Apple recently unveiled the most downloaded apps and games of 2023, showcasing user preferences from over 35 countries and regions. The selection encompasses various categories, emphasizing the year’s favorites across iPhones, iPads, and Apple Arcade.
Top iPhone Apps
Among the standout entries in the list of free iPhone apps, Instagram’s Threads emerged as the fourth most downloaded, a notable feat considering its July release. Other frontrunners include social platforms like TikTok and Instagram, as well as utility apps like Gmail and WhatsApp.
For paid applications, productivity tools such as Shadowrocket and creative platforms like Procreate Pocket held top spots, reflecting diverse user interests.
Popular iPhone Games
The roster of free games for iPhone witnessed titles like Roblox and Subway Surfers among the most sought-after, while paid games showcased classics like Minecraft and inventive choices like Bloons TD 6.
Moving to iPads, streaming services like HBO’s Max and YouTube dominated the free app category, while creative tools like Procreate led the paid app segment. Gaming preferences varied from Roblox to strategy favorites like Bloons TD 6.
Apple Arcade Standouts
The Apple Arcade service drew attention with NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition and classics like Fruit Ninja Classic+, enticing gamers with diverse experiences.
Apple’s announcement underscores the App Store’s vitality, boasting over 650 million weekly visits, reiterating its stature as a secure and bustling marketplace, notes NIX Solutions. For further insights, users can explore the Today tab within the App Store.