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

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WITH the year almost done Apple has picked out what it thinks are the best apps and games of 2017, highlighting one app and one game for iPhone and the same for iPad, a technology site, techrader reported.

Moving to the iPad, Apple has named excellent photo editing app Affinity Photo as app of the year, while the title for best game goes to first person puzzle-exploration game The Witness.

With 328 million users across the globe, the Huawei Mobile Service platform is coming to Africa, with the planned launch of a pre-installed localised APP store on Huawei devices. Taylor's Swift album Reputation is already the number 3 best-selling album for 2017, despite debuting only a few weeks ago.

Not many days are left in 2017. The passing year saw a rise in real-time competitive gaming, apps focused on mental health and mindfulness, and apps transforming storytelling and reading.

Meanwhile, Super Mario Run was the top free iPhone game of 2017, followed by 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz, Word Cookies!, Subway Surfers, Episode ft.

"Apple Music Up Next 2017 artists Khalid, Daniel Caesar and 6LACK all earned GRAMMY nominations as part of their success this year", the iPhone maker said.

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A Star Wars Story and Wonder Woman were 2017's top three films in both iTunes and the Play Store. The rest of the list was mostly similar to a year ago.

This year, people have been really digging Drake's More Life album, NPR's Fresh Air podcast, and the movie Moana, according to new data from Apple.

Similarly to previous annual charts, Apple has revealed top charts for the most popular apps and games of the year too.

This year's iBooks fiction charts were filled with titles adapted into TV shows including "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Big Little Lies", as well as "feel-good" fiction such as "Before We Were Yours".

Apple has also released the usual top charts listings for free and paid apps and games.

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