Apple Design Awards

Apple Design Awards announced, Letterpress and Yahoo! Weather among the winners

Apple's annual Design Award winners for iOS and Mac have been announced at WWDC 2013, and among those recognised this year are some favorites of our own. Loren Brichter's atebits has won the award for the fantastic Letterpress, and the simply gorgeous Yahoo! Weather is also on the list. The full rundown of winners reads as:

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Games, platform exclusives, clever in-app purchases, delightful animations, and other lessons from the 2012 Apple Desi

he 2012 Apple Design Awards were interesting because of the fantastic apps that got the exposure and recognition of an ADA. They were also interesting in what they revealed about Apple priorities and predilections when it came to the award selections.

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Apple announces 2012 design award winners

At WWDC 2012, Apple held an event where they announced the winners of the Apple Design Awards. Each winner won a special ADA winner lanyard, a MacBook Air, a new iPad, an iPod touch, and an ADA trophy. Developers were were awarded from the following categories: Student, Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

So without further adieu, here are the winners!

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Apple Design Award winning iPhone and iPad apps from WWDC 2010

This year's WWDC 2010 Apple Design Awards were a decidedly iPhone and iPad-centric affair, yet the winners still manage to run an amazing gamut from fun to foodie, creative to informative. Without further ado, here are the ADA.

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Steve Jobs: WWDC 2010 focusing on iPhone OS, normal cycle, no hidden meaning, move along

If you're curious as to why IT tracks are gone, Mac tracks are limited, and Apple Design Awards are restricted to the iPhone and iPad for WWDC 2010, there are few people better equipped to answer you than Steve Jobs, CEO and Chief Customer Service Rep, of Apple Inc:

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Is there any particular reason Apple has dropped the Design Awards for the Mac? Any plans to have them again in the future?

The Steve Jobs response:

We are focusing primarily (though not exclusively) on iPhone OS this year. Maybe next year we will focus primarily on the Mac. Just the normal cycle of things. No hidden meaning here.

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Apple Design Award Winning iPhone Apps: Tweetie, Topple, MLB at Bat, Wooden Labyrinth, Accuterra

Apple.com has posted up the winners of the WWDC 2009 Apple Design Awards (APA), and specifically for our interests, the iPhone winners. Like last year, a lot of our favorites got the nod. Here they are, with iTunes links where available:

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Apple Now Accepting Entries for 2009 iPhone Design Awards

Developing for the iPhone? Have the next great user experience? Apple wants to give you a shiny silver-gray box to express your excellence!

Let your creativity shine as we honor the year's best-designed applications for Mac and iPhone at WWDC 2009. Winners will take home prizes of great Apple hardware—along with the respect, admiration, and envy of their peers from around the world. Enter today and put your work in the spotlight.

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Apple Posts iPhone Design Award 2008 Winners

Ever since a young Steve Jobs audited a calligraphy class and sparked the taste that has driven modern consumer computing, Apple had prided itself on pixel-perfect design. And this year, for the first time, iPhone Web Apps and (beta) App Store apps were eligible for Apple's WWDC-delivered Design Awards. (Which makes sense, given the iPhone was released less than a year ago...)

According to Apple's Developer Connection, the awards:

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