The Most Popular iOS Apps of 2010

The year's not quite over yet, but that hasn't stopped Apple from naming the top free, paid, and grossing iPhone and iPad apps of 2010. And no, it's not the Angry Birds sweep you might have expected.

The incredibly addictive birds v. pigs saga did take the Top Paid iPhone spot, but had to settle for silver in Top Free and Top Grossing, which went to Facebook and MLB at Bat 2010, respectively. MLB at Bat's a $15 download in-season, if you were wondering why it came out ahead. On the iPad side, Apple's own apps scored a clean sweep: its $10 Pages word processor was the Top Paid and Top Grossing app, while its iBooks was the Top Free app.

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Overall Top 10 Free iPhone Apps

Facebook
Angry Birds Lite
Words With Friends Free
Skype
Tap Tap Revenge 3
The Weather Channel®
Paper Toss
Bing
ROCK BAND FREE
Talking Tom Cat

Overall Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps

Angry Birds
Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!
Skee-Ball
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
Fruit Ninja
Cut the Rope
ALL-IN-1 GAMEBOX
The Moron Test
Plants vs. Zombies
Pocket God

Overall Top 10 Grossing iPhone Apps

MLB.com At Bat 2010
Angry Birds
Call of Duty: Zombies
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
FriendCaller 3 Pro
Zombie Farm
TomTom U.S.A.
TETRIS®
Plants vs. Zombies
Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!

Overall Top 10 Free iPad Apps

iBooks
Pandora Radio
Netflix
Google Mobile App
Solitaire
Movies by Flixster – with Rotten Tomatoes
IMDb Movies & TV
Kindle
Google Earth
Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

Overall Top 10 Paid iPad Apps

Pages
GoodReader for iPad
Numbers
Angry Birds HD
Keynote
Glee Karaoke
WolframAlpha
Pinball HD
Friendly for Facebook
Star Walk for iPad

Overall Top 10 Grossing iPad Apps

Pages
Numbers
Keynote
LogMeIn Ignition
SCRABBLE for iPad
Documents To Go® Premium – Office Suite
Angry Birds HD
Real Racing HD
Plants vs. Zombies HD
Proloquo2Go

[TechCrunch]