Apple Shares the 'Best of 2018' Highlighting Top Apps, Games, Music, TV Shows, Movies and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today presented its best of 2018 lists, highlighting the apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, and audiobooks that "shaped entertainment and culture around the world this year."

    Apple shares its top lists for the App Store, iTunes Store, and more each and every year, and this year's lists are available via the Apple Newsroom.


    According to Apple, the App Trend of the Year is "Self-Care," featuring wellness apps like Fabulous, Shine, and Calm. The Game Trend of the Year was, unsurprisingly, "Battle Royale-style gaming" so named because of the popularity of 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.

    [*]iPhone App of the Year - Procreate Pocket
    [*]iPhone Game of the Year - Donut County
    [*]iPad App of the Year - Froggipedia
    [*]iPad Game of the Year - Gorogoa
    [*]Mac App of the Year - Pixelmator Pro
    [*]Mac Game of the Year - The Gardens Between
    [*]Apple TV App of the Year - Sweat
    [*]Apple TV Game of the Year - Alto's Odyssey

    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," "Crazy 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 has a complete list of the winners for each of its services, along with top charts and other data that's worth checking out if you're looking for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, and apps you might have missed in 2018.

    Article Link: Apple Shares the 'Best of 2018' Highlighting Top Apps, Games, Music, TV Shows, Movies and More
  2. KPandian1, Dec 3, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018

    KPandian1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2013
    The "Good Place" is a very deep show, well portrayed by seemingly shallow characters. The one NBC show worth its time.
  3. Cosmosent, Dec 3, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018

    Cosmosent macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2016
    La Jolla, CA
    AAPL would have been wiser to promote ten or so UN-known apps & games !

    They could call it "The Best UN-Known Apps & Games" list.
  4. R10k macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2017
    Pixelmator Pro isn’t worthy of much attention...

    But Annihilation is an amazing movie.
  5. Mars56, Dec 4, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 4, 2018

    Mars56 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2018
    Annihilation was a fun movie, Handmaids Tale is neat, most of the apps and music I don't care for, but they have their measures, I guess...
  6. dilbert99 macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    In this day and age of streaming, I don't get paying $3.49 for a tv show.

    I get more shows that I can watch on Netflix, and if I were to watch at least 1 episode a day on average, at $13.99 a month, or $0.46 AUD an episode.
  7. frou macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2009
    Bit of a snooze fest on the Mac this year, then?

    Pixelmator Pro is hardly any different to Pixelmator, which itself is an old app now.
  8. 4jasontv macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2011
    Why is it so hard to view the Mac App Store on my iPhone?

    Also, I’ve never heard of some of these podcasts. You want a good podcast check out Sawbones or Dear Hank and John.
  9. Blackstick macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2014
    Sunny South Florida
  10. charleswhalley macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2004
    Peterborough, England
    Snoozefest - that is an understatement. Looking forward to the highlights of hardware - oh silly me - there aren't any!!!!
  11. MakeAppleAwesomeAgain macrumors newbie


    Nov 21, 2016
    Ladies and gentleman, iPad app of the year:

    What’s a computer?
  12. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Procreate Pocket sounds like a fertility tracking app.
  13. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    was he not "black" enough for you Mac Rumors?
  14. TheYellowAudi macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2008
    DFW, but could be anywhere on the planet.
    Really? Cardi B had song of the year.....that's the best??? We're doomed.
  15. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    The only ones I agree with to my taste are "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Americans".
    CardiB? REALLY?
  16. Nagy Dávid macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    How can they choose something with a rating of 3.8? They clearly do not listen to their costumers.
  17. travelsheep macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2013
    Pixelmator Pro is so beautiful, really has a true "Mac" experience to it. I love it!
  18. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    My wife and I started watching The Good Place on Netflix last month, after seeing a few GIFs of it (I know), and now we're almost caught up with the current season.

    I can't say enough good things about it. Such a fresh concept, compared to all the standard sitcoms out there.
  19. deebinem, Dec 4, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018

    deebinem macrumors member


    May 7, 2017
    Sure, it is visually stunning and explores some deep ideas but as a rabid Jeff Vandermeer fan, this movie deeply disappointed me.

    I just hope someone doesn't completely ruin Bourne...
  20. tfigs macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2012
    The Good Place really an excellent show from the same creator of Parks and Rec. Another great ensemble show and Ted Danson is fantastic.
  21. entropys macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2007
    Brisbane, Australia
    I suspect it was a strategic award to make sure adobe gets very focussed.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 4, 2018 ---
    Obvious typo you have turned into a “j’accuse” moment. Well done. Not.
  22. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    it was a joke :p


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