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Apple Announces Top Grossing Apps and Games of 2019

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2019 is coming to an end and Apple’s recent event, as expected, was not just about the announcement of new hardware. Instead, it was about shedding some light on the year’s most stand out apps across various platforms including iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

Here is the list of the top apps on various categories and platforms;

  • iPhone App of the Year: Spectre Camera by Lux Optics
  • iPad App of the Year: Flow by Moleskine by Moleskine
  • Mac App of the Year: Affinity Publisher by Serif Labs
  • Apple TV App of the Year: The Explorers by The Explorers Network
  • iPhone Game of the Year: “Sky: Children of the Light” by thatgamecompany
  • iPad Game of the Year: “Hyper Light Drifter” by Abylight S.L.
  • Mac Game of the Year: “GRIS” by Devolver / Nomada Studio
  • Apple TV Game of the Year: “Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap” by DotEmu
  • Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Sayonara Wild Hearts” by Simogo

As you’d expect, TikTok is also achieving milestones even in the App store. Last year the app clinched the 16th position in the top-grossing list of apps. This year, TikTok has climbed 12 spots up to become the fourth most downloaded iPhone app. But still, YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat continue to claim the first, second, and third place, respectively.

Other notable tidbits in the report also included the trendy apps of the year where BlockBusters Reborn was recognized as the Game Trend of the Year while Story Telling Simplified crowned as the App Trend of the Year.

Top Free iPhone Apps

  1. YouTube
  2. Instagram
  3. Snapchat
  4. TikTok – Make Your Day
  5. Messenger
  6. Gmail – Email by Google
  7. Netflix
  8. Facebook
  9. Google Maps – Transit & Food
  10. Amazon – Shopping made easy

Top Paid iPad Apps

  1. Procreate
  2. Notability
  3. GoodNotes 5
  4. Duet Display
  5. Toca Hair Salon 3
  6. Toca Life: Neighborhood
  7. XtraMath
  8. PDF Expert 7: PDF Editor
  9. LumaFusion
  10. Affinity Designer

Top Free iPhone Games

  1. Mario Kart Tour
  2. Color Bump 3D
  3. aquapark.io
  4. Call of Duty: Mobile
  5. BitLife – Life Simulator
  6. Polysphere – art of puzzle
  7. Wordscapes
  8. Fortnite
  9. Roller Splat!
  10. AMAZE!!

Top Paid iPhone Games

  1. Minecraft
  2. Heads Up!
  3. Plague Inc.
  4. Bloons TD 6
  5. Geometry Dash
  6. Rebel Inc.
  7. The Game of Life
  8. Stardew Valley
  9. Bloons TD 5
  10. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Top Free iPad Games

  1. Roblox
  2. aquapark.io
  3. Paper.io 2
  4. Color Bump 3D
  5. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
  6. Fortnite
  7. Polysphere – art of puzzle
  8. Wordscapes
  9. Tiles Hop – EDM Rush
  10. Helix Jump

Top Paid iPad Games

  1. Minecraft
  2. Geometry Dash
  3. Bloons TD 6
  4. Plague Inc.
  5. Amazing Frog?
  6. Stardew Valley
  7. The Game of Life
  8. Heads Up!
  9. Terraria
  10. Bendy and the Ink Machine

About author

Alvin Wanjala has been writing about technology for over 2 years(and counting). He writes about different topics in the consumer tech space. He loves streaming music, programming, and gaming during downtimes.
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