Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Apple has released the list of the top 10 free iPhone apps of 2013! Check them out in the pages ahead, alongside their correspondingly-ranked paid iPhone apps of 2013.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Candy Crush Saga was the most popular free iPhone app of the year. Described as a 'delicious and addictive puzzle adventure' by the developers, the game was a instant hit on launch, and a craze amongst iPhone users, with a noticeably large number sharing their achievements via social networks.

Minecraft was the most popular paid iPhone app of the year, a cult classic sandbox-style indie game that only recently arrived on mobile platforms.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

YouTube was the second most popular free iPhone app of the year. The world's biggest and most popular video-sharing network, YouTube needs no introduction, and is for most people the most-preferred destination for video content.

Heads Up! was the second most popular paid iPhone app, a party game app that gives users the experience of playing the Heads Up! game on the Ellen DeGeneres show, where you have to guess the word on the card on your head from clues given by your friends.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Temple Run 2 was the third most popular free iPhone app of the year, and broke several records at launch. Offering new environments, obstacles, powerups, and characters, players once again have to escape with the cursed idol in this running game.

Temple Run: Oz was the third most popular paid iPhone app, a running game like its predecessors, but set in the world of Oz the Great and Powerful, a recently released movie. It also features mini-games.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Vine was the fourth most popular free iPhone app of the year. A micro-video-messaging service from Twitter, it allows users to share six-second looping videos with their friends, and has quickly become very popular, especially with teenagers.

Angry Birds Star Wars was the fourth most popular paid iPhone app, a Star Wars-themed version of the popular puzzle game, Angry Birds. It features innovative gameplay elements based around space and science fiction, as well as Star Wars-inspired characters.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Google Maps was the fifth most popular free iPhone app of the year. While Google Maps is the most popular free mapping application for most platforms, its inclusion in the top 10 list is especially relevant, given the debacle of the Apple Maps launch last year.

Plague Inc was the fifth most popular paid iPhone app, an award-winning mobile game that puts players in charge of the evolution and spread of a deadly pathogen that will end humanity if successfully orchestrated.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Snapchat was the sixth most popular free iPhone app of the year. Especially popular with teenagers, the photo and video sharing app has a unique twist, whatever you share will be deleted from the recipient's phone within a preset amount of time, ostensibly allowing memories to live 'in the moment.'

Afterlight was the sixth most popular paid iPhone app, an image and photo-editing tool that offers easy to use presets, apart from advanced options for those who want to uniquely tweak their image to perfection.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Instagram was the seventh most popular free iPhone app of the year, the popular photo sharing service now owned by Facebook. The app, apart from being an image-based social network in its own right, gives users the option to stylise their images with a variety of filters and tools, easily.

Free Music Download - Mp3 Downloader was the seventh most popular paid iPhone app, allowing users to easily download legal music and videos to their iPhone. It has a full-fledged media player integrated, apart from a file manager, playlist and media library, a download manager, and a browser.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Facebook was the eighth most popular free iPhone app of the year. The world's biggest social network, there is no surprise the Facebook app features on the top 10 free iPhone apps of 2013 list. It gives users virtually all the features available on the Web interface, and of course, the ease of use of portability.

Bloons TD 5 was the eighth most popular paid iPhone app of the year, and is an immensely popular tower-defense game that offers interesting gameplay elements, such as the Monkey Lab workshop.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Pandora Radio was the ninth most popular iPhone app of the year. A comedy and music-streaming service comparable to Internet radio, the app is known for its great music discovery and ability to create personalized stations.

Sleep Cycle alarm clock)was the ninth most popular paid iPhone app of the year, and is an intelligent alarm clock that apparently analyses your sleep pattern, and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase, to ensure you feel rested.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPhone apps of 2013

Despicable Me: Minion Rush was the tenth most popular free iPhone app of the year. The sequel to the popular running game, it once again features Gru, and his loyal Minions, who will face their toughest challenge yet. Users play as a Minion, and compete with friends in challenges to impress Gru.

Plants vs. Zombies was the tenth most popular paid iPhone app of 2013, a multi-award winning game that pits players in charge of plants in their exciting battle against zombies, which threaten to taint the Zen Garden.

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