Yesterday, Apple hosted an unusual media event in New York City to highlight the best of the year, including apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac. They also highlighted the artist of the year with the inaugural Apple Music Awards.

The invite for the event was sent out near the end of November and up until the day not much was talked about it either.

“Today Apple revealed the best apps and games and the most powerful trends that drove app culture in 2019. Apps help simplify our lives and express our creativity, connect us to friends, family and the world beyond, and of course, have fun. In 2019, apps made their mark by reflecting the zeitgeist of our society and sitting at the nexus of digital and pop culture.”


The awards

There were a few categories Apple covered for celebrating the best apps and games for the year, we had Apple Arcade Game of the Year, iPhone App of the Year, iPhone Game of the Year, iPad App of the Year, iPad Game of the Year, Mac App of the Year, Mac Game of the Year, Apple TV app of the year and Apple TV Game of the Year.

Strangely, there was no Apple Watch app or game of the year highlighted.

iPhone App of the Year: Spectre Camera (£2.99)

iPad App of the Year: Flow by Moleskine (Free)

Mac App of the Year: Affinity Publisher (£33.99)

Apple TV App of the Year: The Explorers (Free)

The full list of the apps and games which won awards can be found here

Apple Music Awards

Apple has named 17 year old Billie Eillish as Global Artist of the Year and she and her brother Finneas Songwriter of the Year too.

Lil Nas X won Song of the Year for “Old Town Road” which was released in the summer.

Apple will be holding a love awards ceremony at the Steve Jobs Theater on Wednesday December 4th at 6:30pm PST.

‌”Apple Music‌ will celebrate the inaugural ‌Apple Music‌ Awards with a bespoke performance from Billie Eilish at the Steve Jobs Theater at ‌Apple Park‌. The show will be unlike anything ever seen from this unanimously crowned Artist of the Year. This exclusive event will be streamed live around the world on December 4 at 6:30 p.m. PST.”

Source: Apple Newsroom