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Apple announces best app, games of 2019

Apple hosted a special event in the New York City on December 2, 2019 wherein it honoured its best apps and games for the year 2019. The company also announced the winners of first ever Apple Music Awards on the occassion that was solely dedicated to its apps and services marking the company’s heightened focus on the area. The event also celebrated the developers who design apps and games for Apple’s ecosystem.

“Developers around the world inspire us all with innovative apps that have the power to influence culture and change our lives, and this year that is as true as ever. The 2019 App Store Best Apps and Games winners reflect our global desire for connection, creativity and fun,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said on the occassion.

Here is the list of best apps and games for the year 2019:

Best Apps of 2019

iPhone App of the Year: Spectre Camera (Lux Optics)

iPad App of the Year: Flow by Moleskine (Moleskine)

Mac App of the Year: Affinity Publisher (Serif Labs)

Apple TV App of the Year: The Explorers (The Explorers Network)

Best Games of 2019

iPhone Game of the Year: “Sky: Children of the Light” (thatgamecompany)

iPad Game of the Year: “Hyper Light Drifter” (Abylight S.L.)

Mac Game of the Year: “GRIS” (Devolver / Nomada Studio)

Apple TV Game of the Year: “Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap” (DotEmu)

Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Sayonara Wild Hearts” (Simogo)

Apple also detailed the list of most popular (and hence most widely downloaded) games and apps at the event. Check out the list here:

Top 10 Most Downloaded Apps (Free)





Facebook Messenger




Google Maps


Top 10 Most Downloaded Apps (Paid)



Dark Sky Weather

The Wonder Weeks

AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch


Procreate Pocket

Sky Guide

Toca Hair Salon 3

Scanner Pro

Top 10 Most Downloaded Games (Free)

Mario Kart Tour

Color Bump 3D


Call of Duty: Mobile

BitLife – #1 Life Simulator

Polysphere – art of puzzle



Roller Splat!


Top 10 Most Downloaded Games (Paid)


Heads Up!

Plague Inc.

Bloons TD 6

Geometry Dash

Rebel Inc.

The Game of Life

Stardew Valley

Bloons TD 5

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

As mentioned before, Apple also hosted the first ever Apple Music Awards wherein it honoured the “best and boldest musicians of 2019”. “The Apple Music Awards are designed to recognise the passion, energy and creativity of the world’s favourite artists,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and International Content said at the event. Here’s the list of winners:

Apple Music Awards 2019

Artist of the Year: Billie Eilish

Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Lizzo

Song of the Year: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X

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