Apple: These are the most popular content from iTunes and the App Store 2017

It's the time of year-long reviews – which apps were the most popular, which music was most often heard, which smartphone is that popular. Apple also has such a year in review, it refers to the content that is distributed via iTunes and App Store. Especially the point music I find quite interesting, here are differences to Spotify to see. However, this is not the top album of the year, here Ed Sheeran also wins the crown with "Divide".

However, Ed Sheeran has to be beaten in the top song, Luis Fonsi's summer hit "Despacito" grabs the title, but it's followed directly by "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran. You can find the playlist of top songs 2017 behind this link. And here you will find the overview for Musik 2017, where the top albums are listed again.

Continue to the App Store, both the Games and the Apps of the Year have been announced. Apple even differentiates between paid apps and free offers. Pro is at the top of the paid apps, the free one is – what a surprise – the WhatsApp Messenger. Relative to the iPhone, the top apps look different on the iPad.

On Apple's tablet, in paid apps, GoodNotes 4 is in first place, and in the Free Charts section it's Messenger for WhatsApp, a third-party app that erases WhatsApp's missing iPad mode. There are also differences in the games, the most popular paid game is on the iPad Minecraft, on the iPhone Plage Inc. grabbed the title. In the free games, the jumping and running plumber from Super Mario Run has the edge on both devices.

You can find the overview of the apps here, the overview of the games on this site. Or you just look in the App Store, there are the lists again as a "Tagesthema" directly on the home page.

Then there are the favorites of the editors of the App Store, they look like this:

iPhone App of the Year: Enlight Videoleap (Lightricks Ltd.)

iPhone Game of the Year: Splitter Critters (RAC7 Games)

iPad App of the Year: Affinity Photo (Serif Labs)

iPad Game of the Year: Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh)

Mac App of the Year: Aurora HRD 2018 (MacPhun LLC)

Mac Game of the Year: The Witness (Thekla Inc.)

This is followed by the individual winners of the individual sections in the App Store and iTunes as bare lists, perhaps there is still an interesting appetizer for one or the other, for example in the field of film and series:

Top Sellers, Movies'

  1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast Publishing Rights J.K.R.)
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel)
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (Walt Disney Pictures)
  5. Passengers (Columbia Pictures)
  6. John Wick: Chapter 2 (SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC.)
  7. Doctor Strange (2016) (Marvel)
  8. Fast & Furious 8 (Universal Studios)
  9. Welcome to the Hartmanns (Wiedemann & Berg Film GmbH & Co. KG.)
  10. The Accountant (2016) (Warner Bros.)

Top Sellers, TV Series':

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Homeland
  3. House of Cards
  4. Gray's Anatomy
  5. The Big Bang Theory
  6. Suits
  7. Sherlock
  8. Modern Family
  9. The Blacklist
  10. Westworld



  1. Origin (Robert Langdon, Volume 5), Dan Brown
  2. Selfies, Jussi Adler-Olsen
  3. Eight Night, Sebastian Fitzek
  4. Luminary Murder, Katharina Peters
  5. Flame children, Lars Kepler
  6. Prejudice seldom comes alone, Karin Lindberg
  7. Paper Prince (Paper Trilogy, Volume 2 – Desire), Erin Watt
  8. Paper Princess (Paper Trilogy, Volume 1 – The Temptation), Erin Watt
  9. Paper Palace (Paper Trilogy, Volume 3 – The Seduction), Erin Watt
  10. The package, Sebastian Fitzek


  1. Another way goes past the ass, Alexandra Reinwarth
  2. Siri Handbook, Giesbert Damaschke
  3. iPad iOS 11 Manual, Anton Ochsenkühn
  4. Simply slim and fit, Sophia Thiel
  5. Gut with Charm, Giulia Enders
  6. A Brief History of Humanity, Yuval Noah Harari
  7. The child in you must find a home, Stefanie Stahl
  8. 9 days awake, Michael J. Stephan, Eric Stehfest
  9. iPhone iOS 11 Manual, Anton Ochsenkühn
  10. Generation Dependent, Michael Nast


