Apple’s annual WWDC will kick off today with CEO Tim Cook’s keynote. Similar to every year, WWDC 2019 is also expected to bring new announcements about software developments in all of Apple’s product line. This implies that we might be in for a new iOS version, as well as new macOS, tvOS, and watchOS versions. Apple has used the WWDC platform before for announcing minor hardware launches and we may get a new Mac Pro added in the lineup. But for now, let’s just look forward to expected software development announcements.
Where to watch Apple WWDC 2019?
WWDC 2019 keynote will start at 10 am PT (10:30 pm IST) on June 3, Monday, which is today. The event will be broadcasted live from the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Those looking to catch all the new announcements live can stream the event on Apple Events website through any device. Owners of the Apple TV can also live stream the event via the Apple Events app.
What to expect from Apple WWDC 2019?
Apple is expected to announce several new operating systems in its lineup later today at the event including iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15, and many more. According to some reports, Apple will be showing its new approach towards app usage. Some recent reports also claimed that the iPhone-maker will be dedicating this year’s event on launching App Store on the wearables i.e. Apple Watch. This is further result in more independent functionality to the watch. The US smartphone manufacturer is also expected to bring iOS apps in the Mac laptops.
Talking about the upcoming iOS 13, the most anticipated and in-trend feature will be a native Dark Mode support that recently made its way in the Android too. Some screenshots leaked online a few days ago featured system-wide dark mode support in iOS 13 that reportedly will turn the backgrounds of all the Apple apps BLACK. This will not only look amazing on an OLED display but will also save a fair amount of battery, which any iPhone can surely use.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that Apple is planning on enhancing iOS for the iPads to show Apple followers around the globe that the iPad can replace a laptop in the future. For now, people fail to trust iPad software despite a strong and capable set of hardware. However, the enhancements may be coming to the home screen only and Apple may announce new feature around the usage of multiple apps on an iPad at the same time.
The rumors of Apple planning to unite iOS and macOS has been around for a while now and this could be the first step in doing so. We understand that transition to a single OS is still a thing for the future but offering iOS apps in MacBooks could be happening today. Apple has given hints of doing so last year by offering Voice Memo and Apple News apps from iOS to Mac. The smartphone company will be looking to announce more iOS apps for Mac, further allowing developers to centralize on making one perfect app rather than building two different versions.
Apple is also expected to bid farewell to its old iTunes app. The application has been an integral part of Apple’s software core for decades. But with Apple focusing more on the paid music streaming service Apple Music, we might be seeing the last days of iTunes. The company is reportedly expected to launch three new apps for macOS including TV, Music, and Podcasts to replace iTunes. Experts are also predicting development news related to Augmented Reality and Health-based apps during the keynote.