Top Free in App Store

dictoresno

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it was probably taking into consideration how those apple apps are "free" for new buyer, so its incorporating them into the free section too just for ranking.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Saw a few non-Apple apps with a price in the top free section recently as well.
 

adam044

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Jan 24, 2012
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From all the iPhone activations from Christmas people get them free with the new device so that's why they are there.
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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Saw a few non-Apple apps with a price in the top free section recently as well.
This normally happens with app I the week. It gets thrown into the top 10 during the free period then the price gets reapplied and for a few days it stays top 10 in the free section.

As for the apple apps that's purely because the apps are free with new iOS device activations.
 
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