Apple Crowns App Dubbed As Threat To Instagram, TikTok 'iPhone App Of The Year'

Apple Inc. AAPL has announced the 2022 App Store Awards winners. 

What Happened: Apple announced the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards, highlighting the games and applications that encouraged people to “engage more deeply with the world, expand their imaginations, and stay connected to friends and loved ones.”

A social media app, which is dubbed a threat to Meta Platforms Inc.'s META Instagram and ByteDance-owned TikTok, has won the “iPhone App of the Year” award. The app, BeReal, encourages users to take a photo every day in an effort to create a daily habit.

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Here are the winners in other categories:

iPhone Game of the Year: Apex Legends Mobile

iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5

iPad Game of the Year: Moncage

Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10

Mac Game of the Year: Inscryption

Apple TV App of the Year: ViX

Apple TV Game of the Year: El Hijo

Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentler Streak

Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wylde Flowers

China Game of the Year: League of Legends Esports Manager

Additionally, Apple selected five Cultural Impact winners. These are: How We Feel, Dot’s Home, Locket Widget, Waterllama, and Inua - A Story in Ice and Time.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “From self-taught solo creators to international teams spanning the globe, these entrepreneurs are making a meaningful impact and represent the ways in which apps and games influence our communities and lives."

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