Good news for developers complaining about the clutter of 99-cent iPhone apps.
Apple has introduced a new chart on its App Store, and developers are sure to be pleased. Alongside Top Paid and Top Free apps will be Top Grossing apps.
In other words, applications will be ranked on that chart by the amount of revenue they have generated, which should ensure more expensive apps aren't buried beneath the dozens of popular 99-cent apps, as they are on the current paid chart.
Big games developers and publishers in particular have been crying out for a change on the App Store, to save their expensively-developed titles from being sucked into a price war with cheaper games from indie developers.
The Top Grossing chart wasn't announced during Apple's event tonight, but it's part of the newly-redesigned iTunes Store in Apple's iTunes 9 desktop software - ME was just given a demo and spotted the new chart lurking on the right-hand side.
No news yet on whether this chart is also accessible from the iPhone itself, but we're on the case. The new chart, together with Apple extending its Genius recommendation tech to the App Store - something that we've just seen running on an iPhone - shows the company is responding to developer unrest about cutting through the hurly-burly of 75,000 apps on its store.