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Free iPhone Apps Fill One Third of Top-Grossing Apps Charts

Free iPhone Apps Fill One Third of Top-Grossing Apps Charts


Apple [AAPL] started up the in-app purchase features.GigaOM decided to have a look at the top 100 grossing apps today to see what was there and after checking through the list.

They found that 34 apps out of the 100 were listed as being free and managed to be added to the top 100 grossing apps due to the in-app purchases that they allowed.

Just a quick glance on the screen shot above shows that the top 5 contains 2 free apps.

These kinds of apps are labeled as “freemium” apps. Out of all apps in the app store, only a small percentage actually use this business model .

But, it appears that with some of them making up the top 100 grossing apps, that its a very successful business model to be used.

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