Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017

Apple announces App of the Year, Game of the Year and Best of 2017 top charts

Apple says that the top apps of the year 2017 were WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, PayTm, Messenger, SHAREit, Instagram, Google Maps, Uber, Hotstar, Amazon, Ola cabs, Gmail, Wynk, MyJio, My Airtel, Google Chrome, Flipkart, Snapchat and imo video calls and chat.

"Huawei's consumer mobile services in Africa will include an app store for locally-developed games, music, movies, books, and other content", the company said. Also mentioned is that Splitter Critters is the year's best gaming app.

The Witness is a puzzle game available at $9.99 for both the iPad and iPhone.

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In addition to the curated lists from its editors, Apple also shared the lists of the most downloaded apps and content of the year.

To make the classification of what its App Store users loved the most this year, Apple divided these into 4 major trends.

While Snapchat was the most downloaded app of 2016, it slipped to the number two position this year, with Snap-owned Bitmoji taking top honors. With no need to use special glasses, users seemed to have adapted quickly to the new trend which was brought about thanks to the iOS 11 update and worked well on all of Apple's recently launched iPhones and iPads.

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Second, the App Store also saw a substantial rise in hyper-casual games. Apple adds that in the US, Drake leads the Album of the year on Apple Music with "More Life". Apple said Taylor Swift's new album Reputation has already reached No. 3 on the 2017 USA top album chart, an impressive feat considering it was just released on November 10. Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory and Rick and Morty topped the iTunes TV charts this year.

You can see all the top charts and recommendations in the App Store and iTunes Store now.

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