Apple is well on the way to achieving 10 billion total app downloads, thanks to the millions of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users who continue to fill their devices with applications for all manor of purposes.

The company’s website is counting up to the milestone and a this rate it looks like  the 10 billionth app will be downloaded sometime in the next week.

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As you can see in the image above, Apple is running a promotion for that final push – offering a $10,000 iTunes voucher to the person who downloads the 10 millionth app. In UK terms, that equates to about £6,300 in iTunes vouchers – that’s a lot of music / movies /apps.

As part of the countdown to this milestone, Apple has unveiled a page within the iTunes Store that shows the top app downloads of all time. These are broken in to four categories: Top Free iPhone Apps, Top Paid iPhones Apps, Top Free iPad Apps, and Top Paid iPad Apps.

Below, find the full top 10 list for each category. As you will see, the vast majority of the apps are fairly obvious candidates, but there are a few surprising exceptions…

All-Time Top Paid iPhone Apps

  1. Doodle Jump
  2. Tap Tap Revenge 3
  3. Pocket God
  4. Angry Birds
  5. Tap Tap Revenge 2.6
  6. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
  7. Traffic Rush
  8. Tap Tap Revenge Classic
  9. AppBox Pro Alarm
  10. Flight Control

 

All-Time Top Free iPhone Apps

  1. Facebook
  2. Pandora
  3. Google Mobile App
  4. Shazam
  5. Movies by Flixster
  6. The Weather Channel
  7. Google Earth
  8. Bump
  9. Skype
  10. Paper Toss

 

All-Time Top Paid iPad Apps

  1. SoundHound
  2. StickWars
  3. FlightTrack
  4. Backbreaker Football
  5. Calorie Tracker
  6. BlocksClassic
  7. iFart Mobile
  8. GoodReader for iPad
  9. Cro-Mag Rally
  10. Ambiance

 

All-Time Top Free iPad Apps

  1. Pandora
  2. Google Mobile App
  3. Movies by Flixster
  4. Google Earth
  5. Yelp
  6. Fandango Movies
  7. Remote
  8. iBooks
  9. Bible
  10. Solitaire

 

Are there any apps that you expected to see on the list but aren’t? or some on there that you didn’t expect?

There are a few above that surprised us – iFart Mobile?