What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote next week

“It has become tradition for Apple to introduce new versions of its operating systems to developers at WWDC [June 3, starting at 10am PDT],” Samuel Axon writes for Ars Technica. “Those systems include iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod; macOS for Mac; watchOS for Apple Watch; and tvOS for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. In fact, these are some of the primary purposes of the event. ”

“We’ve seen multiple reports citing reliable sources that Apple will bring Dark Mode — which was introduced to macOS with last year’s 10.14 Mojave update — to iOS devices. Just this week, 9to5Mac published what it believes to be screenshots of Dark Mode,” Axon writes. “It’s a boon for users who find themselves using their phones in bed late at night or while watching a movie or TV in their home theater, for sure, but glare on those glossy screens will mean you’ll probably want to keep the standard light mode on when out and about during the day.”

“The big-ticket item in Apple’s new macOS release is likely to be the project heretofore codenamed Marzipan. The project is an effort to make it easier for app developers both within and outside of Apple to create apps that can be easily distributed to and run on either iOS or macOS devices,” Axon writes. “The goal may be to unify the struggling Mac App Store with the very successful iPhone and iPad App Store.”

Tins more in the full article – recommendedhere.

MacDailyNews Take: Axon’s article is comprehensive about what to expect at WWDC. If you read only one, this is a good one to read!

We’re betting we’ll see a beautiful presentation revealing the new, modular Mac Pro, but we’re not sure if it’ll be available immediately or shortly thereafter. Given recent history, we could easily see Apple showing it off and then letting anticipation build with a nebulous release date of “this fall” or even “later this year.”

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3 Comments

    1. Yes ordering in late 2019, delivering in 2020 in a long queue. It wouldn’t be Apple if they didn’t stretch things to the breaking point. Anything sooner would be a complete out-of-character surprise.

  1. Long queue for the Mac Pro? Apple will sell literally 10s of Mac Pros because the Pros who would’ve bought them are rocking baller PC workstations now.

    Go to any high end creative forum and see the lack of interest in the Mac Pro. The creative industry can no longer give a flying turd about an overpriced mid-tier prosumer computer.

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