Design Awards dead?
Apple has published its WWDC schedule ahead of kickoff on
Monday morning, but there’s one glaring omission. The company’s
annual Apple Design Awards is nowhere to be found.
Since 1997, Apple
has been presenting awards for software design. Its show has
become a staple of the Worldwide Developers Conference,
highlighting the prettiest and most elegant apps for Mac and
iOS. But 20 years on, it could be no more.
In the official WWDC schedule now available on Apple’s website,
there is no mention of an Apple Design Awards at all over the
four days. This suggests the event has either been cancelled,
or it has a new name that’s currently under wraps.
listed a lot of events that are a secret for now, so it’s
certainly plausible the awards show is being renamed and it
doesn’t want us to know what it will be called just yet. It
seems unlikely it would be scrapped altogether.
We’ll find out what the real situation
is next week. WWDC kicks off on Monday, June 5, with Apple’s
big keynote. We expect it to bring our first previous of iOS
11, macOS 10.13 and more — plus possible updates to the
Mac, iPad, and Magic Keyboard.
the week, event attendees will also get to enjoy a whole host
of sessions, hands-on labs, and consultations. Apple will also
be hosting guest speakers, get-togethers, and other special
events for developers.