Every year, Apple’s ‘Rewind’ feature bestows the highly-coveted awards of iPhone App of the Year, and iPhone Game of the Year to two original and innovative iOS titles. Here are this year’s best of the best:

iPhone App of the Year:

Instagram: Also one of the most popular apps of 2011 and a fast-growing social network, Instagram has over 15 million users and allows anyone to transform an everyday iPhone shot in to a captivating photo through the use of easy-to-use filters.

iPhone App of the Year Runners-Up:

VidRhythm: A free app from Harmonix, VidRhythm allows you to create your own music video mash-ups, sample both audio and video and remix your own original party tracks.

Band of the Day: Discover a new indie band every day with Band of the Day, a free app that brings together engaging reviews, full-length tracks, band bios, videos, photos and more.

iPhone Game of the Year:

Tiny Tower: Build a bite-sized economic empire in the smash-hit Tiny Tower. Build businesses and populate your skyscraper with bitizens in this addictive socially-powered time-management game.

iPhone Game of the Year Runners-Up:

Tiny Wings: An amazingly beautiful break-out title from just one man – Andreas Illiger. Tiny Wings is challenging just-one-more-time gaming at its absolute best.

Touchgrind BMX: Featuring multi-touch controls, crisp 3D visuals and stunt-based scoring, Touchgrind BMX is a seriously fun game.