Apple WWDC 2019: iOS 13 dark mode, iPadOS, the Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR and all that Apple announced
The WWDC '19 keynote saw the overhauled Mac Pro and an epically bright Apple Pro Display XDR debut, along with iOS 13 dark mode, new iPadOS and an Apple Watch App Store that's actually on the watch.
Lori GruninSenior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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It's beastly, and here are the specs to prove it. Apple's also introduced a custom video accelerator card, called Afterburner, designed specifically for video editing acceleration to support native ProRes and ProRes Raw in 8K. Hello, 1.4 kilowatt power supply. But: optional wheels!
The rumored 32-inch HDR display (that Apple dubs "XDR") is real as the Pro Display XDR; Apple intends it to replace both reference and working monitors for video editors. It's got a matching cheese-grater back that's also a huge heat sink. The panel has 6,016x3,384 resolution, is true 10-bit, and incorporates a polarizer for better viewing angles, etched glass and a large array of blue LEDs with lenses and local dimming. It supports 1,600 nits peak and 1,000 nits sustained and high contrast.