Drake, Moana Top Apple Charts in 2017

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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.

As in previous years, the company's App Store editors have selected the best apps and games of the year for every software platform - iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

Rather interestingly, the game of the year choices for iPhone and iPad are not freemium titles.

The Best iPhone App and Game are the meditation app Calm and the puzzle game Splitter Critters. In line with their observation, even on Google, the most popular app in 2016 and 2017, has been a photo editing app, focused on selfies. Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Messenger and Instagram were the most popular free apps, while Super Mario Run, 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz and Subway Surfers topped off the list of popular games. NPR's "Fresh Air" remained in the top podcast spot for 2017, with Apple noting that daily news podcasts like New York Times' "The Daily" and NPR's "UP First" also made the charts, along with true crime podcasts being popular with listeners. This features the most interesting and important apps, games and trends in app culture.


In the movie category, Moana led the way followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Wonder Woman.

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

Drake's More Life was the No. 1 album of the year, Apple said, while Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" was the most listened-to song. Taylor Swift's latest album, Reputation, has already reached the third spot on the 2017 United States top album charts despite having just launched on November 10.

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 see the full USA list here.

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