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Apple unveils ‘Best of 2016’

Apple has unveiled Best of 2016 lists, celebrating the most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iBooks.

The Apple’s Best of 2016 highlights the talented artists, storytellers and developers who are entertaining Apple customers around the world, showcasing editorial selections and top-selling and most downloaded charts.


Drake tops the Apple Music song and album charts

Drake dominates the top song and album spots with “One Dance” and Views respectively, while the Hamilton soundtrack is also a top-selling album on Apple Music.

Adele’s 25, Rihanna’s ANTI and Frank Ocean’s Blonde have made the still as music fans still cannot get enough of them, while the Chainsmokers have two of their top 10 songs this year.

The Beats 1 team will be counting down the biggest songs on the station in 2016 with a special Best of Beats 1 show on December 7. The playlist will also be available on Apple Music and feature Christine And The Queens, Kiiara, The 1975, Kanye West, Solange, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled and more.


App and game deliver incredible experiences to Apple customers

App Store reveals the App of the Year picks for 201 including Prisma for iPhone, Sketchbook Motion for iPad, Twitter for Apple TV, MySwimPro – Personal Swim Trainer for Apple Watch and Bear for Mac.

Game of the Year selections include Clash Royale for iPhone, Severed for iPad, Riptide GP: Renegade for Apple TV, Field Day for Apple Watch and Life Is Strange for Mac.


Snapchat is the most downloaded free iPhone app, while the craze of the summer, Pokémon GO, unsurprisingly lands on both the iPhone and iPad charts.

The top paid iPhone apps cover a range of categories with FaceTune, Heads Up!, 7 Minute Workout Challenge, KIMOJI, Geometry Dash and Face Swap Live among the top 10.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the most downloaded paid iPad app, while YouTube is the top free iPad app.


“Moonlight” by Barry Jenkins recognised as Best New Filmmaker.

The editors of iTunes Movies recognize inventive films like La La Land, Moonlight and Sing Street, and the top-selling charts feature huge blockbuster hits from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Deadpool to Spotlight and The Hateful Eight.

iTunes highlights the year’s excellent TV series

iTunes TV’s top editorial picks include longtime favorites Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Downton Abbey. This also groundbreaking shows like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Atlanta.


Podcasts draw loyal followings.

Podcasts hit an impressive milestone in 2016 as Apple listeners consumed over 10 billion downloads and streams over the past 12 months. Fresh Air from NPR is the top downloaded podcast of the year.


iBooks include power drawings

This year’s editorial selections on iBooks include powerful titles, such as Homegoing, Evicted, Born to Run and If I Was Your Girl.

The Girl on the Train is the top-seller in fiction and audiobooks, while readers continue to be moved by When Breath Becomes Air, the best-selling nonfiction title.

The Best of 2016 spotlights the fan-favorite entertainment that Apple customers couldn’t get enough of this year, and celebrated the breadth and depth of creativity across the App Store, iTunes and iBooks.




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