Apple Reveals iTunes Rewind 2011, Highlights Top App Store Picks

Apple recently unveiled its iTunes Rewind 2011 page, highlighting the year’s top content across its App Store. Adele was named the best artist of the year, while the Foo Fighters’ latest offering was selected as the best album.

In the television category, standout shows included “Modern Family,” “Breaking Bad,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Downton Abbey.” Additionally, Apple recognized the best in books and movies.

The top audio podcast was awarded to the creators of Epic Meal Time, and the best video podcast accolade went to the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which has its own app.

Noteworthy iOS apps of the year were Instagram and Snapseed, both of which are photo-related and were chosen as the best iPhone and iPad apps, respectively. In gaming, Apple highlighted Nimblebit’s Tiny Tower and EA’s Dead Space as the top games for iPhone and iPad.

Apple also showcased runners-up in each category and listed the top-selling items.

The best-selling paid app? Take one guess. Interestingly, there were no direct links to the best Mac apps on iTunes, as the Mac App Store now hosts its own “best of” page, featuring top picks like Pixelmator and Civilization 5.

Apple’s selections reflect a strong year for apps and iTunes content.

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