Best iPhone apps and games 2020 revealed by Apple – is your favourite on the list?

APPLE has revealed the world’s best and most popular apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.

So if you’ve not bagged any apps recently, now’s your chance to scoop up some of the finest Apple’s App Store has to offer.

Sneaky Sasquatch

Sneaky Sasquatch is the Apple Arcade Game of the Year – and has been a smash-hit[/caption]

There are 15 apps hand-picked by Apple’s own experts.

And there are the yearly rankings of best-performing apps on the App Store.

The overall App of the Year winner for iPhone is Wakeout!, which is a hugely popular exercise app.

For iPad, Zoom came on top – with insiders at the video chat app telling The Sun that their simple and reliable design helped them trump rivals.


Endel works on loads of Apple devices, and generates custom audio tracks to power your day[/caption]

Game of the Year for iPhone was China’s ludicrously fun Genshin Impact, which riffs on adventure games like The Legend of Zelda.

The Mac App of the Year was Fantastical, an impressive calendar app whose owner described the achievement as “incredible”.

On the Apple Watch, the winning app was Endel – which provides a soundscape based on the time of day, your movements and even your heart-rate.

And the winning Apple Arcade game was Sneaky Sasquatch, a brilliant and kid-friendly app created by two Canadian pals.


Mac App of the Year was Fantastical, a seriously powerful calendar app[/caption]

See below for the full lists of winning apps…

iPhone App of the Year: Wakeout! (Andres Canella, USA)
iPhone Game of the Year: Genshin Impact (miHoYo, China)
iPad App of the Year: Zoom (Zoom, USA)
iPad Game of the Year: Legends of Runeterra (Riot Games, USA)
Mac App of the Year: Fantastical (Flexibits, USA)
Mac Game of the Year: Disco Elysium (ZA/UM (UK/Estonia)

Apple TV App of the Year: Disney+ (Disney, USA)
Apple TV Game of the Year: Dandara Trials of Fear (Raw Fury, Sweden)
Apple Watch App of the Year: Endel (Endel, Germany)
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Sneaky Sasquatch (RAC7, Canada)

App Trends of the Year:

Shine for helping users practice self care (Shine, USA)
Explain Everything Whiteboard for helping bring remote classrooms to life (Explain Everything, Poland)
Caribu for connecting families to loved ones (Caribu, USA)
Pokémon GO for reinventing the way we play (Niantic, USA)

Top Free iPhone Apps: 

