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.

I'm doubting any fart apps need apply, but outside the novelty apps space, we've seen some really nicely designed software come out since App Store launch. Last year's winners were all outstanding. Anyone have any early predictions for winners? Tapbot? Icon Factory? Gameloft? Who'd get your vote?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.