Preview at WWDC likely in June, followed by September launch.
2012 Apple Design Award Winners Announced
For apps to be eligible for ADA nomination, they must be distributed via the Mac or iOS App Store. This year's winners come from a range of genres, encompassing everything from games to education to art to music:
National Parks by National Geographic
Where’s my Water?
Bobo Explores Light
DM1 the Drum Machine
DeusEx: Human Revolution
Apple has included additional information about the apps and what made them stand out on the Apple Design Awards page.
Two years ago, as part of the focus on iOS at WWDC 2010, Apple did not include Mac applications in the Apple Design Awards competition. With OS X again playing a prominent role Apple's lineup and the Mac App Store gaining momentum, Mac applications returned to the ballot in 2011.
ADA winners in 2011 included Cut the Rope, Pixelmator and djay.