Apple yesterday announced this year’s winners of its prestigious Design Award that recognizes the best of the best in iOS and Mac app design, innovation and technology adoption.

This is a major recognition for a bunch of apps that Apple’s reviewers think are well-designed, state of the art and innovative. Here’s the complete list…

Apple noted on the Awards page:

Every year, Apple Design Award winners set new standards that inspire us all. See how this year’s winners stood out from the rest.

Here’s the complete list of 2012 Design Award Winners.

Student Winners:

Little Star iPad ebook by BiBoBox Studio
daWindci iPhone game by Reality Twist GmbH

Mac Winners:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution by Feral Interactive Ltd
Sketch pro drawing app by Bohemian Coding
Limbo game by Playdead

iPhone Winners:

Jetpack Joyride game by Halfbrick Studios
National Parks interactive guide by National Geographic
Where’s My Water? game by Disney

iPad Winners:

Paper idea-sketching app by FiftyThree
Bobo Explores Light game by Game Collage
DM1 – The Drum Machine vintage drum machine for iPad by Fingerlab

See anything you like above?

What other apps would you include in Apple’s list?

  • Though many of us, including myself, would love to see Apple credit the jailbreaking community for providing some innovation for the iOS, it would be considered almost a tactic of defeat by Apple.

    You provide credit to jailbreaking, then it shows Apple, which continually tries to stop jailbreaks for iOS devies, no longer cares if you jailbreak or not. Such a move would not be acceptable to many key figures in Apple.

    As a result, we will never see them (or rarely see them) credit such things to the jailbreaking community.