Apple’s WWDC 2019: Expect a lot today

Jonny Evans for Apple Must:

I arrived in San Jose for Apple’s big WWDC event late afternoon June 2, and I am picking up a few currents…

The feeling coming to me from people on the Apple edge is stoked. They seem truly excited this year, which suggests big news.

I’m anticipating a long keynote, maybe 2.5 hours.

MacDailyNews Take: This is going to be a momentous day for users of Apple products and services!

We are as excited as ever about our great pipeline of hardware, software and services and we’re looking forward to sharing more information about the future of our four software platforms at our Worldwide Developer Conference now less than five weeks from now. Everyone here is hard at work to prepare for WWDC, and it’s always a privilege to get to share the future of our platforms with the community of world changing developers who bring it to life. You are not going to want to miss this one. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, April 30, 2019

5 Comments

  1. You do realize that design is what got Apple to where it is today. It has been the consistently distinguishing feature of all Apple hardware and software from all the beige boxes and utilitarian crap of the pc/Android world.

    1. You do realize some of Apple’s designs got them into a lot of hot water in the past? They could stand for a lot of improvement as well as listening to customers. That kind of taken-for-granted hubris brought us the last 2013 Mac Pro debacle not to mention dubious MBP keyboards. Apple is hardly infallible. They are still on trial as far as pro’s are concerned. They still need to listen to their pro base – what’s left of them.

    2. C’mon. Even Apple admitted they screwed up with the trash-can Mac Pro. They’re allowed to screw up but not take umpteen years to correct the screw-up. I think the main problem with the trash-can Mac Pro was Apple was hoping that the dual graphics processors would be successful, but they weren’t. Apple gave an explanation why, so they admitted there was a problem. Somehow, the support never materialized for those D-processors. I never much liked the design only because it didn’t have storage bays as the cheese-grater did. To me, the cheese-grater design was the pinnacle of the Mac Pro and I believe it still is. A person could replace everything on the cheese-grater and could do it without tools for the most part. I’d swear if Apple could have replaced the backplane on the Mac Pro and upgraded the motherboard to new standards, it would have been a huge win for Apple. Rectangular cases are much more useful than cylindrical ones only because 99% of replaceable PCIe components are rectangular.

      If Apple wanted to distinguish the Mac Pro from Windows PCs then Apple should have just painted it some weird colors. A cylinder wasn’t necessary or wanted by anyone but Apple. Apple had the iMac to prettify for consumers, so they didn’t have to ruin the Mac Pro just to be different. Instead, all Apple achieved was to alienate potential Mac Pro customers and drove them to buy more Windows PCs. That sucked, for sure. Six years to correct such a problem is far too long but I’m sure Apple didn’t want to eat the cost and have to do a redesign so soon. That trash-can Mac Pro was Apple’s Edsel. Let’s hope Apple learned their lesson from that.

      1. Spot on, Mac7/48! In a nutshell: Apple screwed up with the Trash Can. Apple eventually admitted it. And Apple is taking way too long to fix it.

        I proudly displayed the cheese grater Mac Pro on my desk. People were amazed when I flipped two latches and popped off the side to display four 3.5″ drive bays and an immaculately clean and organized interior. Bring back the cheese grater with modern motherboard and components.

        Or go even further with a workstation approach using a blade design – start with a single blade and work your way up to four or eight blades over time as your requirements drive you and your budget allows.

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