Interest in content-related apps for the tablet device. Among the top 10 free downloads were apps for iBooks, Netflix, ABC Player, Weatherbug, Weather Channel, The Wall Street Journal, NYT Editors’ Choice and NPR. In contrast, among the current top 10 apps for the iPhone, eight were game or entertainment related.
Among paid iPad apps, only one media offering made the grade: Time Magazine’s April 12 issue (on Steve Jobs and the iPad), which sells for $4.99. On the iPhone, the only comparison is the recently price-reduced WolframAlpha app which came in at number two, though it is a reference tool, not a news app.