Apple reveals its best apps and games of 2019

Apple celebrates the best apps and games of 2019

iPhone App of the Year went to Spectre Camera, a photography app that uses AI software to create long-exposure shots.

On the iPad, Flow by Moleskine won the best app of the year, offering an "elegant digital notebook" experience for iPad owners.

In its Best Games of 2019 picks, Apple named Thatgamecompany's social adventure game Sky: Children of the Light as iPhone game of the year, while Abylight's retro-style Hyper Light Drifter was given the same accolade for iPad.

According to Apple, the App Store is the world's safest and most vibrant app marketplace, with over half a billion people visiting each week. Gris, which is quite an unique game, was awarded the best game for Mac while The Dragon's Trap was the Apple TV game of the year. And, Sayonara Wild Hearts took the title of Apple Arcade game of the year.

Apple's Phil Schiller said, "The 2019 App Store Best Apps and Games winners reflect our global desire for connection, creativity and fun".

You can find the rest of the Best of 2019 apps here.

Like previous year, Apple's App Store editorial team highlighted two App Store trends too. In other words, new games were developed for the mobile platform, which were based on iconic titles on console gaming. The Game Trend of the Year was 'Blockbusters Reimagined,' which highlighted well-known game franchises reimagined for mobile like Mario Kart Tour, Dr. Mario World, Minecraft Earth, Pokémon Masters, Assassin's Creed Rebellion, Gears POP! The 2019 App Trend of the Year was 'Storytelling Simplified,' with Apple featuring apps focused on telling stories through a wide range of media, spotlighting Anchor, Canva, Unfold, Steller, Spark Camera, Over, and Wattpad.

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