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Apple releases App Store download charts for week ending 27 November

Christmas-themed apps starting to break through

Apple has released its weekly charts for the top paid and free iPhone and iPad apps for the week ending 27 November.

This is only the second week that Apple has released top ten charts for iPhone and iPad apps in the UK, taken as a snapshot of a whole week rather than the hour-by-hour figures provided in the App Store.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2011 and Talking Santa for iPhone are the only new entries into the paid iPhone apps category, where Amazing Breaker and WhatsApp Messenger trade first and second places from last week.

There are five new entries in the free iPhone apps category, where Idiot Test - Way Too Funny takes over from Hardest Game Ever at the top.

Moving on to the iPad, Mastersoft Mobile Solutions' Chess takes over from Apple's Pages at the top of the paid category, with Glu Games Inc's Blood & Glory moving up from third to first in the free category, with last weeks number one Sky Movies dropping out of the top ten altogether.

The charts for the week ending 27 November are as follows:

Top iPhone Apps (Paid):

1.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc2.) Amazing Breaker - Dekovir, Inc3.) Angry Birds - Clickgamer.com4.) Hardest Game Ever - 0.02s PRO - Ming Liang Chien5.) Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2011 - 2waytraffic UK Rights Ltd6.) FIFA 12 by EA Sports - Electronic Arts Nederland B.V7.) Superman - Chillingo Ltd8.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios9.) Talking Santa for iPhone - Outfit710.) Camera+ - tap tap tap

Top iPhone Apps (Free):

1.) Idiot Test: Way Too Funny - CreativeNose2.) Always Up! - AlphaWeb Plus LLP3.) Glass Tower 3 - iDevUA Treelight Limited4.) Eye Check by Boots Opticians - 3 Sided Cube5.) What Is My Number? - Distort Graphics Inc6.) Christmas Advent Calendar: The Best 25 Free Apps - MagicSolver.com Ltd7.) Line Runner - Robert Szeleney8.) Hardest Game Ever - 0.02s - Ming Liang Chien9.) Amazing Breaker Free - Dekovir, Inc10.) Blood & Glory - Glu Games Inc

Top iPad Apps (Paid):

1.) Chess - Mastersoft Mobile Solutions2.) Pages - Apple3.) Extraction: Project Outbreak - Chillingo Ltd4.) GarageBand - Apple5.) The Cube - All3Media International6.) Numbers - Apple7.) Keynote - Apple8.) Minecraft: Pocket Edition - Mojang9.) Zombie Gunship - Limbic Software10.) Infinity Blade - Chair Entertainment Group, LLC

Top iPad Apps (Free):

1.) Blood & Glory - Glu Games Inc2.) Christmas Advent Calendar: The Best 25 Free Apps - MagicSolver.com Ltd3.) iBooks - Apple4.) ITV Player - ITV5.) 4oD Catch Up - Channel 46.) Watch TV Free Live with TVCatchup - GZero Ltd7.) Tap Zoo: Santa's Quest - Pocket Gems, Inc8.) Minecraft: Pocket Edition Lite - Mojang9.) Facebook - Facebook, Inc10.) Snoopy's Street Fair - Beeline Europe


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