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. It has also announced most popular apps, music, movies and more ... The game is available for free. In Canada, Affinity Photo has won the title of the iPad app of the year, whereas Old Man's Journey has surfaced as the iPad game of the year. Pool simulation 8 Ball Pool was close behind at #2, followed by Snake VS Block, Ballz, and Word Cookies!
Apple highlights hat 2017 has been a "big year" for apps, games, and trends in app culture.
The top free iPhone apps of the year included lots of usual suspects: Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Google Maps, Netflix, Spotify, and Uber. As we previously noted, Bitmoji has seen explosive growth over the a year ago and a half as it's steadily integrated the app's customizable emoji into Snapchat.
"We want to partner with innovation incubators to support local developers and bring their content onto our platform, this is part of our long term strategy to build up our localised content inventory", said Li.
Huawei Nova 2s launched with four cameras and 18:9 display
Instead of the latest Kirin 970 AI-powered chipset, the device packs the last-gen Kirin 960 octa-core processor. Delivering an aspect ratio of 18:9, the smartphone will weigh about 169 grams and measure 156.9 x 75.1 x 7.5mm.
For Apple Music, the most popular album was Drake's More Life and Ed Sheeran snagged the most popular song with Shape of You. 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.
Finally, the top movie of the year was "Moana", followed by "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "Wonder Woman." iTunes is leading the charge toward 4K HDR content, with most of the top charting movies already available in 4K HDR as well as classics and holiday favorites like the Harry Potter series, "Home Alone", "Office Christmas Party" and "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas".
You can check out the full list of Apple's top apps and more over at iTunes.