Apple announces the best iOS apps and games of 2017

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"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. Photo-editing app Affinity Photo was Apple's top iPad app of the year and puzzler The Witness was the No. 1 iPad game.

Huawei has announced that it will launch a localised app store in Africa.

According to Apple, the top song of the year is The Shape of You by Ed Sheeran, while Drake's More Life is the top album. Taylor Swift's album "reputation" has already shot up to #3 on the 2017 United States top album charts, despite having only been available for a short period of time.

R. Rahman from "OK Jaanu" was the most popular song, while "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" emerged as the most popular album.

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"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 mental health and mindfulness and apps transforming storytelling and reading", Apple said in a blog post. Unsurprisingly, Super Mario Run leads Apple's list of USA best-selling mobile games after prevailing in Google's contest for the most downloaded new Android game of the year too. Apple Music Up Next 2017 artists Khalid, Daniel Caesar and 6LACK all earned GRAMMY nominations as part of their success this year. The rest of the list was mostly similar to past year.

Similarly to previous annual charts, Apple has revealed top charts for the most popular apps and games of the year too.

Fresh Air is still the most popular podcast, and true crime podcasts are big this year with titles like A Murder On Orchard Street, Dirty John, and S-Town.

A Star Wars Story and Wonder Woman were 2017's top three films in both iTunes and the Play Store. If you wanted to stock up on apps and games, this is a good place to start.