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Apple Reveals 2017's Most Popular Apps, Music, Movies, and More
07 December 2017, 06:41 | Brandon Parsons
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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. The Witness was also selected as Game of the Year on the Mac App Store, where Aurora HDR 2018 won in the app category.
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Talking about the top apps, Apple has named Calm, a meditation and sleep app, as the app of the year for the iPhone.
Rather interestingly, the game of the year choices for iPhone and iPad are not freemium titles. Unsurprisingly, Super Mario Run leads Apple's list of USA best-selling mobile games after prevailing in Google's contest for the most downloaded new Android game of the year too.
Apple has also released the usual top charts listings for free and paid apps and games.
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According to Apple, the top song of the year is The Shape of You by Ed Sheeran, while Drake's More Life is the top album. On the iOS 11 App Store, the Today tab has been refreshed this morning with stories about the apps and games that were selected by Apple, featuring interviews with the developers and annotated screenshots. 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.
For movies, the top film was Moana followed by the Stars Was instalment Rogue One. The Cupertino-technology giant notes that 2017 has been a big year for apps and games, thanks to the introduction of Augmented Reality apps and games.
And lastly, computer science was a huge area of interest in 2017, with the top three courses on iTunes U focusing on learning to code and developing apps with Swift.
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