Apple Design Awards Limited to App Store, Mac App Store

Apple’s Word Wide Developers Conference starts on June 6, and like previous years will include the company’s Apple Design Awards. Last year, Apple gave out awards only to iOS-based app developers, but this year will again include Mac applications — but only if they’re available through the company’s Mac App Store.

Apple Design Award

“This year’s Apple Design Awards will be awarded to developers whose iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps are currently on the App Store,” the Apple WWDC Web site states.

Apple choses the titles that receive awards based on design, innovation, and technical excellence.

WWDC 2011 is scheduled to run from June 6 through June 10 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. Conference passes are priced at US$1,599 and are available through the Apple Web site.