  1. The Kangaroo Chronicles: Live and Unabridged, Marc-Uwe Kling
  2. The package, Sebastian Fitzek
  3. The Kangaroo Manifesto: Live and Unabridged, Marc-Uwe Kling
  4. There's a way up the ass as well: how your life will improve if you finally relax, Alexandra Reinwarth
  5. Selfies (Carl Mørck 7), Jussi Adler-Olsen
  6. The Kangaroo Revelation: Live and Unabridged, Marc-Uwe Kling
  7. Weisswurstconnection (Franz Eberhofer 8), Rita Falk
  8. Death's Tale (Sneijder & Nemez 3), Andreas Gruber
  9. The king of animals: stories and glosses, Jürgen von der Lippe
  10. And tomorrow you (A Fabian Risk Crime 1), Stefan Ahnhem


  1. SWR2 Knowledge (Audio), SWR 2
  2. radio knowledge – Bavaria 2 (audio), Bayerischer Rundfunk
  3. Background Deutschlandfunk (Audio), Deutschlandfunk
  4. NDR 2 – We are the Freeses (Audio), NDR 2
  5. WDR ZeitZeichen (Audio), Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  6. WDR radio play memory (audio), West German broadcasting
  7. Research News – Deutschlandfunk (Audio), Deutschlandfunk
  8. WDR 2 Cabaret (Audio), Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  9. Weltspiegel, (audio)
  10. ARD radio crime scene (audio), ARD


Top titles from 2017

  1. Luis Fonsi (feat. Daddy Yankee) "Despacito"
  2. Ed Sheeran "Shape of You"
  3. Burak Yeter (feat .: Danelle Sandoval) "Tuesday"
  4. Clean Bandit (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie) "Rockabye"
  5. Alice Merton "No Roots"
  6. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay "Something Just Like This"
  7. Rag'n'Bone Man "Human"
  8. Mark Forster "Choirs"
  9. Kygo & Selena Gomez "It Is Not Me"
  10. Robin Schulz (feat. James Blunt) "OK"

Top albums from 2017

  1. Ed Sheeran "÷"
  2. Shindy "DREAMS"
  3. Bonez MC & Raf Camora "Plastic Palm Trees – Winter Edition (Fir Trees)"
  4. KC Rebel "Distance (Deluxe Edition)"
  5. The Weeknd "Starboy"
  6. Kollegah "Imperator (Super Deluxe Edition)"
  7. Metallica "Hardwired … To Self-Destruct"
  8. Various Artists "Sing my Song – The Exchange Concert, Vol. 4 (Deluxe Edition)"
  9. 187 street band "Sampler 4"
  10. Mark Forster "TAPE"


Top Sellers, iPhone Apps (Purchased) '

  1. Blitzer.dePRO (Eifrig Media)
  2. Threema (Threema GmbH)
  3. Enlight (Lightricks Ltd.)
  4. 7-Minute Workout (Fitness Guide Inc)
  5. LightX (Andor Communications Private Limited)
  6. WeatherOnline Pro (Weather Online – Meteorological Services GmbH)
  7. Facetune (Lightricks Ltd.)
  8. Oh, I'm growing! (Domus Technica)
  9. Sparkasse + All finances under control (Star Finanz GmbH)
  10. WeatherPro (MeteoGroup Germany GmbH)

Top Sellers, iPhone Apps (Free) '

  1. WhatsApp Messenger (WhatsApp Inc.)
  2. YouTube: View & Discover (Google, Inc.)
  3. Instagram (Instagram, Inc.)
  4. Snapchat (Snapchat, Inc)
  5. Messenger (Facebook, Inc.)
  6. Google Maps – GPS Navigation (Google, Inc.)
  7. Facebook (Facebook, Inc.)
  8. Spotify Music (Spotify Ltd.)
  9. Bitmoji (Bitstrips)
  10. eBay Classifieds (Marketplats BV)

