Apple just concluded its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for 2019 in San Jose, California on Monday. The company unveiled a number of new stuff including a Mac Pro, iOS 13 with dark mode, Pro Display XDR, watch OS 6, and a new iPad operating system called iPadOS.
The conference started with Tim Cook giving us a preview of ‘For All Mankind’- a new Apple TV Plus show. Further the Apple CEO went on with multiuser support for the TVOS of Apple TV. Cook also revealed native support for DualShock and Xbox One S on TVOS.
Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR
- The modernized cheese grater 2019 is here.
- The new Mac Pro 2019 is out with beast-level specifications. While the base model features the 3.5GHz Intel Xeon W with 8 cores and 16 threads, the Max model with unknown price goes up to 28 cores and 56 threads with its 2.5GHz Intel Xeon W chipset. The base model holds a CPU memory of up to 1TB and Max variant has a CPU memory up to 2TB. All other specifications are impressive enough to beat any personally usable desktop. Apple also introduced Afterbruner- a custom video accelerator card designed specifically to offer support for ProRes and ProRes Raw in 8K for video editing.
- Dubbed as the Pro Display XDR, the rumored 32-inch HDR panel is a true 10-bit display with 6,016 x 3,384 pixels of resolution. There is a polarizer incorporated for improved viewing angles alongside an etched glass and a huge number of blue LEDs to support 1,600 nits peak and 1,000 nits sustained local dimming. Also, the new Apple Mac Pro will cost $12K with the monitor so you better buy 3 cars.
- Apple introduced the new version of MacOS named Catalina or version 10.15.
- iTunes is replaced by a new application in this OS dubbed as Music. There is also Apple TV with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support in the Catalina, a Podcast app, and less-disruptive iPhone integration. A new app named Sidecar is introduced to use your iPad as a secondary display.
- Say hello to a new assistive voice control.
- Find My and Activation Lock introduced in MacOS to lock your MacBook remotely and save it from thieves.
- Developers can now easily transfer their iPad apps to MacOS through Project Catalyst designed specifically for iPad apps.
- RealityKit and Reality Composer becomes ARKit with built-in motion capture for developers who think of making Minecraft possible in the real world.
- A new framework for the Swift language for easier programming easier.
iPad gets its own operating system
- Now Apple can take better advantage of the bigger screen of an iPad with a separate iPadOS. You can pin widgets to the home screen, you will now have a better multitasking interface, allows multiple windows in apps using split screen, and brings App Expose.
- Files will now have a colum view with quick actions and more metadata. Also, finally the folder sharing comes to iCloud Drive.
- Users can now import photos from a camera directly.
- Support offered for custom fonts and better text selection.
- Lower latency for Apple Pencil and improved for markup. Apple also opened programming interface to third-party software developers.
Coming to the iPhone: iOS 13
- Dark Mode is on.
- Reminders get a big update and Safari, Mail, and Notes get minor fixes with some new features. Also more detailed maps promised by the end of 2019 in Maps.
- Enhanced privacy tracking and improved HomeKit security. The company now offering a HomeKit-in-routers partner program
- The usual Memoji upgrades. You can now have automatic sticker packs.
- An improved editing interface offered in the Photos alongside portrait lighting effects. Photos can now rotate as well as filter videos. Furthermore, there is a new automatic Camera Roll organization.
- Siri can now reply and read messages through AirPods. Personalization coming to a number of HomePad capabilities.
- CarPlay gets a new dashboard alongside more partner apps.
- A more natural sound given to Siri with entirely procedural approach rather than joining recorded syllables.
Apple Watch and Watch OS 6
- Calculator and Voice memo make their way to your wrist with the WatchOS 6.
- Apple watch gets new faces including a digital face, a gradient face, a Solar face with 24hours path of the Sun, and a California dial face
- Apple Watch app store now introduced to the device to let you browse, purchase, and install apps right on your wrist.
The Health app is redesigned, a new app Noise for hearing monitoring is on the way, and other fitness-tracking updates are coming too. Also, Apple now offering menstrual cycle tracking on both the Watch and the iPhone