Following Google’s announcement of best apps and games of 2017, Apple today has released their own list of best apps and games of 2017. But this year Apple has taken a little different approach for releasing the list. Instead of releasing the list in the form a blog post which they generally do, this year Apple utilized the Today Card section inside the App Store to showcase the apps and games which it considers as the best of 2017. However, one thing to note here is that the best apps and games might differ from country to country, so the apps I mention here might not be the one you see in the App Store on your device.

Best Game Of 2017 (iPhone)

  1. Splitter Critters: India and US

Best App Of 2017 (iPhone)

  1. Calm: United States
  2. Enlight Videolap: India

Best Game Of 2017 (iPad)

  1. The Witness: United States
  2. Old Man’s Journey: India

Best App Of 2017 (iPad)

  1. Affinity Photo: India and US

As you can see, most of the apps on Apple’s list are one-time paid apps. Of all the apps and games mentioned above, Calm is the only one which follows the subscription-based pricing structure. This is great as most of the top rated games in the App Store are freemium games and it’s good to see Apple giving love to developers launching a one-time paid app which everybody prefers.

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Apart from the best apps and games list, Apple also released a list of the most downloaded apps and games of the year:

Most Downloaded Apps of 2017

  1. Bitmoji
  2. Snapchat
  3. YouTube
  4. Messenger
  5. Facebook

Most Downloaded Games Of 2017

  1. Super Mario Run
  2. 8 Ball Pool
  3. Snake VS Block
  4. Ballz
  5. Subway Surfer
  6. Word Cookies

One unique section introduced by Apple was the Trends of the year which showcased the most interesting apps and games of the year. The list features AR apps and games, online real-time mobile games, environmental apps, among others. Some of the apps in Trends of the year list include apps like Magicplan, My Very Hungry Caterpillar, Follow Me Dragon, and more.

Well, I hope that you enjoyed the best apps and games list by Apple. If you want to check out any app on the list just click on the links. Also, do share with us your favorite apps and games of 20177.