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

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

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.

With a press release and special sections featured on its digital storefronts this morning, Apple revealed the most popular apps, games, and media releases of 2017.

Apple's editors also announced their picks for the best apps of the year.

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.

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Here's the full list of the top 20 most downloaded apps, according to Apple. In line with their observation, even on Google, the most popular app in 2016 and 2017, has been a photo editing app, focused on selfies.

On the gaming side, the most popular app should also come as no surprise: Nintendo's Super Mario Run. With no need to use special glasses, users seemed to have adapted quickly to the new trend which was brought about thanks to the iOS 11 update and worked well on all of Apple's recently launched iPhones and iPads. This includes different categories such as casual games, general apps, augmented reality and more.

On Apple Music, Drake's "More Life" was the top album of the year and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" was the top song. Apple said Taylor Swift's new album Reputation has already reached No. 3 on the 2017 USA top album chart, an impressive feat considering it was just released on November 10. "Game of Thrones" unsurprisingly dominated the iTunes TV charts, followed by "The Walking Dead", HBO's "Big Little Lies", NBC's "This Is Us", PBS's "Victoria" and FX's "The Americans".

You can see all the top charts and recommendations in the App Store and iTunes Store now.


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