2023 Apple Design Award Winners Announced

2023 Apple Design Award Winners Announced

Apple has announced its 2023 Apple Design Award, honoring select apps and games for outstanding app design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement.

Six different categories recognize one app and game each for inclusivity, delight and fun, interaction, social impact, visuals and graphics, and innovation. The winners were chosen from 36 finalists, all of which demonstrate outstanding technical achievement.

“Apps and games are integral to how we live, work, and play. At Apple, we love to recognize outstanding developers whose apps reflect incredible creativity and design excellence,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We want to celebrate each of this year’s Apple Design Award winners for crafting thoughtful app experiences and compelling gameplay, empowering and entertaining users everywhere.”

Apps have won in a range of categories such as Inclusivity, Delight and Fun, Interaction, Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and Innovation, with a full list of winners available below.


Winners in this category provide a great experience for all by supporting people from a diversity of backgrounds, abilities, and languages.

  • Universe – Website Builder
  • stitch.

Delight and Fun

Winners in this category provide memorable, engaging, and satisfying experiences that are enhanced by Apple technologies.

  • Duolingo
  • Afterplace


Winners in this category deliver intuitive interfaces and effortless controls that are perfectly tailored to their platform.

  • Flighty
  • Railbound

Social Impact

Winners in this category improve lives in a meaningful way and shine a light on crucial issues.

  • Headspace
  • Endling

Visuals and Graphics

Winners in this category feature stunning imagery, skillfully drawn interfaces, and high-quality animations that lend to a distinctive and cohesive theme.

  • Any Distance
  • Resident Evil Village


Winners in this category provide a state-of-the-art experience through novel use of Apple technologies that set them apart in their genre.

  • SwingVision: A.I. Tennis App

Winners will receive a physical award and hardware to help them continue to create apps and games.