Apple announces best iPad and Mac apps of the year

Apple Best of 2016

Apple today released its Best of 2016 selections for the App Store, iTunes and iBooks. The number of categories has grown this year to include the Apple TV and Watch App Stores. Apple's editors chose SketchBook Motion and Severed as the best iPad app and game of the year. Severed taking the Best iPad honors reveals the lack of iPad apps being released to the App Store since it is technically a universal release. iPhone honors went to the photo editing app Prisma and Clash Royale, for Best App and Game of 2016.

The note keeping app Bear was chosen as the Best Mac App of 2016, and Life Is Strange won Best Mac Game for 2016.

The Apple TV App of the Year is Twitter and the Best Apple TV App is Riptide GP: Renegade, according to Apple.

MySwimPro - Personal Swim Trainer and Field Day were chosen as the best Apple Watch app and game of 2016.

Apple also released a 10 Best Games of the Year list for the iPhone:

  1. Clash Royale
  2. Reigns
  3. Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
  4. twofold inc
  5. Riptide GP: Renegade
  6. FIFA Mobile Soccer
  7. Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari
  8. klocki
  9. Sleepy Pants
  10. The Trail

You can see all of Apple's choices for Best of 2016 by visiting the App Store, iTunes and iBooks on your iOS device or computer.

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