iOS 13, MacOS 10.15 and MacPro: Everything we’re expecting at WWDC 2019
WWDC is less than a week away.
So to the fifth episode was supposed to be a look into everything.
We're expecting at Apple's developers conference, which we will get to but then Apple decided to drop a new iPod touch on us.
So we're going to have to start with that.
Very similar to the old one.
Four inch screen and those old school big bezels and physical home button with no touch I.D. Now the difference here is all under the hood.
They've got Apple's new A10 Fusion chip which means they can now support AR kids.
And group FaceTime.
Now I know a lot of you have been asking for an iPod refresh and it's great apple did this so I want to hear what you guys think.
I personally would've liked to have seen more.
More screen real estate, maybe a face ID The option, and maybe one of Apple's more recent processors so it wouldn't be obsolete a few years from now.
Now the price does seem to be right for what it is because the cheapest 32GB model cost $199.
And now for the main event, WWDC, now I may not have a crystal ball.
But the one sure thing at every developers' conference is software.
This is where Apple usually unveils the next generation of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, giving us all a taste Some of the changes coming to our iPhones, tablets, computers, and watches in September.
Although, developers get early access to the beta shortly after the conference.
Now, there's been plenty of rumors out there already about iOS 13 because it's supposed to bring big changes this year with a pretty significant redesign that'll be obvious from the moment you open your phone because you're getting a brand new home screen.
Potentially new fonts to choose from.
The other big design change in iOS 13 is dark mode.
Apple brought dark mode to the max last year with Mojave but this is the year you'll finally be able to get it on your iPhone and iPad.
And I'm talking about true dark mode not just in burst colors This week 9-5 Mac got ahold of some screenshots of what that will actually look like in real life.
And it looks pretty sharp, I've got to say.
Apparently you'll be able to activate it from the settings or just switch it on from the control center for easy access.
Google also announced a new dark mode for android Q in it's developers conference just a few weeks ago.
And it's not just the interface that getting changes, according to our recent Bloomberg report, a lot of apple native apps are getting a refresh, the messages app is rumoured to be getting a WhatsApp's, Style overhaul with profile pictures, and status updates.
Maybe a new swipe style keyboard similar to Google's Gboard and an undue feature that would allow you to go back in time.
And of course i wouldn't be an IOS update without some new anemoji features of course.
The maps, mail, and reminders apps are all said to be getting some refreshes as well.
And according to 9To5Mac, the Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps are merging into one.
Apple's Health app is another one that could be getting a major overhaul as Apple continues to invest In health,the app is said to be getting a new home page that will better display your most important data, with an over view of your daily stats and your progress overtime.
Plus it's getting some new tracking features.
So, there's something called hearing health, which would take a look at how loud you're playing your music and the volume of the abiase noise around Around you, you figure out how that's affecting your hearing and then there is period tracking for us women which is pretty self explanatory, keep tracking of the women menstrual cycle and that was said to be coming to the apple watch as well.
iOS 13 is also said to be getting a better bedtime mode which would make sense with this new health push.
It would combine the new dark mode, the do-not-disturb features and the clock app to, well obviously, improve your sleep.
But maybe it could also usher in a new era of sleep tracking to the Apple Watch.
You never know.
Expect Apple to continue making a push for digital well-being as well.
In iOS 13, it might include a few more controls for parents to limit screen time for their kids.
Now sadly, still no multi-tasking On the horizon for the iPhone, at least not that I've heard of.
But maybe some picture-in-picture viewing?
The iPads would most likely be the ones to be getting better multitasking support this time around.
Plus you'll be able to turn them into a second screen, to use as a monitor along side your MacBook complete with mouse input support.
Now, this obviously is just a rumour for now.
What we can expect is to see more integration between iOS and MacOS.
And let's get to that.
It seems like mac os ten point fifteen could get us a little bit closer to that full integration between ios and mac os and universal apps.
Now we've already started seeing some more native ios apps pop up on apple computers.
You can expect that trend to continue with MAC OS 10.15.
In fact Guilherme Rambo and Steve Troughton-Smith both has some insight about this.
And said that Mac OS could bring dedicated apps for music, [INAUDIBLE] and TV shows to the Macs.
Basically breaking out the tabs from iTunes without really getting rid of iTunes as the mothership.
But perhaps the most important chain Inch is one that we as consumers won't see directly, that's because apple is apparently planning to bring these cross party framework to third party developers so they can start working on the code to bring their iPhone apps to the max So they could work with both a touch screen or a mouse.
Some more minor mac O.S. rumors we've been hearing about have to do with iMessages, so expect more features like what you have on your iPhone, and potentially Those screen time controls, so that you can control your screen time while on your computer.
Now we already talked about some of the new health features coming to the Apple Watch but watch OS 6 will bring even more.
So we have the period tracking which we talked about but also a new app called dose.
Which would remind you to take your medications and potentially better bed time mode for the Apple Watch and that would make sense if they're planning sleep tracking down the line.
Now the most important feature in Watch OS 6 though might be that it's bringing a standalone app store to the Apple Watch So you won't have to rely on the phone to download your apps on the watch, making it even more independent from the iPhone, of course some other new updates would include new watch faces which are always exciting for the apple one.
And it's finally getting a voice memo app, a calculator and audio books.
Here's a long shot.
Hardware is not a given at these events, but it's definitely a possibility.
So we're also on the lookout for six K display a WW DC to lunch alongside that modular Mac Pro which Apple had promised for some time in 2019.
The clue came from a report from longtime Apple analyst Ming Xi quote who said that Apple is gearing up to release a 6k external display and it would obviously make sense.
Sense for it to launch that display, alongside the macro, just saying.
So that's what we're expecting.
But what about what we want.
I asked you guys to give me your iOS, Mac OS, send watch iOS wish lists last week and this is what you said.
Unclejerry50th said, I've been looking forward to dark mode for years now And that seemed to be the consensus among a lot of you who have been waiting for dark mode.
Dinesh Reddy said, dark mode, super fast Siri with more knowledge.
And I totally agree with you, Dinesh.
Siri is in desperate need of an overhaul as well, although I haven't hear anything about that one so kind of losing hope and user by Sharma and I'm so sorry if I mispronounce your name says he wants better text search capabilities in imessage and messages in macos would be a nice thing to have and this sounds like this one might actually be real possibility because [UNKNOWN] is rumor to at least a search bar to.
Now thank you again to all of you who participated this week.
It's great to read so many of your comments and hear what you guys are interested in.
My question this week, What would you like to see at WWDC?
Interviews with developers, Apple execs, demos?
I'll be at the keynote on Monday to give you all the details.
So send me your requests on the comments section below or tweet me live the day of the event.
So here's the deal.
WWDC will take place at the McHenry Convention Center in San Jose starting on June 3rd through the 7th.
The keynote starts at 10 AM Pacific Time on June 3rd which you can live stream on Apple's website.
But we're starting the party early here at CNET with our own live show at 9 AM, one hour before the big show to get you ready.
So join us on YouTube and on cnet.com and I'll see ya then