Best iPhone apps and games 2022 you must try – Apple official list revealed
APPLE has announced its top picks for the App Store in 2022 — and that means you’ve got quite a few apps to download.
The tech giant has presented its App Store Awards for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch.
There are awards for apps and games, as well as a “Cultural Impact” category for “winners who have made a lasting impact on people’s lives and impacted culture”.
It will come as no surprise that Apple’s top pick for iPhone App of the Year was BeReal.
The viral social media app gives you a brief window to snap a photo — and helps capture real moments.
And Apple’s pick for best iPhone game of the year was Apex Legends Mobile, EA’s smash hit shooter.
“It’s an honor to recognize the achievements of this year’s App Store Award winners, who reimagined our experience of apps in 2022 with fresh, thoughtful and authentic perspectives,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
“From self-taught individual creators to international teams around the world, these developers are making a meaningful contribution that represents how apps and games continue to push culture and leave a seismic impact on our communities and our lives.”
These awards are not based on download counts or revenue generated, but on an overall mix of popularity, quality, and uniqueness.
Here is the full list of Apple 2022 App Store Award winners.
The best iPhone, iPad and Mac apps of 2022
For apps, the awards went to…
iPhone App of the Year – Be honest (by BeReal)
iPad App of the Year – Good Notes 5 (from Time Base Technology Limited)
Mac App of the Year – MacFamily Tree 10 (by Synium Software GmbH)
Apple TV App of the Year – ViX: Cine y TV in Spanish (from TelevisaUnivision Interactive)
Apple Watch App of the Year – Gentle stripe (from Gentle Tales)
Best iPhone, iPad and Mac Games 2022
Here are the winning games…
iPhone Game of the Year – Apex Legends Mobile (by Electronic Arts)
iPad Game of the Year – Monday (from XD Network Inc.)
Mac Game of the Year – encryption (by Devolver)
Apple TV Game of the Year – El Hijo (by HandyGames)
Apple Arcade Game of the Year – Wylde flowers (by Studio Drydock)
China Game of the Year – League of Legends Esports Manager (by Tencent)
Cultural Impact category.
Apple also introduced a “Cultural Impact” category with five winners.
Here’s who picked up a gong…
- how we feel
- Dot’s home
- Medallion widget
- Water tracker water llama
- Inua – A Tale in Ice and Time
Apple has been recognizing the best apps and games on its platforms for more than a decade.
This year’s winners will all receive a physical App Store award made from 100% recycled aluminum – the same that’s used to make Apple’s gadgets.
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