Each year, Apple release a list of its best apps for iPhone and iPad in a variety of categories. Last year, Instagram received iPhone app of the year, while Snapseed got the best iPad app.
A year later, Instagram is part of Facebook and Snapseed has been snapped up by Google.
This year Apple chose Action Movie FX [iTunes link] as its iPhone App of the Year, while Paper [iTunes link] is the iPad App of the Year.
The Room [iTunes link] took honors as the Best iPad Game of 2012, with Rayman Jungle Run [iTunes link] taking the iPhone honors.
Propellerhead and Letterpress took runner-up honors on iPhone. Action Movie FX and Walking Mars took second position for iPad.
Apple also selected its pick of apps in various categories for the iPhone and iPad. Six apps were chosen for each category in areas such as "Post-PC Creation," "Hidden Gems," "Disruptive Services" and "Intuitive Touch."
The company also revealed the most popular paid and free apps for 2012. On the iPhone, the new YouTube was the most popular free app for iPhone outpacing Instagram, Draw Something and even Facebook. Meanwhile, Angry Birds Space was the most popular paid app for iPhone.
On the iPad side, Angry Bids Space HD was the most popular paid app of the year and Skype for iPad took top honors for most popular free app.
You can view all of Apple's Best of 2012 selections by visiting this link in iTunes or on an iOS device.