A raft of Apple products have won design awards from Industrie Forum Design (IFD).

Apple landed nine awards in the Communication category. The winning products were: G4 Cube, Cinema Display, Pro Mouse, Pro Keyboard, iMac, iBook, Studio Display, iSub and the G4 Cube speakers.

All received Hannover-based IFD's seal of approval for design. Products given the seal "stand out from the rest", say the IFD.

The awards are given to companies "whose functional and innovative designs are worthy of acclaim", the IFD added.