UPDATE December 7, 2017

Apple reveals 2017’s most popular apps, music, movies and more

Ed Sheeran and “Moana,” Among Most Popular Entertainment Choices

Apple has unveiled its 2017 charts and trends, celebrating the most popular apps, music, and movies, across the App Store, Apple Music and iTunes.
Editors and curators from Apple Music, App Store and iTunes highlight great content from indie artists and developers from around the globe.


Drake continues his music dominance, with “More Life” topping the album charts.
On Apple Music, Ed Sheeran tops album of the year with “÷” while Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” gets top song honors. Amr Diab’s album “معدي الناس” has shot up to #3 on the 2017 Arab World top album charts. Apple Music Up Next 2017 artists Khalid, Daniel Caesar and 6LACK all earned GRAMMY nominations as part of their success this year  
Zane Lowe, Beats 1 creative director and host, covers the Apple Music trends of 2017.


App Store editors identify four breakout trends in app culture for 2017: the introduction of AR (augmented reality) apps and games, the rise of real-time competitive gaming, apps focused on mindfulness and apps transforming how we access streaming services.
Editorial App and Game of the Year Selections
2017 iPhone App of the Year: Enlight Videoleap
2017 iPhone Game of the Year: Splitter Critters
2017 iPad App of the Year: Affinity Photo
2017 iPad Game of the Year: The Witness
App Charts
iPhone users running iOS 11 will view iPhone charts below; iPad users running iOS 11 will view iPad charts.

iTunes Movies

“Moana” was this year’s most watched movie.
The top movie of the year was “Moana,” followed by “Trolls” and “The Boss Baby.” 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.”

iTunes U

It’s never been easier to learn something new.
Computer science was a huge area of interest in 2017, with the top three courses on iTunes U focusing on learning to code and developing apps with Swift. Popular courses this year covered the breadth of human curiosity, from the language of music to human emotions to personal finance to machine learning.

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