Apple reigns supreme again as best tech product in the Digital Spy Reader Awards 2019

Abby Robinson
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The results are in for the tech categories in Digital Spy's 2019 Reader Awards!

It's been another big year for Apple, the trillion-dollar tech giant winning the best tech product for the second year in a row. But it certainly wasn't an emphatic victory for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, with Nintendo hot on its heels in second place with the Switch Lite.

Here's the full rundown:

Best Tech Product

Winner: iPhone 11 Pro Max

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For the second year on the bounce, Apple takes the top prize in the best product category with the iPhone 11 Pro Max. But it was a closely run race, with the Nintendo Switch Lite just three votes behind.

  • 1. iPhone 11 Pro Max (30%)
  • 2. Nintendo Switch Lite
  • 3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • 4. Apple AirPods Pro
  • 5. Google Pixel 4

Biggest Tech Fail

Winner: Heathrow drone strike

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Heathrow Airport was brought to a standstill earlier this year when climate change activists unleashed their drones and caused severe flight disruption – so it's only right that it takes the top spot in the biggest tech fail category.

  • 1. Heathrow drone strike (32%)
  • 2. James Dean CGI casting
  • 3. The Apprentice's NSFW lollies
  • 4. Blizzard bans Hearthstone pro for Hong Kong protest support
  • 5. Jade Thirlwall's "instagram willy"

Best New App

Winner: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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Google Assistant may have more practical uses than Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but that didn't stop the mobile game from storming to victory in the best new app category.

  • 1. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (40%)
  • 2. Google Assistant
  • 3. Weather Line
  • 4. Darkroom
  • 5. Apollo

Best Game

Winner: Pokémon Sword and Shield

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Death Stranding grabbed all of the headlines when it arrived this year, but clearly you lot were unimpressed with Hideo Kojima's first project since leaving Konami, the action game finishing fourth.

But it was a very different story for Pokémon Sword and Shield, which you crowned your clear winner.

  • 1. Pokémon Sword and Shield (30%)
  • 2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • 4. Death Stranding
  • 5. Mortal Kombat

Best Social Network

Winner: Instagram

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Despite a surge in TikTok action over the past 12 months, it wasn't to be for the video-sharing app, which came in fifth. Instagram, however, is sitting pretty in first place.

  • 1. Instagram (28%)
  • 2. Twitter
  • 3. Whatsapp
  • 4. Facebook
  • 5. Tik Tok

Best Emoji

Winner: Crying with laughter

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The crying with laughter emoji stormed to victory in this category, scooping 38% of the overall vote.

As for the humble aubergine, there's always next year.

  • 1. Crying with laughter (38%)
  • 2. Poo
  • 3. Thinky face
  • 4. Heart eyes
  • 5. Aubergine

And make sure you check out the rest of the Reader Award results:

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