Apple unveils Best of 2013 apps, music, books, movies, and more

Apple is out with its annual "Best of" list of apps, music, movies, TV, books, and podcasts — the usual categories of content one can find in the iTunes Store. This year that list is aptly titled "Best of 2013". 

Coming out as this year's winning iPhone app is Duolingo, which aims to help you learn the foreign language(s) of your choice completely free. The winning iPad app is the $9.99 Disney Animated, which gives users an inside look at how Disney Animation Studio films are created from the ground up. The iPhone and iPad Games of the Year are the $2.99 Ridiculous Fishing and the $3.99 BADLAND adventure platformer, respectively. All of these apps are optimized for both iPhone and iPad except for Disney Animated, which is iPad only. Additionally, the top paid app for the entire year was Minecraft - Pocket Edition for $6.99 and the top free app for the year was not surprisingly Candy Crush Saga.

Diving into music, Justin Timberlake scores the title of Artist of the Year, "The Heist" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis nab Album of the Year, Royals by 17-year-old Lorde takes Song of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist was named Kendrick Lamar.

Other notable awards: Apple named "Gravity" the Movie of the Year while "Skyfall" was the best-selling, "Breaking Bad" is TV Show of the Year, and "Inferno" by Dan Brown was the best-selling book.

Apple also released a similar Best of 2013 apps for the Mac App Store. The winning app there is Wunderlist while the winning game is XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $49.99.

Source: iTunes | Image via Apple

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