Apple looks set to clean-up in the product-design category – both the Titanium PowerBook G4 and iBook are nominated in the Products for Work category, while Apple's digital-music device, iPod, is nominated in the Products for Health and Leisure category.
A Gold award – in the shape of a giant Black Pencil – marks unsurpassed excellence. Gold awards are not always given in every category. Silver awards – the Yellow Pencils – represent excellence.
The D&AD is in its fortieth year. The results will be announced at a gala dinner in London on May 22.
Apple won a D&AD gold award last year for its Pro Mouse, and silver for its G4 Cube, and Pro Speakers.
The company also won a D&AD Gold Award in 2000 for its Jonathan Ive-inspired Cinema Display, while the Power Macintosh G4 and iBook scooped silver awards.