Apple has changed the number of apps displayed in the "Top Charts" section of the iOS App Store, reports TechCrunch. Rather than displaying the top 300 apps in a given section, only the top 150 apps are displayed on the Paid, Free, and Top Grossing charts.
The change was implemented several days ago and has largely gone under the radar, but it does leave half as many apps available for discovery via the Top Charts, a fairly significant change. Apple's desktop iTunes App Store continues to display the top 200 apps.
While it is unclear why the iOS App Store is now displaying fewer apps in its Top Charts, the shift follows an earlier change to the App Store rankings designed to promote better app discovery.
According to Appsfire CEO Ouriel Ohayon, the change will not impact developers in as the bottom Top Chart listings did not have a significant impact on app downloads.
Top Rated Comments
Sure we do. Top 100 rarely change so need to go further to see newer content.
I am absolutely positive that the scrolling list that makes up the main body of the app is an instance of apple's own UITableView class. It dynamically allocates and recycles individual cells (lines of text/icons) on a per needed basis. The app would be just as responsive if the table had 100 or 1 million entries in it.
Performance is definitely not the issue here.
iOS 6.1 is two version behind...
That doesn't help when looking at the most popular apps.