Credit score: Lance Ulanoff
In a shock twist, Apple is holding a particular awards ceremony in New York Metropolis on December 2, the place it’ll honor a lot of its favourite apps and video games for 2019.
It’s lengthy been a practice for early December to play host to the foremost app shops’ celebrations of their favourite apps of the yr, with each Google and Apple tending to launch their lists at across the similar time. Nevertheless, it’s the primary time we’ve seen both of the “huge two” go this far for its end-of-year awards. With apps and video games enjoying an important position in each Android’s and iOS’ ecosystems, such occasions make sense to assist preserve builders within the fold. We definitely wouldn’t complain if such award ceremonies grew to become annual occasions for each working methods.
There’s no phrase but on which apps can be honored, a lot of the video games that made their solution to the brand new Apple Arcade are more likely to be highlighted. This yr additionally noticed Apple launch its Apple TV+ service, full with its personal roster of unique reveals. Whereas we wager a superb few extra unbiased builders can be celebrated on the occasion, be sure that to additionally pack your cynical sun shades, as Apple received’t miss an opportunity to blow its personal trumpet the place its new companies are involved. With Disney+’s triumphant arrival having proven up the considerably tepid reception Apple TV+ acquired, it in all probability wants all the assistance it might probably get.
The information comes courtesy of Lifewire’s editor-in-chief, Lance Ulanoff, who posted a picture of the invite on his Twitter account. Apple hasn’t made a lot of the occasion but, and the occasion hasn’t but appeared on Apple’s occasions web site. In truth, in line with a selected tweet, the invite could have contained a warning to maintain the information off social media for the second. Whoops.
With the cat out of the bag, don’t count on Apple to trouble retaining a lid on this for for much longer. We don’t have lengthy to attend in any case, as December 2 is simply across the nook. There’s nearly sufficient time to begin guessing which of the perfect iOS apps and iOS video games will make their method into this yr’s best-of lists.