It seems like 2013 can be named the toughest year for those companies which introduced their apps to one of the most popular operating systems, iOS.
Back in Obtober the company announced that the its online Store suggests iPhone and iPad owners more than one million apps that have combined for more than 60 billion total app downloads.
In Apple’s annual Best of iTunes rankings, the tech company lists the most-downloaded digital media in all arms of its iTunes Store, which includes the App Store and iBookstore, reports Apple Insider.
In addition, there’s an editor’s choice category offering a number of categories like musical artist of the year and best iPhone app, among others.
So, according to the obtained list, Candy Crush Saga was titled the top app of 2013, as it’s the most downloaded free app on both iPhone and iPad this year.
The extra popular game also appeared to be the top grossing app on both Apple’s devices, an impressive feat considering the app is free and relies on in-app purchases for revenue.
Examining the lists of top apps for iPhone and iPod shows how users are engaging with the popular devices. Thus, social media sites appeared to be some of the most downloaded apps on iPhone, but only one, Facebook, even cracked the top 10 on iPad.
Twitter, popular microblogging service behind the year’s most highly anticipated tech IPO, didn’t get in any list. Vine, the video sharing app Twitter unveiled in January, was #4 on the Free iPhone Apps list.
Meanwhile, Snapchat, “the photo-sharing app that automatically deletes images and videos after a recipient views them, was downloaded more times than Facebook and Instagram,” Mashable reports.
Last year’s leaders among the most popular apps for iPhone and iPad — YouTube and Skype for iPad, respectively — were both in the top five again this year.
By the way, speaking about Apple devices, it should be noted that a few days ago SET Solution revealed the videos ahowing theoretical iPhone Air, as well as the next-gen iPhone 6C, wherein the C stands for curve and not color.
The 1-minute clip of the iPhone Air concept highlights impressive renderings. A new iPhone 6 “Air” concept shows off a stunning, edge-to-edge design with some super-slim dimensions. The designer, SET solution, imagines the next-generation Apple smartphone at 1.5 millimeters thin at the top and 3 millimeters thick at the bottom, weighing in at just 70 grams. The smartphone’s ‘desired’ specs also include a 5-inch Retina Display (at just 13x6mm), a 10MP camera with double flash, and Touch-Id, reportDesign Trend.
Another concept video about the next generation iPhone showcases the conceptual design of the iPhone 6 which sports a larger yet thinner handset that packs impressive specs and features in a 3 mm base and 1.5 mm top built.
The iPhone 6C concept includes a number of different colors like theiPhone 5C, but a pronounced curve on the screen similar to that of the LG G Flex, though the back is flat. Some of these videos have been floating around for a while, but are worth a look. Samsung also unveiled a curved phone recently, named the Samsung Galaxy Round. Unlike LG’s Optimus G Flex, its screen curves from left to right, the idea being that you lay it on its back on a desk, and tip it up to see notifications.
Both the iPhone 6C and iPhone Air will have Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor as well, so you can just touch the home button to unlock your phone.
Of course, these renderings only show the outside design of these phones, with no theorizing on how-or if-the necessary processing guts could fit inside.