We look into what is new for Apple at WWDC 2019
For those who do not know, WWDC 2019 will be one of the best opportunities to learn about what is new in the world of Apple. The Worldwide Developer Conference will have tons of workshops and connecting opportunities for developers but for the regular Joe, the main interest will be on the first day as there will be all of the big announcements about what to expect from Apple for 2019.
Where and when?
WWDC 2019 will take place at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose (same as last year) from 3-7 June 2019. It is fair to assume that tickets sold out within a couple of minutes but don’t fret, the whole Keynote speech with all the big announcements will be available to view from Apple’s website here. The speech will start at 10 am Pacific time on June 3.
What are we expecting?
Apple has already had an incredibly productive year with their release of new iPads, iMacs and Airpods as well as subscription services for Apple TV+ and News+ to name a few. Nevertheless, they are only just getting started!
As this is a conference for developers, it is without surprise that the main focus will be on the four new OS that developers will be using to build apps from, there will be more interesting announcements for non-developers but we’ll focus on these four first. These four new OS will be demonstrated and released as betas at WWDC but we most likely will not see them publicly launched until after summer at the very earliest.
Everyone is waiting for this one. So many users use Apple products, so building an app with the latest OS could make your app a huge success resulting in literally millions of downloads. This might seem like something only developers would be interested in but it also affects the customer too. Just think about your iPhone or iPad getting a sudden boost in speed or a sudden modernization with the design layout. We have seen it before and it could quite easily happen again.
At the moment, there is not much to go on so we’ll have to wait and see, although there are rumors and speculations for what we want to see
Mac OS 10.15
MacOS 10.15 is merely a placeholder for the new Mac OS. If I were to speculate, I would say the new OS would be named either Sequoia, Sonoma or Ventura, as those are the names that were filed for trademark by Apple in 2018 along with the name Mojave, all of which are found in California. As for what the new OS provides, what we know so far is that there will be improvements to make it easier to port iOS apps to the Mac. In 2018, Apple revealed that it was working on ways to make the transition between two OSes smoother, this would be awesome but I doubt that it will be as smooth as we would like it to be just yet.
The Apple watch has come in leaps and bounds since April 2015 and now with watch OS6, we’re expecting some things to be improved that is long overdue. The watches fitness tracking has improved greatly with each major update, however, there is still an area where apple watches are still disappointing, sleep tracking, it is a shame but hopefully, with the watch OS6, we will see a vast improvement on what feels like a missed opportunity.
Another aspect that people may hope to see is to allow an “always on” setting for the watch display, a popular request from most apple watch users, but I feel like we are not quite there yet.
have a look at our top 5 anticipations for the new Apple watch OS6
TvOS is the operating system that runs on the fourth gen and 4k versions of the Apple TV. The new tvOS will be released at the event, but we are not sure if we will see much about it at the event, although, we may see something if the rumors about the Apple TV stick are true.
Are you as excited about WWDC as we are? Let us know what you think we will see in the comments.