Apple reveals 2017's best apps, games, movies, music and more

Apple reveals 2017's best apps, games, movies, music and more

Apple reveals 2017's best apps, games, movies, music and more

Cupertino on Thursday unveiled the most popular apps, music, movies, TV Shows, books, and podcasts of 2017 across the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks, and Apple Podcasts.

Apple's editors also announced their picks for the best apps of the year. The App Store team noted four rising trends for 2017, including the introduction of augmented reality apps with iOS 11, a rise of real-time competitive gaming, and an increased focus on mental health and mindfulness as well as storytelling and reading.

The Best iPhone App and Game are the meditation app Calm and the puzzle game Splitter Critters.

Snap may have had a rough year, but you wouldn't know it from the App Store charts.

Super Mario Run tops the most downloaded games chart, followed by 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz, Word Cookies and Subway Surfers.

While Snapchat was the most downloaded app of 2016, it slipped to the number two position this year, with Snap-owned Bitmoji taking top honors. Apple says that the top apps of the year 2017 were WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, PayTm, Messenger, SHAREit, Instagram, Google Maps, Uber, Hotstar, Amazon, Ola cabs, Gmail, Wynk, MyJio, My Airtel, Google Chrome, Flipkart, Snapchat and imo video calls and chat.

Taylor Swift's album "reputation" has already shot up to number three on the 2017 USA top album charts, despite having only been available for a short period of time.

In the movie category, Moana led the way followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Wonder Woman.

Drama is the genre dominating the iTunes TV charts this year, with favourites like "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" topping the year.

For paid games, Ellen DeGeneres' Heads Up! was the most popular for the third year in a row.

If you want to see the full lists, just load up iTunes or the App Store and you'll see it all on the front page.

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