3 Biggest Highlights From The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2019
With Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 coming to an end, a lot of news stories have been circulating about the announcements made at the event. WWDC 2019 took place at the San Jose Convention Center from June 3 to June 7.
The Announcement of The New iOS 13
The latest version of iOS was announced, which features a dark mode designed to mix up the color scheme of the phone, making things easier on the eye. In an effort to make the operating system run faster, the company pointed out that the Face ID unlock system will run 30% faster, and that apps will be able to launch twice as fast on the new OS. In addition to that, the keyboard received an update as well, and now includes the swiping to type feature. This was available through 3rd party apps, but will now be built into the OS directly. Privacy also takes the spotlight on iOS 13, with users having more control over the location-sharing options, and they will also receive a randomly-generated email address which can be used to log into apps – in an effort to cut down on the amount of personal details that users have to give away in order to use certain apps.
The New Mac Pro And Its Features
Perhaps one of the biggest bits of news to come out of the event was the reveal of the new version of the Mac Pro – with the last update coming out in 2013. The desktop computer was designed to be targeted towards people who need high-end computer for their work in audio recording or video editing. The newest version is the company’s most powerful desktop to date, having an Intel Xeon processor combined with up to 28 cores, and 1.5TB of memory. Higher-end models will also feature the option to have two Radeon Pro Vega II graphic cards, which (according to Apple) will allow the device to play 3 streams of raw footage in 8K at the same time. The screen has been updated as well, Mac Pro coming with a 32-inch LCD monitor, which is a 6K retina display. The internals for the Mac Pro will be housed in an aluminum case which feature handles and optional wheels, making the device more portable.
The Newest Version of MacOS (Catalina)
With iPhones and iPads receiving a new operating system and a new Mac Pro being announced, a logical addition to the event was the announcement of the new MacOS, entitled Catalina. The operating system will replace iTunes, with the app getting removed. A total of three standalone apps will stand where iTunes stood: Apple TV, Apple Music, and Apple Podcasts – apps that users already have access to on their iOS. The upcoming OS will allow users who have an iPad to use it as a second screen or even as a drawing tablet through Apple Sidecar. In addition to that, iOS and Mac will receive voice control features, which will allow users to control the devices using only their voice.