Cupertino on Thursday unveiled the most popular apps, music, movies, TV Shows, books, and podcasts of 2017 across the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks, and Apple Podcasts. Affinity Photo is also a paid-up front app although Calm is free with an optional subscription. In games, Splitter Critters was the top iPhone pick, and the open-ended exploratory puzzler The Witness was the 2017 iPad Game 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. Unsurprisingly, Super Mario Run leads Apple's list of U.S. best-selling mobile games after prevailing in Google's contest for the most downloaded new Android game of the year too. The most downloaded apps include Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook.
Daily news has proven a popular genre, with new podcasts this year like "The Daily" from the New York Times and "Up First" from NPR charting in the most downloaded podcasts of the year.
Talking about apps, the App Store editors have identified four breakout trends in app culture for 2017. Apple features augmented reality, online realtime mobile games, environmentally-minded apps for sustainable living, and apps to help with parenting.
Moana was the top movie of the year, followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Wonder Woman, Apple said.
For Apple Music, the most popular album was Drake's More Life and Ed Sheeran snagged the most popular song with Shape of You. Despite only releasing November 10, Taylor Swift's new album Reputation has already shot up to third place, hinting TSwift's new album has even more success to come.
Drama is the genre dominating the iTunes TV charts this year, with favourites like "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" topping the year.
You can check out the full list of Apple's top apps and more over at iTunes.