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How time flies, 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. And don't forget you can fast download them from our download center:


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.

Action Movie FX Action Movie FX
ACTION MOVIE FX lets you add Hollywood FX to iPhone AND iPad movies that YOU shoot! *All the action is better! Your previous FX have been updated to HD for free. Get them now - press RESTORE PURCHASES in the iPhone and iPad app!*

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.

Figure Figure
Create an addictive beat before the next bus stop or lay down a beefy bass line while waiting in line at the bank. Figure will have you making music within seconds yet is deep enough for endless play on a transatlantic flight.



iPhone Game of the Year

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

Rayman Jungle Run Rayman Jungle Run
The legendary platforming hero is making the jump to your favorite iOS device! Rayman Jungle Run is powered by the same UbiArt Framework engine that brought you Rayman Origins - Winner of numerous Game of the Year and Platformer of the Year awards.

The runner-up for iPhone Game of the Year is Letterpress, an addictive, social, strategic, and beautiful word game.
Letterpress – Word Game Letterpress – Word Game
Find words, steal tiles, color the board! Letterpress is a fresh new word game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Play against your friends using Game Center! The perfect blend of fun and strategy.



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.

Paper by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree
APPLE DESIGN AWARD 2012 WINNER! Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. Try it free—buy additional tools from the in-App Store.

Runner-up for iPad App of the Year is Action Movie FX, the same app chosen for iPhone App of the Year.
Action Movie FX Action Movie FX
ACTION MOVIE FX lets you add Hollywood FX to iPhone AND iPad movies that YOU shoot! *All the action is better! Your previous FX have been updated to HD for free. Get them now - press RESTORE PURCHASES in the iPhone and iPad app!*



iPad Game of the Year

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

The Room for iPad The Room for iPad
Welcome to The Room, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world.

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.
Waking Mars Waking Mars
In 2097, life is discovered on Mars. When your mission of first contact becomes trapped by a cave-in, you must master the alien ecosystem to survive. With time running out, you will make a decision that determines the fate of a lost planet.



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 Pandaapp does! You can vote for your favorite apps and game in Pandaapp download center!

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