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

Leigh Mccormick
December 8, 2017

Apple just revealed the most popular apps of 2017 and Snap nabbed the top two spots on the list, beating out Facebook, Google, and Netflix.

"Huawei's consumer mobile services in Africa will include an APP store for locally developed games, music, movies, books and other content; we are also planning to launch African themes and cloud storage", says Cobe Li, Huawei Cooperation and Alliance Director of Consumer Cloud Service Dept, Southern Africa. 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. The app has a plethora of tools that provide a ground for layer-based video editing right on the iPhone.

On the iPhone, health and fitness app Calm was crowned the top overall app while Splitter Critters earned game of the year honors.

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The top 4 trends of the year according to Apple were AR, multiplayer games, mental and reading apps. Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Messenger and Instagram were the most popular free apps, while Super Mario Run, 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz and Subway Surfers topped off the list of popular games. See the full charts in the App Store.

This year, Apple has also introduced a new year-end section for the "trends of the year". Ed Sheeran's Shape of You, meanwhile, ranked as this year's top song. Apple said Taylor Swift's new album Reputation has already reached No. 3 on the 2017 U.S. top album chart, an impressive feat considering it was just released on November 10.

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

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