Top iPhone apps: standalone YouTube app tops charts

The recently released standalone Google YouTube app, which boasts improved features, interface and account management options, tops Apple's free iPhone apps charts around the world. Details of this and other iPhone apps by country* for the week recorded on October 1 can be found below.

01.   USA
YouTube (photo and video)
The introduction of iOS 6 heralded the introduction of this new, standalone, Google YouTube app on September 11. The app boasts more features than its predecessor and can be personalized to a high degree to suit the needs of the user and enables users to manage their YouTube account with more ease.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8 

02.   UK
YouTube (photo and video)
See "YouTube"
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8

03.   France
YouTube (photo and video)
See "YouTube"
http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8

04.   Canada
YouTube (photo and video)
See "YouTube"
 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/youtube/id544007664?l=fr&mt=8

05.   Japan
YouTube (photo and video)
See "YouTube"
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8

06.   Australia
YouTube (photo and video)
See "YouTube"
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8

07.   Germany
YouTube (photo and video)
See "YouTube"
http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8

08.   China
iSlash (games)
Players of this fun puzzle application have to "slash" their way through 180 levels, avoiding flying ninja stars and ghosts as they take on other players around the world in a battle to be top of the scoreboard.
http://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/islash/id388130466?mt=8

09.   Italy
YouTube (photo and video)
See "YouTube"
http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8

10.   Korea
애니팡 for Kakao (games)
This fun application challenges players to pair as many cute cartoon animals together as they can in 60 seconds. Players can compete with friends in their contact lists to see who gets the highest score.
http://itunes.apple.com/kr/app/aenipang-for-kakao/id545263568?mt=8

*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iOS devices have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on Admob's April 2010 estimate of the worldwide iOS User Distribution.

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