Everything Apple announced at WWDC
At this year’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple announced some really exciting features and designs for the operating systems that run on iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches and Apple TVs.. and yes the one very expensive new computer you probably heard about already.
Apple said thank you next to iTunes and announced a ton of cool new features — here’s everything you need to know and some of the biggest announcements:
When Apple giveth, it also taketh away. Apple revealed that after eighteen years of existence, iTunes is shuttering. Instead, the app will be replaced by Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV platforms. And the internet has some mixed feelings…
The team revealed iMessage updates that will let users add a profile photo to display while messaging, and add makeup and accessories to Memojis (personal favorite). Memoji is getting a major makeover — now, you can add a ton of more makeup and accessories to make yours look even more like you. (Brb while I spend an hour doing this.)
And when it comes to apps, Apple is putting a major emphasis on security and privacy. You now have the option to share your location with an app just once, and then require it to ask you again the next time you use it. Also, if you're sick of giving each new app you download your email address, iOS 13 is integrating a feature that lets you generate a unique random email address for each app.
Say hellooo to more beautiful watch faces and some awesome new apps coming to watchOS 6, the latest Apple Watch software. Now there’s a dedicated Apple Watch app store dedicated to watch aps. There's an audiobook app for Apple Books, a calculator app (which lets you calculate how much to tip or how to split the bill), and, drumrolls please, a Voice Memo app for the Watch. This lets you record those conversations you can’t remember at 2 in the am whenever, wherever. Ladies get hyped, there even a period tracker that helps you track your cycle and fertility, available both on the Watch and on iPhone in the Health app.
The Brand New Mac Pro
Tim Cook announced the Mac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever created and also the most expensive. The Mac was designed with professional creators and developers in mind, and to support projects that require major bandwidth like production rendering, virtual instruments, and app simulation, with impressive Final Cut and Logic integrations. As far as the specs, it's a 32-inch LCD display with over 20 million pixels and a 6K Retina display. And you can connect up to six displays to get up to 120 million pixels.
Prices start at $5,999, and the Mac Pro will be available starting this fall. Or if you just want to opt for the Pro Display XDR, you can get that for a cool $4,999.
Dark Mode is officially coming to the iPhone. iOS 13, the new operating system announced, will include a dark color scheme display, like the one already available on Mac. Also, when you text in Dark Mode, you can swipe to type rather than tapping keys.
Reminders is getting (a much-needed facelift) with a new Quick Type bar and an integration with Tasks. Also, you can tag one of your contacts in your Reminders — so that next time you're Messaging them, you'll be alerted of the reminder.