Apple's year in review: The best and worst of 2018
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We only have a few weeks left in the year so on today's show we're reflecting back on 2018, to look at some of Apple's biggest wins, and biggest fails of the year.
We'll start with Apple's own list, the company released it's best of 2018 roundup with the apps, music, movies, TV shows, and more that topped their charts around the world.
Now, I'm going to go through all of it, and I'm just going to mention highlights, but you can check out the fullest on Apple's Newsroom website.
Now, the top app of the year went to YouTube this year up from second place in 2017.
Surprisingly, Facebook crawled up to #3 after what should have been the worst year in history for the social media giant, but in terms of games, no surprise here, Apple says the Battle Royale style games, aka Fortnite.
Top its charts in 2018.
And while some of you guys were battling it out in the virtual world, others took this year to focus inwards, as, according to Apple, the biggest app trend for the year was self care.
So apps like Headspace.
However, when it comes to highest grossing iPhone apps, meaning which ones made the most money, That prize went to Netflix according to data from sensor Tower published in Business Insider the streaming app made over seven hundred and ninety million dollars.
Thanks to our binge addiction, which is probably why Apple he's eager to jump on the original content train for next year.
According to the rumors apple is getting ready to launch its own video streaming service in the spring.
Now moving on to music, Drake dominated the Best Artist category this year, but Cardi B's I Like It took the Top Song of The Year award, according to Apple.
And in the TV category it's unclear whether it's Most watched or best rated but the number one movie spot went to Annihilation while the Americans won for best show.
Although if it was up to me.
I probably would have picked black panther for best movie and Amazon's marvelous mrs.
Nasal as best show.
So now that we've gone through Apple's best of list, I have a few awards of my own to give out starting with the best Apple moment of 2018.
On August 2nd, of this year, Apple officially became a trillion dollar company after a positive earnings report the company stock hit the magic number of $207.05 putting it at that trillion dollar valuation.
Becoming only the Second public company to ever hit the 13 digit mark.
However that was quickly followed by what a lot of people would call the worst moment, when Apple lost the trillion dollar crown.
About a month later Amazon also briefly reached the trillion dollar milestone.
But neither of them seems to be on track to close the year at this valuation.
And now Microsoft is also in the running to close 2018 as the most valuable publically traded company.
Now obviously, the year hasn't ended, so we'll have to wait and see how this one plays out.
[SOUND] Now moving on to products My pick for the best Apple product of the year would have to go to the Apple watch series 4.
2018 will forever be known as the year the Apple watch finally came out from under the iPhone shadow.
And it actually stole the show at the September launch event.
It has a sleeker look, works completely independently from the phone, and it comes with FDA-cleared health features that are already helping to save lives.
By 2019, smartwatches could be mainstream.
Research firm E-Marketer predicts that one in ten adults will own a smartwatch in the US, thanks in a large part to these health features on the Apple Watch.
But of course, if we're talking about the best product, we have to mention the worst product of 2018 Which in this case, at least in my opinion, was the Airpower Mat because it didn't even make it to the party.
And unless Apple decides to launch it between the weeks of Christmas and New Year's it has been the biggest tease of 2018.
It was rumored to have production issues this year and it may still come at some point in 2019 but we'll have to see about that.
And my personal favorite team cook moment of the year, his response after the Facebook Analyitca scandal.
In an interview with [INAUDIBLE] and MSNBC's Chris Hayes when asked what he would have done in Mark Zuckerberg's shoes His response?
I wouldn't be in this situation.
And the worst Tim Cook moment of the year, his reaction to the prospect of having a 10% tariff imposed by President Donald Trump on phones and Laptops built in China.
But I want to end today's show by featuring someone who's using Apple products to literally spread the holiday cheer.
And if you've ever had issues with package thieves, I recommend you watch this.
The video posted by Mark Robber on YouTube, who kind of has an ironic name for this kind of thing, shows him getting the ultimate revenge on package thieves by hiding a glitter fart bomb in a HomePod box.
After getting a package stolen from his front porch, the former NASA engineer Spent 6 months developing this trap.
And the footage captured in the cameras he included are totally worth the time he spent engineering this device.
Because of course there were some lovely people who took the bait.
[SOUND] So that does it for our 2018 awards show over here, but let me know if I missed anything.
What are some of your picks for the best and worst Apple moments or products of the year?
Hit me up on the comments section below or on Twitter, and come back next week for one more Apple Core before the end of the year, and then it's on to CES.
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