Apple today shared a “Best of 2014” list containing the company’s favourites and this year’s chart-topper apps and games. Besides games, Apple also highlights the best music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and books.
The best iPhone app title went to Elevate, while the best iPhone game was named as Threes! For iPad, Pixelmator took the best app of the year, while the best game in 2014 was Monument Valley, Apple says.
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Below, you can find the best of the best as highlighted by Apple:
The best artist: Taylor Switf
Best album: Jungle
Best song: Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) by Iggy Azalea
Best new artist: Sam Smith
Best Canadian music: The Physical World by Death from Above 1979
Movie of the year: Guardians of the Galaxy
Best family movie: The LEGO movie
Best director: Richard Linklater
Best Canadian movie: Mommy
TV Show of the Year: Fargo, Season 1
Best performances: True Detective, Season 1
Best book adaptation: Outlander, Season 1
Best French language series: Série noire, Saison 1
Best classic podcast: Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
Best new podcast: Serial
Mac app and game:
Best Mac app: Notability
Best Mac game: Tomb Raider
Besides singling out the best of the best for 2014, Apple has also shared a list of the most popular iPhone and iPad apps. Here we find Yahoo, VISCO Cam, Wild Canada, World of Tank Blitz, Leo’s Fortune, Hitman GO, 1Password, and Camera+, among others.