Apple has announced the Apple Design Awards for 2010, which honor the “best iPhone and iPod apps” (in the past, it honored Mac OS X apps as well). This year’s winners included:

° The Financial Times iPad Edition from “The Financial Times”

° Doodle Jump from Lima Sky;

° Brushes from Steve Sprang:

° TabToolkit from Agile Partners;

° Articles from Sopheistication Software;

° 20 Minute Meals from Zolmo;

° Star Walk for the iPad from Vito Technology;

° Real Racing from Firemint;

° Flight Control HD from Firemint;

° Pinball HD from OOO Gameprom.

The candidates nominated by developers (although Apple reserved the right to pick its own choices). Winners were chosen for design, innovation, performance and technology adoption.