It was today that Apple presented their best of 2018 lists, where they begin to highlight their best apps, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books and audiobooks which have “shaped entertainment and culture all around the world in this current year”.
As noted by Apple, the App Trend of the Year is “Self-Care”, which features apps like Fabulous, Shine, and Calm. The Game Trend of the Year was, unsuprisingly, “Battle Royale styled gaming”, named because of the popularity of the apps like Fortnite and PUBG.
Apple’s other top app and game lists are below, with Apple offering up separate winners for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.
- Apple TV Game of the Year – Alto’s Odyssey
- Apple TV App of the Year – Sweat
- Mac Game of the Year – The Gardens Between
- Mac App of the Year – Pixelmator Pro
- iPad Game of the Year – Gorogoa
- iPad App of the Year – Froggipedia
- iPhone Game of the Year – Donut County
- iPhone App of the Year – Procreate Pocket
Apple named Drake as the top artist of the year, while “I Like It” from Cardi B was named the song of the year. Kacey Musgraves “Golden Hour” album was named album of then year, while Juice WRLD took the breakout artist of the year title.
As for movies, Apple named “Annihilation”, “Black” Panther, “Crrazy Rich Asians” and “Eighth Grade” as some of the best movies of the year, while “The Americans”, “Atlanta”, “The Good Place”, and “The Handmaid’s Tale” were named some of the best TV shows.
Apple’s full newsroom article had a complete list of winners for each of it’s own services, along with top charts and other data that’s worth checking out if your looking for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books and apps that you may have missed in 2018.