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This was a big year for the iPhone. We got a brand new model complete with a better camera, new gestures, and a shit emoji that can talk. But, as we all know, a smartphone is only as good as its apps, so it’s the time of year to look back on what apps made owning an iPhone great in 2017. Apple just revealed its picks for both App of the Year and Game of the Year, along with charts on which ones were the most popular. You can follow this link to see the most downloaded, but below are the winners of the two awards. Might want to get them on your iPhone now. 

App of the Year: 

Calm

Calm is a mindfulness and meditation app that aims to bring a bit of serenity to your life. It’s a fitting pick, as 2017 sure had a knack for churning up anxiety. From guided meditations to sleep stories, the name of the game here is, you might have guessed it, finding calmness. A simple to understand interface makes navigating the various options a breeze and keeps you relaxed the entire time you use it. Download

Game of the Year: 

Splitter Critters

We still believe the best smartphone games are simple in nature. We don’t really want an in-depth RPG to kill time on the subway. What we want is Splitter Critters, an iPhone game where you swipe to start rearranging the world a critter exists in. Complete with an immersive soundscape, Splitter Critters is an original game that gets it all right. Download

 

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