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Apple announces the best apps and games of 2019; special event was not what was expected

On November 18, Apple surprised by inviting the press for another special event in 2019, which took place yesterday (December 2) in New York at 6 pm (Braslia time). But the event was nothing of what we (and many) expected.

Apple knows that by sending an invitation to the press, it would at least create a great buzz even though no hardware release or anything like that is expected. The problem that possible references to the event ended in, in the invitation. Absolutely nothing on the company's website or extra information about the event was disclosed. At the appointed time, total silence from Apple (whether on Apple, social networks, etc.).

Some news about the “Apple event” held today. As I said, it was not an event, and unfortunately it was an exaggeration. Apple simply called developers to their New York apartment to talk to the media about their apps. Lectures / demonstrations. That went to Apple's list of the best apps for 2019, which come out midnight. Without any release.

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, said the event itself was no big deal: just a few developers presenting their apps to some members of the press in a space the company has in Manhattan. And s.

That said and frustrations part, Ma released many hours after the event, good to note your list of best apps and games of 2019 (as traditionally did in 2018, 2017, 2016).

“Developers around the world inspire us with innovative apps that have the power to influence culture and change our lives, and this year is truer than ever. Winners of the 2019 App Store Best Games and Apps reflect our global desire for connection, creativity and diversity, ”said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “We are pleased to announce such a diverse group among the 2019 App Store winners, demonstrating that great design and creativity comes from developers large and small, and from anywhere in the world. We congratulate all the winners and thank them for making 2019 the best year in App Store history. ”

Check out the winners below:

Best Apps of 2019

IPhone App of the Year

Specter Camera app icon

IPad App of the Year

Flow app icon by Moleskine

Mac App of the Year

Affinity Publisher app icon

Apple TV App of the Year

The Explorers app icon

2019 App Trend: Learn to tell stories

Apple noted that in 2019, a slew of apps helped users "fill the proverbial white page with our memories, dreams, images, and voices, and that's more powerful and personal than ever."

Citing apps like Anchor, Canva: Stories and Videos, Unfold Story Editor, Steller, Spark Camera – Video Editor, Over: Edit Photos & Add Text and Wattpad, Apple says that “anyone can express themselves through podcasts, stories. and real photo montages in a simpler way than ever before. ”

2019 Best Games

IPhone game of the year

Sky: Children of the Light app icon

IPad game of the year

Hyper Light Drifter app icon

Mac game of the year

GRIS app icon


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Apple TV game of the year

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap app icon

2019 Gaming Trend: Reimagined Hits

The year 2019 marked the (re) release of several major hits on iOS, now using modern technologies, bold designs and innovative features.

Apple quotes hits like Mario Kart Tour, Dr. Mario World, Minecraft Earth, Pokmon Masters, Assassin's Creed Rebellion, Gears POP !, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Alien: Blackout, and Call of Duty: Mobile, explaining that they are “not merely remakes and tributes and original releases that gave new life to the most beloved franchises in the history of games. ”

Best Apple Arcade Game of the Year

Sayonara Wild Hearts at Apple Arcade

Apple also named Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo) the best game in the first round of titles released with Apple Arcade.

The most downloaded of the year

In addition to Apple's own choices, we also have new special pages on the App Store with the most downloaded apps of 2019 and the most downloaded games of 2019.