The year of 2013 has been approaching its end, and for the tech industry, it bought many changes and many new product releases. Same goes for mobile apps too, as we’ve seen many new apps become popular. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has recently published its “Best of 2013” page on iTunes Store, and this dedicated page is surely worth a look if you want to know the best apps for iPhone and iPad of the year 2013. And believe us, you don’t want to miss these top apps.

The page includes digital content separated by categories such as iOS apps, music, podcasts, movies, and books. There’s also an Editor’s Pick in some categories like apps and album of the year.

iPhone Apps

Candy Crush Saga, not shockingly, is the top free downloaded app on both iPhone and iPad this year. This app is also a top grossing app for 2013 on iPhone and iPad, as it’s free and relies on in-app purchases for revenue. This addictive game is surely sending big bucks to its developer – King, all thanks to its in-app purchases.

Minecraft – Pocket Edition took the top spot on both iPhone and iPad in the paid app category, although it didn’t made it in the list of top 15 grossing apps. Social media apps have always remained the top most downloaded apps, but not this time. This time we’ve got to see only Facebook in the top 10 free apps. Surprisingly, Twitter is not in the list and it didn’t appeared in any of the top 10 list. Vine, the video sharing app by Twitter stands 4th in the top free apps on iPhone.

Based on this list, we can come to the conclusion that iPad is primarily used for gaming, and gambling (as many top grossing apps are related to gambling). The three games that made it to the top free iPad apps list are: Candy Crush Saga, Temple Run 2, and Despicable Me: Minion Rush. The top paid iPad app lists include a total of seven apps. Talking is boring, and that’s why let’s take a look at the top iPhone and iPad apps of 2013. Here we go!

Best Free & Paid iPad & iPhone Apps of 2013

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Top Free iPhone Apps, Top Free iPad Apps
Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Saga
YouTube, YouTube
Temple Run 2, Temple Run 2
Vine, Calculator for iPad Free
Google Maps, Skype for iPad
Snapchat, Netflix
Instagram, Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Facebook, iBooks
Pandora Radio, Facebook
Despicable Me: Minion Rush, The Weather Channel for iPad
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Top Paid iPhone Apps, Top Paid iPad Apps
Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Minecraft – Pocket Edition
Heads Up!, Pages
Temple Run: Oz, Temple Run: Oz
Angry Birds Star Wars, Plants vs. Zombies HD
Plague Inc., Angry Birds Star Wars HD
Afterlight, Notability
Free Music Download Pro – Mp3 Downloader, Angry Birds Star Wars II
Bloons TD 5, iMovie
Sleep Cycle alarm clock, The Room
Plants vs. Zombies, Bad Piggies HD

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So that’s it. Which is your favorite app / game of this year? Share your thoughts in the comments below.