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Apple highlights finalists for 2024 Design Awards

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With WWDC 2024 just around the corner, Apple has announced the finalists for its annual Design Awards across seven categories.

Apple has revealed the list of nominees for the 2023 Apple Design Awards. It highlights several different apps across various categories, including “Delight and Fun,” “Inclusivity,” “Social Impact,” and others. New this year is its “Spatial Computing” category.

This year’s winners will be revealed at WWDC 2024, which will take place June 10 through June 14.

Delight and Fun

According to Apple, “Finalists in this category provide memorable, engaging, and satisfying experiences enhanced by Apple technologies.”

Smartphone with a doodle of a man's face on screen, bold text 'Doodle' above, surrounded by colorful abstract shapes on a white background.

Dudel Draw


Apple says that, “Finalists in this category provide a great experience for all by supporting people from a diversity of backgrounds, abilities, and languages.”

A pixel art bedroom showing packed boxes, a pink plush toy, a computer on a desk, a red plaid shirt in a wardrobe, and shelves with books and a gaming console.



Finalists in the Innovation category “provide a state-of-the-art experience through novel use of Apple technologies that set them apart in their genre.”

Workout application showing an incline dumbbell fly exercise with sets, reps, and weight details. Sidebar includes routine, explore, history, and measures options. Background depicts a seaside landscape.



Apple notes, “finalists in this category deliver intuitive interfaces and effortless controls that are perfectly tailored to their platform.”

Two tablets display colorful digital art apps in use: the left shows a character portrait, the right shows an animation editing interface with various media elements.

Procreate Dreams

Social Impact

“Finalists in this category improve lives in a meaningful way and shine a light on crucial issues,” Apple says.

Colorful windmills in a cityscape with winding streets, trees, and various buildings in a low-poly 3D art style.

Cityscapes: Sim Builder

Visuals and Graphics

Apple points out that “finalists in this category feature stunning imagery, skillfully drawn interfaces, and high-quality animations that lend to a distinctive and cohesive theme.”

A cozy and colorful pixel art room with a loft bed, bookshelves, plants, and various decorations, illuminated by string lights.


Spatial Computing

New this year, Apple’s Spatial Computing category highlights finalists who “brought extraordinary craftsmanship to their exceptional spatial experiences.”

Virtual reality game with blue and pink trails, set against a futuristic mountain landscape, showing a score of 139,378, with a multiplier of 3x and combo of 68.

Synth Riders