Ad blockers rule the top of Apple download charts

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Update Friday, September 18 11 a.m.: Peace developer Marco Arment has now pulled the app from the Apple store because of his new misgivings about the way it indiscriminately blocks ads.

The people have spoken: mobile ads suck.

On Thursday, apps to block advertising were numbers 1, 3 and 6 on the most downloaded list kept by Apple. The surge came the day after Apple's iOS9 update made it possible for iPhone users to enable them with the Safari browser for the first time.

Newly released apps like Peace, Crystal and Purify have cracked the top ten on the App Store's most-downloaded chart. When enabled in the Settings menu, they shield Safari users from the pop-ups, auto-play videos, trackers and other types of mobile advertising that can weigh down loading speeds and clutte

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