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Apple’s 25 Best iPhone Apps of the Year

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As Apple’s iPhone has grown more advanced over the years, so have the apps that run on it. Each year, Apple sifts through the thousands upon thousands of apps in its App Store to recognize the most noteworthy new apps and games.

This year’s list, which Apple published Wednesday, includes photography apps, communication apps, entertainment apps, and more. Periscope, the popular livestreaming app that Twitter acquired earlier this year, was named Apple’s App of the Year. “This game-changer made sharing and watching live videos an instant obsession,” Apple wrote.

The ranking comes as more app developers are beginning to integrate 3D Touch, a new mode of interaction that was introduced in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, into their apps. Since Apple’s new iPhones were introduced in September, popular apps such as The New York Times, Workflow, Instagram, Foursquare and Periscope have added new features that take advantage of this new pressure-sensitive capability.

Here’s a look at Apple’s favorite apps of 2015:

  • Periscope by Twitter Inc. (App of the Year)
  • Enlight by Lightricks Ltd. (Runner Up)
  • Robinhood – Free Stock Trading by Robinhood Markets, Inc.(Runner Up)
  • Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple by DeskConnect, Inc. (Most Innovative)
  • Instagram by Instagram Inc. (Best App on the iPhone 6s)
  • HBO Now by HBO
  • Hopper – Airfare Predictions by Hopper
  • Darkroom – Photo Editor by Bergen Co.
  • Lark – Personal Weight Loss Coach & 24/7 Nutritionist by LARK
  • The Everything Machine by Tinybop Inc.
  • Pacemaker by Pacemaker Music AB
  • Tandem – Language Exchange by Tripod Technology
  • Jet by Jet.com
  • Timeline – News in Context by Timeline.com, Inc.
  • Vee for Video by Medious
  • Fit Men Cook – Healthy Recipes by Nibble Apps ltd.
  • Spark – Smart Email App for Work by Readdle
  • RefME – Citations Made Easy by RefME
  • Wildcard – Know the Day in News and Entertainment by Coopkanics Inc.
  • Paper – Notes, Photo Annotation, and Sketches by FiftyThree, Inc.
  • GIPHY CAM. The GIF Camera by Giphy Inc,
  • PRY by Tender Claws LLC
  • Reuters TV: Video News by Thomson Reuters
  • Zova by ZOVA
  • Blue Apron by Blue Apron Inc.
  • See the Photos Apple Featured in Its iPhone Ad Campaign

    BART Train Toward San Francisco
    BART Train toward San Francisco Klodjana Dervishi
    Kototoi Bridge, Tokyo
    Kototoi Bridge in TokyoJun Imaizumi
    Inle Lake, Shan State of Myanmar
    Inle Lake in Shan State, MyanmarFrancis Olarte
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong KongKinyat Chan
    Takachiho Gorge, Kyushi, Japan
    Takachiho Gorge in Kyushi, Japan Gayle Tan
    Joffre Lakes, British Columbia, Canada
    Joffre Lakes in British Columbia, Canada Dan Carr
    San Leandro, CA
    San Leandro, Calif.Klodjana Dervishi
    Rochester, New York
    Rochester, N.Y.James Bogue
    Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa
    DubaiDavid Kalonick
    In the Norrebro suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Norrebro suburb of Copenhagen, DenmarkBrendan Ó Se
    Santa Monica PCH Beach
    Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif.Chris Cotter
    Taft Point in Yosemite National Park
    Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, Calif.Pei Ketron
    Hugh Boyd Soccer Field in Richmond, British Columbia (No additional info provided)
    Hugh Boyd Soccer Field in Richmond, British Columbia John Lehmann
    Wah Tai House, Wah Fu Estate, Hong Kong
    Wah Tai House in the Wah Fu Estate in Hong KongHarold Lee
    Garin Dry Creek Regional Park near Union City, CA
    Garin Dry Creek Regional Park near Union City, Calif.Renee Mukherji

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