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During a presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last night, Apple announced the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards. While the awards had their roots in Mac applications and expanded to included iPhone OS applications in recent years, WWDC 2010 saw Apple at least temporarily do away with its Mac categories to focus on iPhone and iPad applications, which have been the primary focus of the entire conference this year. This year's winners include:

iPad
- Financial Times iPad Edition
- Flight Control HD
- Pinball HD
- Star Walk for iPad
- TabToolkit

iPhone
- 20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver
- Articles
- Brushes
- Doodle Jump
- Real Racing

Applications can be nominated by any member of the iPhone Developer Program, and awards are determined based on evaluation of four core areas of excellence: technology adoption, design and user experience, innovation, and performance.

Article Link: Apple Design Awards for iOS Devices Announced
 

ValSalva

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What a list :rolleyes: Most of these justify the 'iToys' derision directed at Apple. Of course if Apple didn't give the impression that it is giving up on computers most would be happy about the iPad and it's nebulous environment's success.
 

monke

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May 30, 2005
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I'm starting to think that Apple needs to add a separate iOS event in addition to WWDC, but bring WWDC back to its OS X roots.
 

mark88

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Oct 30, 2004
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The macs days are numbered. You wouldn't even know Apple make 'desktop' computers. No mention of the mac at WDDC. No mac pro updates since march 2009.
 

REM314

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Jun 1, 2009
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It pains me to see the massive lack of attention Apple is giving to their desktops and really entire OSX platform. They redid leopard with snow leopard but was it really that much of a new and innovated way of interacting with your computer? Ill continue to buy Mac laptops because I think they're the best on the market, but I will not buy an Apple desktop.
 

Xian Zhu Xuande

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Jul 30, 2008
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The macs days are numbered. You wouldn't even know Apple make 'desktop' computers. No mention of the mac at WDDC. No mac pro updates since march 2009.
Utter hyperbole.

It pains me to see the massive lack of attention Apple is giving to their desktops and really entire OSX platform. They redid leopard with snow leopard but was it really that much of a new and innovated way of interacting with your computer? Ill continue to buy Mac laptops because I think they're the best on the market, but I will not buy an Apple desktop.
Save it for the next OS release, which, to the best of my knowledge, is not behind schedule. I think Snow Leopard was a wonderful OS—I wish Adobe would do something similar with one of their upgrades. Now, if the next OS comes out and Apple says they've put it on the backburner to focus on the iPhone/iPad, or it is an utter yawner, then I'll agree, but for now you're way ahead of yourself.
 

shervieux

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Apr 6, 2010
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Wow, not even one real business or productivity app recognized. I use my ipad everyday for those types of apps and very little for games. So sad. There are many good business apps that make my ipad so much more of a productive machine and better than a netbook. I barely even use my macbook anymore (except as a desktop machine).

I can't wait for omniplan to come out and then (if Apple ever releases) some sort of iweb web developer. I am already looking to File Maker's FM touch for building my own quick databases.

The ipad is such a great business machine. all these great business apps keep up, and my next computer may be just a scaled down imac or mac mini (depends how much video editing, and running virtual machines I will be doing in the future).
 
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Utter hyperbole.


Save it for the next OS release, which, to the best of my knowledge, is not behind schedule. I think Snow Leopard was a wonderful OS—I wish Adobe would do something similar with one of their upgrades. Now, if the next OS comes out and Apple says they've put it on the backburner to focus on the iPhone/iPad, or it is an utter yawner, then I'll agree, but for now you're way ahead of yourself.

Hasn't Steve Jobs already said something like this though? That they are focusing on the mobile devices now?

I still don't understand his reasoning for apparently "abandoning" OSX...without it, there are no apps for his toys. People won't stay satisfied with what they are doing. They HAVE to put some work into these areas if they want to keep going long term.

Also, how is it "hyperbole" to say Apple did not mention the mac at WWDC and there has been no Mac Pro since March 2009?:p Hyperbole would be saying "No new desktops in a hundred years!"
 

Tyre

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May 23, 2010
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Agreed

I'm starting to think that Apple needs to add a separate iOS event in addition to WWDC, but bring WWDC back to its OS X roots.

WWDC was always focused on the Mac side of things, and while it's awesome that the iPad and iPhone have had such "magical" success, Apple shouldn't forget about the OS X.
 

autrefois

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Yes, he referred to Apple as a "mobile device company," and it's been repeated.

To be fair, the WSJ blog that is quoted in the link you gave also quotes Tim Cook as saying ""We continue to invest an enormous amount of energy and talent in the Mac."

That said, how can the elimination of OS X awards be taken as anything but a slap in the face to Mac developers? Apple can't even be bothered to hand out awards for OS X applications anymore? How much time and money can it possibly take Apple to hand out a few awards as a nod to Mac developers, who have chosen to develop for a platform that has a much smaller user base?

As a longtime Mac user, I've gone from being frustrated at the lack of news and apparent lack of effort Apple is putting towards developing their computers and OS X, to a sincere concern/fear that people are going to start abandoning development on the Mac since it's obvious Apple no longer considers it a priority. What's to say Apple won't just stop producing computers in two years? A year?

The vast majority of people are not able or ready to abandon their laptops or desktops. Until Apple has an i-device that can actually replace, and not just supplement, the day-to-day functionality that a vast majority of people still need for work, education, and even play, they should rethink their growing disregard for the OS X platform. It is off-putting to its customers and I can only assume even more off-putting to its developers. They have the resources to make i-devices sensational and encourage development on iOS while not abandoning their other long-time customers and developers.
 

Stevamundo

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May 18, 2008
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This is a damn embarrassment!

Get a clue Apple, your precious brand-new iPhone 4 isn't all that "revolutionary“ either. Similar technologies are ALREADY out there for smartphones. If I see that damn stupid video where Ive and other Apple excs falling all over themselves trying to convince people that the iPhone 4 is the greatest thing since sliced bread or whatever, I'll literally throw up.

Plain and simple, if Apple continues this then I won't be an Apple customer. I've been a customer literally since the bringing with the Apple II PLUS. I just love their computers!

Sure I completely understand why Apple wanted to get in the mobile business there's mega bucks there. However NOT in expense of neglecting their great computers!
 

BobHail

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May 15, 2009
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What Apple is doing is just sickening! :mad:

They shouldn´t neglect their roots for fancy toys (even how nice they might be).
 
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