iTunes most wanted apps, music and movies in 2017 Tech News Previous Article It is fast. It is expensive. It is the new iMac Pro! Next Article Apple gets Shazam for reported $400 million! Typography Font Size Default Reading Mode Share This Drake, “Moana” and “Big Little Lies” among most popular entertainment choices. 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. Read also: Direct by Instagram is the new rival of private messenger apps Editors and curators from Apple Music, App Store and iTunes highlight great content from indie artists and developers from around the globe. MusicOn Apple Music, Drake tops album of the year with “More Life,” while Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” gets top song honors. Taylor Swift’s album “reputation” has already shot up to #3 on the 2017 US top album charts, despite having only been available for a short period of time. Apple Music Up Next 2017 artists Khalid, Daniel Caesar and 6LACK all earned GRAMMY nominations as part of their success this year. AppsApp 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 mental health and mindfulness and apps transforming storytelling and reading. Remember IKEA Place uses AR to see how furniture will look and fit in your home. Clash Royale mixes things up with a popular 2x2 team battle and events like Touchdown mode while popular meditation app Calm received major updates this year. Editorial App and Game of the Year Selections2017 iPhone App of the Year: Calm2017 iPhone Game of the Year: Splitter Critters2017 iPad App of the Year: Affinity Photo2017 iPad Game of the Year: The Witness App ChartsiPhone users running iOS 11 will view iPhone charts below; iPad users running iOS 11 will view iPad charts.Top Apps ChartsTop Games Charts iTunes MoviesThe top movie of the year was “Moana,” followed by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Wonder Woman.” 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 TVDrama is the genre dominating the iTunes TV charts this year, with favorites like “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” topping the year. New series driving the charts this year were HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” PBS’s “Victoria” and FX’s “The Americans.” Apple Podcasts“Fresh Air” remains the most downloaded podcast of the year. 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. True crime continues to drive listenership with top shows like “A Murder On Orchard Street,” “Dirty John” and “S-Town.” BooksThis year’s iBooks fiction charts were filled with titles adapted into TV shows including “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Big Little Lies,” as well as “feel-good” fiction such as “Before We Were Yours.” “Hillbilly Elegy” topped the nonfiction charts, leading a wave of titles on current events and politics. iTunes UComputer 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. Source: apple.com The article is powered by Gravity Ventures Incubator We are supported by... Gravity Incubator - Startup now and build your disruptive venture - Apply Today! RiseTech Media - Growth hack your startup or business the right way! #CytaSmartcity - Learn more and register for the 1st CYTA SmartCity CrowdHackathon in Cyprus. apple itunes international tech news Previous Article It is fast. It is expensive. It is the new iMac Pro! Next Article Apple gets Shazam for reported $400 million!