or-so best-selling electronics, along with the Boxee Box and Roku XDS, and the Roku XD should be in the 20s somewhere.
We’ve reached out to Amazon for a comment, but we do have to admit, this is rather interesting, no? Just replace the word Apple with your favorite company if you don’t have a thing for Apple, but the top selling list we always assumed to be, well, the top selling products.