The WWDC 2019 keynote held at the moment lasted a superb two hours. Two hours to current many new options for Apple followers. There are numerous adjustments, large and small, for Apple’s working techniques (macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS). In brief, with out additional ado, listed here are the 7 largest issues to remove from the Apple convention!
The finish of iTunes
It is actually the data that can take advantage of headlines. Rumors have been suggesting it and Tim Cook confirmed it on stage. Its obtain software program, which was not appropriate for streaming content material, not actually met customers’ wants. After 18 years of excellent and dependable companies, iTunes is now closing its doorways in favor of the Cupertino agency’s different content material distribution companies, together with Apple Music (56 million customers), Apple Podcasts and Apple TV+ introduced not too long ago.
One web page of historical past is being turned for Apple and one other is being opened. Launched to assist the event of the iPod and combat towards the decline in CD gross sales (and the craze for MP3s), iTunes had lengthy been a fantastic success for Apple earlier than progressively beginning to decline within the face of the explosion within the consumption of streaming content material, and the rise of companies like Spotify and different companies.
iTunes is leaving. Apple Music, Apple Podcast and Apple TV are changing it. / © Apple
iOS 13: lastly a darkish mode!
Like yearly, Apple’s cell system, iOS, has obtained its new model, which is at the moment solely accessible as a beta model for builders. The new options are fairly attention-grabbing on this new OS with a darkish mode lengthy awaited by followers. It works the identical manner as on MacOS and will be activated within the system settings.
Other new options embody the arrival of fast gestures, a redesign of the Mail app (you possibly can mute a dialog, higher handle folders…), a brand new model of the Health software, a brand new model of the Reminders software, new maps for Apple Maps…and way more!
With iOS 13, you possibly can set up new fonts extra simply and configure it immediately from the Settings display screen. It can be doable to swipe your finger over the keyboard to kind. We additionally noticed new options for iMessage, which might now show names and profile images, as we’ve got seen on WhatsApp.
The darkish mode is actually probably the most attention-grabbing new function of iOS 13. Apple © Apple
iPadOS: Apple’s shock announcement
To everybody’s shock, Apple launched a brand new working system. Its title? iPadOS! The variety of software icons is now larger on the house display screen and it’s doable to show widgets too. Multitasking has additionally made simpler with a brand new Slide Over function. Interestingly, iPadOS lets you use the identical app twice on the display screen. This is very helpful when it’s essential to have two Word paperwork open subsequent to one another, and extra importantly, it is going to be doable to attach a USB stick with an iPad, permitting you to learn and write content material.
You also needs to know that Safari, Apple’s net browser, is now extra highly effective with the identical expertise because the desktop model. So there goes the cell model from the iPad. A obtain supervisor can be now accessible.
While some imagined a merger between OS and macOS, Apple unveiled a brand new OS: iPadOS. Apple © Apple
tvOS will get a brand new look
tvOS, the Apple TV working system, has additionally been given a makeover with a model new dwelling display screen. Users can even be happy to know that it’s lastly doable to register a number of consumer accounts with recommendations tailored to every profile. New wallpapers have additionally been added.
However, it was primarily the power to show lyrics on the similar time that songs are enjoying from Apple Music on tvOS, and compatibility with Xbox and PS4 console controllers that excited the group on the WWDC19 probably the most.
tvOS is evolving slowly however absolutely. Apple © Apple
watchOS 6 turns into autonomous
Like WearOS, the Apple Watch now has its personal App Store. Users of Apple smartwatches can now obtain purposes immediately from their watches with out utilizing their iPhone, but in addition profit from computerized updates for the watch.
Apple additionally took benefit of this new model to supply new dials and new purposes. There’s a dictaphone to report voice memos, a Books app to hearken to audiobooks, and a calculator… Also introduced was compatibility with Animoji. Finally, new functionalities devoted to well-being and well being have been introduced with “Cycles” to comply with menstrual cycles and “Dose” to recollect your drugs.
New purposes can be found on watchOS. / © Apple
More privateness with “Sign in with Apple”
After Google and Facebook, it’s Apple’s flip to supply its personal centralized login system. Called “Sign in with Apple”, it can provide customers the likelihood to create an account with out transmitting any private information. At least that is the thought.
Behind this new software, Apple desires to supply extra privateness by permitting sure info to be shared solely as soon as, leaving the selection to cover your actual e-mail deal with. If you select this feature, Apple generates a novel and random e-mail deal with that forwards to your actual account. This manner, these “disposable” e-mail addresses will be activated for one app solely and deactivated as quickly as you need to get out.
Applications utilizing Sign in with Apple might request info and it’s possible you’ll select to cover your e-mail. Apple will create a random deal with that might be despatched to your e-mail. / © Apple
A brand new Mac Pro
Last yr, Apple unveiled its HomePod, its large good speaker. In 2019, the expertise large took the chance to unveil a brand new Mac Pro, the final replace was in 2013…. so we have been ready for this for some time.
Intended for the professionals amongst us, this new desktop laptop merely presents monster technical specs similar to a Xeon processor that shows as much as 28 cores, as much as 1.5 TB of RAM, eight PC slots, two Thunderbolt three ports, two 10G Ethernet ports, 1,400 W energy provide. There’s no extra round design, probably the most highly effective Mac ever created by Apple takes the type of a small tower – though many joked that it seems like a cheese grater! All parts are accessible and all have been optimized for efficiency. A brand new show, Pro Display XDR, (6K retina definition, Mini LED expertise and 32-inch diagonal) was additionally specifically introduced. Of course, this comes at a worth. Count $6,000 to get the entry-level Mac Pro and $four,999 for the show, which is scheduled for launch within the fall. In a transfer that can horrify some, the stand for the show prices an additional $1,000!
The new Mac Pro is highly effective but it surely comes at a worth! / © Apple
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