Apple's annual developer conference kicks offand expectations are multiplying. If the rumors are true, the company will use the event to unveil new hardware and announce one of the most significant changes in the iOS and MacOS strategy in years.
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Dark Mode in sight and a new iPod touch arrives
The 2019 edition of the World Developers Conference (WWDC), which will be held again at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jos, California, showcase new apps, features and tools that will reach the universe of software, services and devices that the company has. Unlike last year,, there is a strong possibility that products will be presented and important revelations made in 2019.
A large number of Apple executives, including chief executive Tim Cook, are expected to take the stage at WWDC to delineate the company's software strategy and address issues ranging from, even security and relationships with developers.
Perhaps the most anticipated news is related to the next version of Apple's operating system, whose name, most likely, is, and that is late for an important update. In addition to a redesign and several new features such as a new main screen, the dark mode of the system and other multitasking options the company has also said that it is developing interoperability between iOS and MacOS, the operating system of MacBook, laptops and desktops Mac. This could make it significantly easier for developers to share code between apps written for iPhone and iPad and Mac.
Rumors about iOS 13 and the iPhone 5G will arrive earlier …
Given the precedents of hardware announcements and presentations in WWDC, there is also a possibility that we can see a new MacBook Pro
or , or some other product that is taken to the stage. The company could present an update of the Mac Pro, which already announced that there will be this year. (In 2017, the company used the event to present a and the ). Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
Below, we have gathered everything we know about WWDC 2019, including the rumors that have caught our attention so far. We will continue to update this article when the conference day approaches, so stay tuned.
When is WWDC 2019?
WWDC is from June 3 to June 7. Although Apple has not officially announced the program, the main presentation of the first day began at 10 a.m., US Pacific time.
How can I watch WWDC 2019 live?
If you have, you can use the Apple Events app to view it (same as older events). Otherwise, you can see WWDC in the Apple Events section on the company's website.
CNET in Spanish is publishing live blog from the McEnery Convention Center in San Jos, California.
How can I attend WWDC?
If you have not got a ticket, chances are you cannot attend. Apple distributed tickets in a lottery system when the event was announced earlier this year, and all available locations ran out.
What are the rumors about WWDC 2019?
A new look for iOS 13
There is much copper a dramatic redesign of the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, whose name is expected to be iOS 13. The, expected for September, could be the first receptacle of a new main screen, more multitasking capabilities and an option to "undo". Other improvements to the table may include new mobile versions of the Safari browser and the Mail and Reminders apps.
We have also seen some models that show how iOS 13 will look. Apple has already introduced a dark mode throughout the system for their computers with MacOS Mojave, after allowing users to put the dark mens bar in the previous version of their operating system, MacOS High Sierra. Currently, you can only put individual iOS applications in dark mode if they have it enabled.
IOS apps come to MacOS (and vice versa)
At WWDC 2018, Apple software chief Craig Federighi announced new technology that could make it easier for people to bring apps developed on iOS to Mac. In a MacOS update released in September, Apple revealed new versions of four of its own apps that originated in iOS News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home made with that technology. Now, it seems, Apple plans to cross platforms with things from external developers.
Supposedly under the secret name of Marzipan, the technology is really for developers and not for users. But it will have many implications for the 1.4 billion devices that use iOS, MacOS or TVOS. In the short term, at least, it seems that we can expect more iOS features like Siri cuts, Screen Time and iMessage screen effects coming to MacOS, according to a 9to5Mac post.
Marzipan could also accelerate a transition on Intel's Mac platform to iPad-type ARM chips, a change that has long been rumored to be reported by Bloomberg and Axios. In addition to creating commercial efficiencies for Apple, a single ARM-based CPU on iPhones, iPads and Macs will make it easier for developers to create a unique version of their applications.
(John Gruber wrote a detailed and complete analysis of the history, feasibility and wisdom of Apple's strategy with Marzipan in 2017).
Dying iTunes? Music, podcast and video apps come to MacOS
Two veteran programmers, Guilherme Rambo and Steve Troughton-Smith, have discovered evidence that suggests that Apple may present new independent music, podcast and TV apps in a future version of in MacOS. According to several reports, Apple will keep iTunes (for now) because it is the only way to synchronize information between old iPods and iPhones and Macs.
New iPad Pro and MacBook Pro?
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has made some predictions about the products that could materialize in WWDC. Earlier this year, I suggested that Apple introduce two new iPad Pros in 2019.
That said, we already have two new non-Pro iPads in 2019, since March theand the . And it hasn't even been a year since the company launched its two most recent iPad Pros, last October, so we're taking this less seriously.
Kuo has also suggested that Apple launch a new 16-inch MacBook Pro
and update the 13-inch model with 32 GB of RAM. And he has ensured that Apple works on a new Mac Pro with "easy-to-upgrade components" that comes with a 31-inch 6K monitor.
iPads with which you can use mouse?
According to rumors, Apple could take another step towards the evolution of the iPad in a laptop replacement. Federico Viticci, editor in chief of MacStories, says thatin a future version of iOS.
Debut the Mac Pro 2019 on WWDC?
Hope does not hurt. The last time the company updated its flagship desktop computer was inand Apple executives have talked about a follow-up that "will soon be" for many years.
In this time of last year, we heard that a new Mac Pro will arrive in 2019. "We want to be transparent and openly communicate with our Pro community, so we want you to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product. It is not something for this ao, "Mac hardware products marketing director Tom Boger told TechCrunch in April 2018.
Of course, Apple said something similar in 2017.
But maybe the company really meant it this time. After all, theIt was launched in the WWDC of 2017. And if the new Mac Pro does not arrive this June, Apple's next opportunity and presumably the last to launch it in 2019 will be in September. Then the arrival of the and perhaps more important hardware although it will not be the ideal place to launch a niche product, such as the Mac Pro.
An App Store dedicated to the Apple Watch?
Apple announce the launch of an App Store dedicated to applications for Apple Watch, according to a comprehensive report of Bloombergabout the ads during WWDC 2019.