Here’s what occurred at in the present day’s Apple particular ‘event’ in New York

As expected, Apple in the present day held a particular occasion in New York City targeted on highlighting the perfect apps and video games of 2019. While the occasion was billed as a “special event,” it was somewhat subdued in nature and didn’t embody any product or working system bulletins. Here’s what truly occurred.

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As we’ve detailed in the past, Apple has a devoted location in New York City the place it holds non-public briefings with members of the press to provide shows and supply hands-on time with new {hardware} and software program. That seems to be the place Apple held in the present day’s “special event.”

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, in the present day’s occasion centered on Apple inviting builders to their New York City workplace to speak in regards to the inspiration and tales behind their functions. An picture posted to social media (that has now been deleted) reveals an envelope that was handed out on the occasion teasing, “And the winners are…”

Just as we warned at the time, this occasion was truly not a lot of an “event.” There had been no product or software program bulletins of any type. Instead, the main focus was purely on giving builders the chance to reveal their functions to the press.

Later this night, we expect Apple to formally announce its App of the Year, Game of the Year, and different Best of 2019 charts through a press launch. This will supply a more in-depth have a look at the awards handed out by Apple at in the present day’s occasion. Those who attended the occasion in the present day are doubtless beneath embargo by Apple proper now, therefore why we haven’t heard something extra particular about what happened.

What else can we anticipate from Apple in 2019? The sole looming {hardware} launch is the brand new Mac Pro alongside the Pro Display XDR. Those are each anticipated to be launched someday this month, however particular data stays unclear – together with pricing on built-to-order configurations.

Do you will have any predictions on which apps will take house prime honors in Apple’s annual recap? Let us know down within the feedback.

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