Apple unveils best Apps, Music, Movies, and TV Shows for 2017

Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017

Apple Posts 'Best of 2017' Lists on App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes

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.

As in previous years, the company's App Store editors have selected the best apps and games of the year for every software platform - iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Affinity Photo is also a paid-up front app although Calm is free with an optional subscription.

The company on Thursday released its year-end list of top USA apps for iPhones and iPads.

Apple's iPad game of the year is The Witness, a handsome single-person puzzle game.

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Apple's iPhone game of the year is Splitter Critters, a creative and cute puzzler in which players navigate the game's two dimensional world by ripping it apart and pasting it back together.

iOS apps are not only limited to the iPhone as Apple also took the time to list the best selling apps on their iPad tablet.

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. The most downloaded apps include Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook. 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz, and Word Cookies rounded out the top five games of 2017. You can see the full United States list here. Apple features augmented reality, online realtime mobile games, environmentally-minded apps for sustainable living, and apps to help with parenting. Despite Reputation being dropped on November 10, 2017, Taylor Swift's latest studio album launched itself to the number three slot in Apple's most downloaded album of 2017.

A Star Wars Story and Wonder Woman were 2017's top three films in both iTunes and the Play Store. "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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