iPhone App of the Year Is... Instagram

Apple recognizes its faves as Angry Birds remains top-seller
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2011 3:50 PM CST
Updated Dec 11, 2011 11:40 AM CST
Smartphone camera app Instagram is demonstrated by an Associated Press reporter in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The retro-styling photography app Instagram scored the honor of 2011's "iPhone App of the Year," as bestowed by Apple in its annual year-in-review rankings called iTunes Rewind. Instagram allows users to retool photos with Polaroid-esque filters and then share the snapshots through social media. The iPhone app has upward of 15 million downloads, reports the Huffington Post.

The "iPad App of the Year" title went to Snapseed, another photography app. The award for favorite gaming app went to Tiny Tower for the iPhone and Dead Space for the iPad. And inevitably, 2011's best-selling app for both the iPhone and the iPad was ... Angry Birds. Click for more. (Read more Apple stories.)

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