Apple adds 'App Store Best of 2012' section to App Store

The end of the year is upon us, so Apple has created a collection in the App Store highlighting the best iPhone and iPad apps of the year. For each device, Apple chose a winner and runner up for App of the Year and Game of the Year as well as included lists of their favorites in many different categories.

iPhone App of the Year

The iPhone App of the Year is Action Movie FX, an app that lets you add Hollywood effects like death rays, car crashes, and missile strikes to movies you shoot.

The runner up for iPhone App of the Year is Figure, an app that allows you to easily create music and beats with synth, bass, and percussion tracks.

iPhone Game of the Year

The iPhone Game of the Year goes to Rayman Jungle Run, a charming and addicting platformer.

The runner-up for iPhone Game of the Year is Letterpress, an addictive, social, strategic, and beautiful word game.

iPad App of the Year

The iPad App of the Year goes to Paper by FiftyThree, a beautifully crafted app for jotting down notes and sketches.

Runner-up for iPad App of the Year is Action Movie FX, the same app chosen for iPhone App of the Year.

iPad Game of the Year

The iPad Game of the Year is awarded to The Room, a mesmerizing puzzle mystery game.

And runner-up for iPad Game of the Year goes to Waking Mars, an adventure game that takes you on a exploration of the Red Planet to cultivate ecosystems and unlock secrets of a lost civilization.

What do you think of Apple's Choices? Do you agree or would you have chosen something else? Planning to pick any of these up now that Apple has given their endorsement and praise?

Apple doesn't seek user advice when choosing their picks, but iMore does! To vote for your favorite apps, head on over to the iMore Readers Choice Awards and cast your vote! You even have a chance to win the iOS device of your dreams if you do!

To see the other apps that Apple chose as their favorite, head on over the Best of 2012 section of the App store.

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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