updated 09:40 am EDT, Wed June 9, 2010
Mac developers sidelined
As a part of ongoing WWDC proceedings, Apple has handed out the 2010 Apple Design Awards. The candidates were selected mainly on the basis of nominations from developers, although Apple reserved the right to pick its own choices. Winners were rated on a combination of design, innovation, performance and technology adoption.
The 10 victors are split between iPad and iPhone/iPod titles. The former include Brushes, Pinball HD, Flight Control HD, Star Walk for iPad and Financial Times iPad Edition. Winning iPhone/iPod apps include Doodle Jump, TabToolkit, Articles, Real Racing and 20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver.
Apple has drawn controversy this year for completing omitting Mac software from the competition. CEO Steve Jobs recently defended the decision by saying that the company wanted to emphasize the iPhone OS (now the iOS), and that there is "no hidden meaning" involved. Some developers have worried that Apple may be gradually moving away from the Mac, given overtaking profits generated by the iPhone.