Top Sellers, iPad Apps (Purchased) '

  1. GoodNotes 4 (Timebase Technology Limited)
  2. Procreate (Savage Interactive Pty Ltd)
  3. Duet Display (Duet, Inc)
  4. App for WhatsApp – Version for iPad (Wzp Solutions Lda)
  5. PDF Expert by Readdle (Readdle Inc.)
  6. Affinity Photo (Serif Labs)
  7. WeatherOnline Pro (Weather Online – Meteorological Services GmbH)
  8. ChatMate for WhatsApp (Bastian Roessler)
  9. Notability (Ginger Labs)
  10. WeatherPro for iPad (MeteoGroup Germany GmbH)

Top Sellers, iPad Apps (Free) '

  1. Messenger for WhatsApp – App for iPad (Wzp Solutions Lda)
  2. Netflix (Netflix, Inc.)
  3. YouTube: View & Discover (Google, Inc.)
  4. Amazon Prime Video (Amazon Instant Video Limited)
  5. Calculator Pro + for iPad (Apalon Apps)
  6. Skype for iPad (Skype Communications S.a.r.l)
  7. Amazon (Amazon)
  8. Microsoft Word (Microsoft Corporation)
  9. Google Maps – GPS Navigation (Google, Inc.)
  10. Spotify Music (Spotify Ltd.)


Top Sellers, iPhone Games (Purchased) '

  1. Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations)
  2. Minecraft (Mojang)
  3. MONOPOLY Game (Electronic Arts)
  4. Bloons TD 5 (Ninja Kiwi)
  5. Hitman Sniper (SQUARE ENIX INC)
  6. Assassin's Creed Identity (Ubisoft)
  7. F1 2016 (The Codemasters Software Company Limited)
  8. Mini Metro (Dinosaur Polo Club)
  9. Monument Valley 2 (ustwo Games Ltd)
  10. Tank Hero (Clapfoot Inc.)

Top Sellers, iPhone Games (Free) '

  1. Super Mario Run (Nintendo Co., Ltd.)
  2. Word Guru (Zentertain Ltd.)
  3. Clash Royale (Supercell)
  4. Piano Tiles 2 ™ (Cheetah Technology Corporation Limited)
  5. Snake VS Block (Voodoo)
  6. Quiz Duel (FEO Media)
  7. Subway Surfers (Kiloo)
  8. City Land River – Wörtespiel (Fanatee)
  9. 4 images 1 word (LOTUM GmbH)
  10. Hill Climb Racing 2 (Fingersoft)

Top Sellers, iPad Games (Purchased) '

  1. Minecraft (Mojang)
  2. Monument Valley 2 (ustwo Games Ltd)
  3. RollerCoaster Tycoon® Classic (Atari)
  4. F1 2016 (The Codemasters Software Company Limited)
  5. Farming Simulator 18 (GIANTS Software GmbH)
  6. The Room Three (Fireproof Games)
  7. The Room (Fireproof Games)
  8. MONOPOLY for iPad (Electronic Arts)
  9. Bloons TD 5 HD (Ninja Kiwi)
  10. Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations)

Top Sellers, iPad Games (Free) '

  1. Super Mario Run (Nintendo Co., Ltd.)
  2. Clash Royale (Supercell)
  3. Word Guru (Zentertain Ltd.)
  4. Roll the Ball – slide puzzle (BitMango)
  5. Gardenscapes (Playrix Games)
  6. Bubble Witch 3 Saga (King)
  7. Hill Climb Racing 2 (Fingersoft)
  8. Homescapes (Playrix Games)
  9. Rolling Sky (Cheetah Technology Corporation Limited)
  10. Piano Tiles 2 ™ (Cheetah Technology Corporation Limited)