We finally have a few updates from the first day of WWDC 2019. Apple has gone ahead and unveiled all of its latest software and hardware. We will go ahead and take a quick tour down the lane of day one at WorldWide Developer Conference 2019. There were some major updates coming in from Apple, including that of iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, and the state-of-the-art modular Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.
The arena was packed and saw a full-house on the first day. Audiences were definitely thrilled with the announcements since we have some great new updates that we have anticipated for a long time.
Without further ado, let’s move forward and look at the new features Apple announced.
With iOS 13, your smartphones will have a swipe-style keyboard called QuickPath. Apple has introduced a new software feature for clutter reduction in the Photos app. It also has a new editing experience, and a new “Photos” tab. The Siri Shortcuts have become more efficient with the new multi-step and suggested automations. You can now also reply to messages with a new feature introduced in Siri.
The latest version of macOS, 10.15 has been officially announced. And it’s called macOS Catalina. With Catalina comes individual apps for Music, TV, and Podcasts. This comes in as Apple retires iTunes.
There is another feature called Sidecar, which allows your iPad to be used as a second Mac display in multiple ways.
Then comes in another Accessibility based feature called ‘Voice Control’ that provides a powerful experience with rich navigation to users with verbal controls via on-device processing.
The Screen Time feature will now be loaded in the macOS, a migrated feature from iOS. It helps users be more aware of the time they spend on their notebook or desktop. Apple is also bringing in the UIKit framework to the Mac, officially named as Project Catalyst, formerly called Marzipan. With this, while working on iOS projects a developer or an iPhone app development company will seamlessly be able to port iPad apps to macOS.
Here comes the showstopper from Apple at WWDC keynote. Apple unveiled modular Mac Pro. It boasts an all-new stainless steel and aluminum design with cheese grater inspired ergonomics.
At first glance it feels like a truly modular desktop that has access to components from all sides of the tower sporting eight internal PCIe slots. The price starts from $6,000 for the base model. It can be upgraded up to a 28-core Intel Xeon processor, 1.5TB of RAM, 4TB worth of SSD storage, two Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs and a brand-new custom Apple card called Afterburner.
We can expect the commercial release this fall.
At WWDC on the first day, Apple officially announced the winners of the Apple Design Awards for 2019. The winners are:
Ordia:- One-finger action game where you play as a new life form taking its first leaps into a strange and hazardous world
Flow by Moleskine:- A legendary Moleskine notebook experience to iOS
The Gardens Between:- Single-player adventure-puzzle game about time, memory and friendship.
Asphalt 9 Legends:- Dream ride and race across spectacular locations around the world.
Pixelmator Pro:- A photo editor unlike any other. It features a collection of nondestructive, desktop-class color adjustments.
ELOH:- A chilled out puzzle game to help you relax and find your groove
Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound:- Butterfly iQ provides whole body ultrasound imaging with just one probe.
Thumper: Pocket Edition:- Thumper is rhythm violence: classic action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.
HomeCourt — The Basketball App:- HomeCourt® is a revolutionary basketball training companion.
We are yet to see more major announcements from the coming days in the event. WWDC will end by 7th June this week; probably with more surprises and leaving more room for you to hire iPhone developer and build iOS applications.
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