Apple Reveals 2017's Most Popular Apps, Music, Movies, and More

Apple announces App of the Year, Game of the Year and Best of 2017 top charts

Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017

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. Affinity Photo was chosen as the best iPad app, Aurora HDR 2018 is the best Mac app and ChefsFeed is the #1 Apple TV app.

On the gaming side, the most popular app should also come as no surprise: Nintendo's Super Mario Run.

The Best iPhone App and Game are the meditation app Calm and the puzzle game Splitter Critters. The app has a plethora of tools that provide a ground for layer-based video editing right on the iPhone.

The free iPhone apps top 10 reads like a checklist of obvious downloads, with Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Messenger all featuring, along with Bitmoji - highlighting just how popular emoji-based conversation has become.

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

Fresh Air continues to dominate the iTunes' podcast chart, but 2017 has also seen a rise in daily news podcasts, with podcasts like The New York Times's The Daily and Up First from NPR jumping into the most downloaded list.

Talking about apps, the App Store editors have identified four breakout trends in app culture for 2017.

To begin with, on Apple Music, Drake topped album of the year with More Life, while Ed Sheeran's Shape of You got top song honors. Taylor's Swift album Reputation is already the number 3 best-selling album for 2017, despite debuting only a few weeks ago. If you've been keeping up with the App Store regularly throughout 2017, numerous top apps and games should look familiar to you, but there are some surprises as well.

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

You can check out the full list of Apple's top apps and more over at iTunes.

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