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Apple celebrates best games & apps of the year at NYC event; iPhone's Spectre Camera declared winner

On MacBook, Serif Labs's Affinity Publisher was named app of the year.

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Dec 03, 2019, 06.21 PM IST
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	Back when Apple announced iOS 13 at the last WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), probably no Apple user had expected so many bugs and issues to creep into their phones. Apple delivered most of the features it had promised with iOS 13.2 which was rolled out on October 30.
	
	However, to fix the problems that users are facing, Apple has released iOS 13.3 to those who had signed up for beta testing. Reportedly, iOS 13.3 has fixed quite a few bugs, including the one which is being dubbed as the most ‘annoying’ problem till date.
Back when Apple announced iOS 13 at the last WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), probably no Apple user had expected so many bugs and issues to creep into their phones. Apple delivered most of the features it had promised with iOS 13.2 which was rolled out on October 30. However, to fix the problems that users are facing, Apple has released iOS 13.3 to those who had signed up for beta testing. Reportedly, iOS 13.3 has fixed quite a few bugs, including the one which is being dubbed as the most ‘annoying’ problem till date.
Apple, on Tuesday, held a special event in New York city where it revealed a list of 2019's best apps so far. This list included apps present across the tech giant's devices like iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Apple TV.

On iPhone, app of the year award went to Lux Optics's Spectre Camera. It relies on AI to deliver long exposure shots on the iPhone. Moleskine's Flow bagged the award for best app on iPad. The app allows users to draw in the notebook with tools like graphite pencils and markers.

On Mac, Serif Labs's Affinity Publisher, a graphic designing app, was named app of the year. Apple TV's virtual touring app Explorers, too, was declared a winner.

The Cupertino-based company also declared this year's best games. Sky: Children of the Light was named best game on iPhone; while Hyper Light Drifter was named the winner on iPad. MacBook's Gris was awarded the best game on the device, and The Dragon's Trap was named Apple TV's game of the year.

On the tech giant's gaming subscription service, Arcade, Sayonara Wild Hearts won the title of Game of the Year.

Besides just naming winners in apps and games, Apple highlighted trends of the year which dominated the two categories. The gaming sector was all about revisiting iconic labels that ruled the console format and bringing them on mobile. For this, Apple cited expamples for games like Call of Duty Mobile, Minecraft Earth and Pokemon Masters.

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Back when Apple announced iOS 13 at the last WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), probably no Apple user had expected so many bugs and issues to creep into their phones. Apple delivered most of the features it had promised with iOS 13.2 which was rolled out on October 30. However, to fix the problems that users are facing, Apple has released iOS 13.3 to those who had signed up for beta testing. Reportedly, iOS 13.3 has fixed quite a few bugs, including the one which is being dubbed as the most ‘annoying’ problem till date.
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