Apple on Thursday released the iTunes Rewind 2011 and App Store Rewind 2011 list of the best and most popular apps of the year. The list featured the best and top downloaded music, apps, TV shows, books, movies and podcasts of 2011.

iPhone app of the Year
Instagram emerged as the top iPhone app of the year. Instagram is a free photo sharing application that allows users to take photos, apply a filter, and share it on the service or a variety of other social networking services, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr, Foursquare and Posterous. The application is compatible with any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 3.1.2 or above.

iPad app of the year
The iPad app of the year goes to Snapseed. The app provides basic photo editing tools, as well as features for adding textures and filters to your images. You can make adjustments ranging from the basics to more creative things like tilt-shift and special filters.

iPhone game of the Year
The top game for the iPhone is Tiny Tower. Tiny Tower lets you build a tiny tower and manage the businesses and bitizens that inhabit it! Make money to build new types of floors and attract bitizens to live and work inside.Customize the look and placement of each floor and the bitizens that live in them, and upgrade your elevator.

iPad game of the year
Dead Space is the top game for the iPad. Dead Space is a survival horror third-person shooter video game.