Apple’s worldwide developer’s conference is just around the corner. On June 3rd, Apple will hold the keynote address where it will feature the new operating system updates for all four of its major platforms: iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. And this time, it looks like we might see some hardware or more details about Apple’s upcoming services. What exactly can you expect to see at WWDC 2019? Read on to find out.
WWDC 2019: What to Expect
1. iOS 13
As always, Apple will lead WWDC keynote with an update to its biggest software platform. And this time we are going to see a lot of interesting things. And after a dull year, 2019 should be the year of great software updates on the iPad side as well.
Plenty of features in iOS 13 have already been confirmed by leaks.
Dark Mode: The much-awaited dark mode is finally coming.
Better iPad Multitasking: Apple is going to improve iPad multitasking by introducing a floating panel feature that will give users the ability to move windows freely, similar to how it works on macOS.
iPad as a Second Display: There’s a rumored feature called Sidecar that will let you use the iPad as a second display for a Mac, wirelessly.
Improved Safari: Safari on the iPad will now automatically load the desktop version of the site.
New Volume HUD: Finally, Apple is going to replace the annoying volume overlay with something that is less distracting.
New Reminders App: There’s going to be a new reminders app written from the ground up.
Find My App: Apple is merging its Find my Friends and Find my iPhone app into one. The new app will come with a revamped UI and offer enhanced functionality.
Smarter Siri: Siri is going to get smarter in iOS 13 with improved voice recognition, support for new Siri extensions, and more.
2. macOS 10.15
The upcoming version of macOS is going to have quite a lot of features from iOS 12 and iOS 13.
iPad apps on Mac: Apple is going to let developers write iPad apps that will work directly on macOS with little tweaks.
Screen Time: iOS 12’s Screen Time is finally coming to the Mac. This screen will help Mac users see just how much time they’re spending on the Macs.
New Mac Apps: The Podcasts app is coming to Mac. There is going to be a standalone Music app as well. Plus, the new Find my iPhone app is coming to the Mac along with iOS 13’s new Reminders app.
Siri Shortcuts: Siri Shortcuts integration along with Shortcuts app is coming to macOS. We don’t know how exactly Shortcuts app will work in macOS and if it will be as limited as the iOS version.
Read our detailed breakdown of macOS 10.15 leaked features to learn more.
3. watchOS 6
More Watch Faces: Sorely needed for Apple Watch Series 4, Apple is going to be adding newly designed watch faces to the mix. There’s going to be a new watch face with extra large time stamp, a gradient-based watch face, a watch face that looks like a sundial, and a new Infograph Subdial face.
More Complications: Apple will be adding a couple of useful new complications to the mix.
App Store on Watch: Apple is adding App Store directly to the Watch so users can download and start using apps without ever touching the iPhone.
Voice Memos: The Voice Memos app will come to the Apple Watch so users can quickly take notes from their wrist.
Books App: The new Books app will let users listen to audiobooks right from the Apple Watch.
New Health-Related Apps: A new app called Dose will help users take medicines on time. A new app called Cycles will be used for tracking menstrual cycles.
We’ve outlined our watchOS 6 wishlist here.
4. Mac Pro Teaser
While the new Mac Pro is not ready to be shipped, we can expect to see a teaser. The last Mac Pro was revealed at WWDC and as so many developers watch the event, it can be a great time to talk about the most powerful Mac.
Other than that, there’s a slight chance might see a new monitor reveal from Apple as well.
What Are Your Expectations?
Now that you’ve seen what the leaks say, what are your expectations from this year’s WWDC? Share with us in the comments below.