WWDC 2019: Everything we expect Apple to announce
On Monday, Apple will kick-off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference where it'll announce the next-generation software and possibly some new hardware. The keynote address is scheduled to kick off at 10am PDT (10:30pm IST) at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. During the five-day event, Apple is expected to showcase iOS 13, macOS 10.15, and watchOS 6 among others. Here are the details.
According to leaks and reports, iOS 13 will arrive with a system-wide dark mode, swipe-to-type support in the native keyboard, new animations, and redesigned widgets. The Messages app is said to get a new design with profile pictures and improved privacy controls. Further, Apple is also said to refresh its Reminders and Mail apps while also updating Books, Maps and Find My Friends.
iOS 13 is expected to bring major changes to the iPad. Apple is said to introduce a new multitasking interface and possibly support for a wired mouse. Moreover, developers may be allowed to build apps with individual sections that can open in new movable windows.
Like WWDC 2018, Apple will focus on its cross-platform initiative which allows developers to easily migrate iOS apps to Mac. Hence, with News, Stocks and Voice Memos apps coming to macOS Mojave, we expect more iOS apps like Siri Shortcuts and full-fledged Messages app to arrive on macOS 10.15. Additionally, Apple is also expected to introduce an all-new Music app for macOS.
Apple is also planning to bring a version of App Store on the Apple Watch via its all-new watchOS 6. The software is likely to bring apps like Voice Memos, Apple Books, and a couple of new health-related apps to the watch. Further, we also expect some minor improvements to Apple TV's tvOS and multiuser support on HomePod - the company's Siri-powered Bluetooth speaker.
According to reports, Apple is likely to launch a revamped Mac Pro desktop computer which will replace the 2013's trash can-like model. Further, a new external monitor with a 31.6-inch display and 6K resolution is also on the cards. The company may also launch a tracking device that can stick to your systems and provide notifications and location information via iCloud account.