Apple announces the best iOS apps and games of 2017

Apple announces the best iOS apps and games of 2017

Not many days are left in 2017. Affinity Photo is also a paid-up front app although Calm is free with an optional subscription.

As per Apple App Store Editors, "Enlight Videoleap" is the 2017 iPhone App of the Year, while "Affinity Photo" emerged as the 2017 iPad App of the Year. Both the games are not freemium titles. The passing year saw a rise in real-time competitive gaming, apps focused on mental health and mindfulness, and apps transforming storytelling and reading.

You'll find the full list on the App Store along with longer lists of the top paid and free apps and games of 2017. In iTunes Movies, the top five movies were Dear Zindagi, Sully, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Hindi Version), Baahubali - The Beginning (Hindi Version), and Raaes. The Bitmoji app, which is used to design avatars, was not even in the top ten previous year.

"Fresh Air" remains the most downloaded podcast of the year.

Apple announces the best iOS apps and games of 2017

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Cobe Li, Huawei's Cooperation and Alliance Director of Consumer Cloud Service Department, Southern Africa, said the APP store is not aiming to compete with the likes of Google Play, but aimed to supplement existing android Apps.

On Apple Music, Drake nabs album of the year with More Life, while Ed Sheeran's Shape of You gets the honors for top song. Other albums in the list are Kendrick Lamar's DAMN, Taylor Swift's Reputation, Ed Sheeran's Divide, and Starboy from The Weeknd. The same Splitter Critters, which is the editor's choice in India, is the iPhone game of the year, whereas The Witness is the iPad game of the year in 2017.

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".

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