Apple Announces 2012 Design Award Winners

Apple announced the winners of its 2012 Design Awards yesterday at WWDC to recognize iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps that demonstrated excellence in design, innovation, and technical excellence. Only apps available in the iOS and Mac App Stores as of May 1 were eligible. The selected winners receive an Apple Design Award trophy as well as other prizes.

The 2012 Apple Design Award winners are as follows:

iPhone Apps


Jetpack Joyride

Last Changed: 1 week ago
Rating: 4.50 (356)
Version: 1.10.8
iOS Universal

Bullet-powered jetpacks! Giant mechanical dragons! Birds that poop money! Suit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and test your skills as legendary action hero Barry Steakfries....


Where's My Water?

Last Changed: 22 weeks ago
Rating: 4.00 (160)
Version: 1.15.0
iOS Universal

Get the GAME OF THE YEAR award-winning puzzler! Help Swampy by guiding water to his broken shower. Each level is a challenging physics-based puzzle with amazing life-like mechanics. Cut through dirt...


Bobo Explores Light

Last Changed: 61 months ago
Rating: 4.50 (43)
Version: 2.3
iOS iPad

••• Apple Design Award 2012 Winner ••• Hold a fully functional science museum for kids 4-12 in the palm of your hand! iPad App of the Week, winner of the KAPi Award 2011 for Best...


DM1 - The Drum Machine

Last Changed: 24 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (20)
Version: 6.1
iOS iPad

As electronic musicians ourselves, we, at Fingerlab, have developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the perfect mix between fun playability and powerful sonic capacities. We always keep in mind...


Deus Ex: Human Revolution -...

Last Changed: 7 weeks ago
Rating: 4.00 (276)
Version: 1.0.1
Mac OS

Chosen as Game of the Year in the "Mac App Store Best of 2012" selection. At the edge of humanity, there’s nothing to stop you falling. Before you buy, expand this description...

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Last Changed: 10 months ago
Rating: 4.50 (940)
Version: 1.1
Mac OS

Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO. System Requirements Please be advised that LIMBO only runs on Macs produced in 2009 and onwards. Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.0(Snow Leopard)...

Graphics & Design


Last Changed: 55 months ago
Rating: 4.50 (28)
Version: 2.4.3
Mac OS

- Apple Design Award Winner, 2012 & Among App Store's ‘Best of 2012’ - Sketch is a designer’s dream toolbox, combining a beautifully simple interface with powerful tools. Sketch...

Buy Now $7999

Little Star

Last Changed: 13 months ago
Rating: 4.00 (82)
Version: 2.4
iOS Universal

•2013 The Lovie Award •2012 Apple Design Award Winner •2011 IMEA Mobile Application Featured Awards •Featured by Apple in “Editor's Choice” in the US, Canada, China and others!...