1. ZOOM Cloud Meetings
3. TikTok
4. WhatsApp Messenger
5. Houseparty
6. Instagram
7. Microsoft Teams
8. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
9. Snapchat
10. Facebook
11. Messenger
12. Disney+
13. Spotify: Music and podcasts
14. Widgetsmith
15. Amazon
16. Netflix
17. Google Maps – Transit & Food
18. Uber Eats: Food Delivery
19. Gmail – Email by Google
20. Microsoft Outlook
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Top Paid iPhone Apps: 
1. Driving Theory Test 4 in 1 Kit
2. Official DVSA Theory Test Kit
3. Procreate Pocket
4. The Wonder Weeks
5. Forest – Stay focused
6. TouchRetouch
7. Facetune
8. CITB Op/Spec HS&E test 2019
9. Dark Sky Weather
10. AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch
11. Squeezy NHS Pelvic Floor App
12. Freya • Surge Timer
13. Teach Your Monster to Read
14. Mirror for Samsung TV
15. Sky Guide
16. WatchChat 2: for WhatsApp
17. SkyView®
18. Ski Tracks
19. Hit the Button Maths
20. Spelling Shed
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Top Free iPhone Games: 
1. Among Us!
2. Brain Test: Tricky Puzzles
3. Subway Surfers
4. Roblox
5. Woodturning 3D
6. Call of Duty®: Mobile
7. Ink Inc. – Tattoo Drawing
8. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
9. 8 Ball Pool™
10. Cube Surfer!
12. Brain Out
13. Draw Climber
14. Johnny Trigger
15. Mario Kart Tour
16. Tangle Master 3D
17. Sort It 3D
18. Fortnite
19. Fishdom
20. Park Master
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Top Paid iPhone Games: 
1. Football Manager 2020 Mobile
2. Minecraft
3. Monopoly
4. Plague Inc.
5. Heads Up! – Trivia on the go
6. Bloons TD 6
7. The Chase: Ultimate Edition
8. Tenable
9. Geometry Dash
10. Tipping Point
11. Cluedo: The Official Edition
12. Earn to Die 2
13. Pocket Build
14. Countdown – The Official TV Show App
15. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
16. Rebel Inc.
17. The Game of Life
18. True Skate
19. Bloons TD 5
20. RFS – Real Flight Simulator
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Top Free iPad Apps:
1. ZOOM Cloud Meetings
2. Disney+
3. Netflix
4. Amazon Prime Video
5. Microsoft Teams
6. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
7. Messaging for WhatsApp on iPad
8. TikTok
9. BBC iPlayer
10. Google Chrome
11. Houseparty
12. Messenger
13. Microsoft Word
14. Facebook
15. Skype for iPad
16. Amazon
17. All 4
18. Spotify: Music and podcasts
19. Sky Go
20. ITV Hub: TV Player & Catchup
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Top Paid iPad Apps: 
1. Procreate
2. GoodNotes 5
3. Notability
4. Teach Your Monster to Read
5. Hit the Button Maths
6. Duet Display
7. Driving Theory Test 4 in 1 Kit
8. Spelling Shed
9. Affinity Photo
10. Affinity Designer
11. Numberblocks: Card Fun!
12. Toca Life: Hospital
13. Alphablocks: Letter Fun
14. LumaFusion
15. Numberblocks: Hide and Seek
16. Toca Kitchen 2
17. Official DVSA Theory Test Kit
18. Toca Life: Neighborhood
19. Mirror for Samsung TV
20. Toca Life: Vacation
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Top Free iPad Games:
1. Among Us!
2. Roblox
3. Ink Inc. – Tattoo Drawing
4. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
5. Brain Test: Tricky Puzzles
6. Tiles Hop – EDM Rush
7. Subway Surfers
8. Fishdom
9. Mario Kart Tour
10. Dancing Road: Color Ball Run!
11. Fortnite
12. Word Collect: Word Games
13. Call of Duty®: Mobile
14. Save The Girl!
15. Perfect Cream
16. Bubble Tea!
18. Tie Dye
19. Homescapes
20. 2
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Top Paid iPad Games:
1. Minecraft
2. Monopoly
3. Football Manager 2020 Touch
4. Football Manager 2020 Mobile
5. Plague Inc.
6. Bloons TD 6
7. The House of Da Vinci 2
8. The Chase: Ultimate Edition
9. Geometry Dash
10. Tipping Point
11. RFS – Real Flight Simulator
12. Cluedo: The Official Edition
13. The Game of Life
14. Teeny Titans: Collect & Battle
15. Tenable
16. Human: Fall Flat
17. LEGO® Jurassic World™
18. Five Nights at Freddy’s
19. The Room: Old Sins
20. Goat Simulator
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Top Apple Arcade Games: 

1. Sneaky Sasquatch
2. Sonic Racing
3. Skate City
4. Hot Lava
5. PAC-MAN Party Royale
6. Oceanhorn 2
7. SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit
8. LEGO® Brawls
9. Outlanders
11. Frogger in Toy Town
12. Crossy Road Castle
13. Rayman Mini
14. Spyder
15. Mini Motorways
16. LEGO® Builder’s Journey
17. Butter Royale
18. Ballistic Baseball
19. tint.
20. Speed Demons

What’s your favourite app or game this year? Let us know in the comments!

In other news, check out our review of the iPhone 12 Mini.

Read our verdicts on the Xbox Series X and PS5 – if you can buy either.

And take a look at our 2020 Christmas tech gift guide.

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