Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017

Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017

Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017

Apple has unveiled its 2017 charts and trends, celebrating the most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks and Apple Podcasts.

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

In addition to the curated lists from its editors, Apple also shared the lists of the most downloaded apps and content of the year. While you're at it, we also have our lists of the best iPhone apps and the best iPhone games as well.

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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. Super Mario Run was the most popular free game of 2017, while Heads Up and Minecraft were recognized as the most popular paid ones. Apple features augmented reality, online realtime mobile games, environmentally-minded apps for sustainable living, and apps to help with parenting. Disney's Moana was the most-watched movie, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "Wonder Woman" coming in as runners-up.

In music, two names reign supreme with Drake's More Life and Ed Sheeran's Shape of You taking the awards for top album and top song, respectively. Taylor's Swift album Reputation is already the number 3 best-selling album for 2017, despite debuting only a few weeks ago. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead were the top TV shows of the year while NPR's Fresh Air was the most downloaded podcast.

Finally, iTunes U saw a bumper year, with computer science courses being amongst the most popular, with the top three apps focusing on learning to code and developing apps - certainly a handy thing for iTunes to teach users.

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