Apple right this moment revealed its picks for one of the best media in 2019 throughout its numerous platforms and companies. These embody alternatives for finest app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, in addition to prime picks in books and podcasts. Alongside these editorial alternatives, Apple has revealed prime charts for the yr throughout the App Retailer, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books. Individually, Apple introduced the first-ever Apple Music Awards, which we’ve coated right here.
Apple’s decide for the iPhone’s App of the Yr is Spectre Digicam, the long-exposure digital camera app from Lux Optics, which we reviewed in February when it was launched. Lux Optics can be the maker of Halide, certainly one of our favourite iOS digital camera apps.
The winner of iPhone Sport of the Yr is Sky: Youngsters of the Mild from thatgamecompany. From the makers of the favored console, and later iOS, recreation Journey, Sky is a social journey recreation that shares an analogous aesthetic with Journey.
On the iPad, Apple picked Stream from Moleskine as App of the Yr, which we reviewed right here, and Hyper Mild Drifter by Abylight as Sport of the Yr, whereas on the Mac, the corporate chosen Affinity Writer because the App of the Yr and GRIS because the Sport of the Yr. The Apple TV’s App and Sport of the Yr, respectively, are The Explorers and Marvel Boy: The Dragon’s Entice. This yr, Apple additionally added a brand new class: Apple Arcade Sport of the Yr, which it awarded to the superb Sayonara Wild Hearts by Simogo, which you’ll be able to be taught extra about right here.
Like final yr, Apple’s App Retailer editorial group highlighted two App Retailer traits too. The 2019 App Development of the Yr was ‘Storytelling Simplified,’ with Apple that includes apps targeted on telling tales via a variety of media, spotlighting Anchor, Canva, Unfold, Steller, Spark Digicam, Over, and Wattpad. The Sport Development of the Yr was ‘Blockbusters Reimagined,’ which highlighted well-known recreation franchises reimagined for cell like Mario Kart Tour, Dr. Mario World, Minecraft Earth, Pokémon Masters, Murderer’s Creed Riot, Gears POP!, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Alien: Blackout, and Name of Obligation: Cell.
Along with apps, Apple additionally made editorial alternatives for different media classes, together with finest podcasts and books of the yr. Moderately than singling out particular person total winners, Apple highlighted quite a lot of its favorites, which could be discovered within the Browse part of Apple’s Podcasts app and the E book Retailer part of the Books app.