Yesterday morning Apple gave its start to the annual WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) at the city of San Jose with a keynote of about two and a half hours, everything that the company has done in recent months has been talked about and highlighted. until today.
Are you interested in what they announced, but your time is short? Well, the article is for you!
AppleTV, a console controller:
AppleTV will soon be compatible with Xbox One and Playstation controllers, allowing them to be used in conjunction with Apple’s new Apple Arcade subscription service.
The Xbox One and PlayStation Dualshock controllers will soon be compatible with the AppleTV, which will allow them to be used with the new Apple subscription, Apple Arcade.
AppleTV, multi-user support:
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Apple Watch, the new updates:
WatchOS is getting a series of improvements, many of which are designed to make the Apple Watch more useful without having to take out your iPhone.
Big improvements are announced for WatchOS, among which are designed to make the use of the Apple Watch more fluid, lean and useful without having to take your iPhone.
- “Independent” apps that can be run directly on the clock without the need for a complementary iPhone app;
- An integrated App Store interface for the purchase / installation of Watch app directly via the watch itself;
- Dedicated voice memos, audiobooks and calculator apps;
- Audio streaming APIs to allow on-the-go streaming of sports games and other content;
- A “Noise” feature that detects the decibel level of the surrounding area, alerting the user when nearby noise levels may be high enough to damage hearing. Apple has quickly noticed that the noise app does not record or save any audio;
- A cycle monitoring app to help women keep track of their menstrual cycle (this will also be integrated into Apple’s Health app on iOS);
- Integrated Shazam support.
As every year in this period, a great iOS update is planned. Since yesterday a beta version is available for developers, it’s online; while a beta version for the public will be available in July and will be sent to everyone in “Fall”.
- App installations are reduced by 50%, about 60% less for updates;
- The apps will launch 2x faster;
- Dark mode: a new and darker interface for when the standard interface is a bit too bright;
- Swipe keyboard: the sliding keyboards have been a thing for about a decade now, but up to that moment, buying one on iOS meant using a third-party offer. With iOS 13, the scroll support is finally integrated;
- Text synchronized over time in the built-in Music app;
- The Reminder app is under review, allowing it to do things like remembering to tag people on a reminder to make it appear the next time you are using them;
- Log in with Apple: don’t you want to share your email with every new app you install? Apple has created an access solution that allows you to access a service using your Apple account, authenticating you with things like FaceID rather than a password. His best trick: if you don’t want to share your current e-mail address with a service, Apple will generate a random and unique forwarding email only for that app. Don’t want to receive emails from that company anymore? Just disable that unique address;
- To do things like determining whether a moving object is a person or just a little dust dancing in front of the lens, most network security cameras send your video to the cloud for computer-based analysis. HomeKit Secure Video uses local devices (rather than the cloud) to analyze movies, then encrypts them before sending them to iCloud for archiving in a way that Apple claims it can’t view. Logitech, Netatmo and Eufy have been mentioned as compatible camera operators;
- The Memojis have a lot of new customization options, including makeup, piercings, different teeth, new hats and, yes, AirPods. Apple will automatically produce stickers from your Memoji and offer them in chat;
- Take a video vertically rather than horizontally? Now you can rotate videos (and do fancy things like color grading) directly in the Integrated Photo app;
- Now you can make the Phone app automatically send unknown callers to your voicemail;
- Now you will have the possibility to allow an app to detect your position only once, instead of allowing it indefinitely or not at all;
- Armed with its own fleet of scanning cars, Apple has completely rebuilt its Maps database. His new maps are considerably more detailed and come complete with his own alternative to Google StreetView
Updates for AirPod / HomePod / CarPlay:
- From today incoming messages can be read by AirPods;
- There will be an audio sharing that will allow you to take audio from whatever you are listening to and be able to send it to multiple sets of AirPods;
- You can put your iPhone next to a HomePod, allowing you to quickly start streaming audio from your iPhone to the speaker;
- A new interface for CarPlay and Siri will work with third-party apps, including Pandora and Waze.
A new S.O. (Operating System) will power the iPad and is known as “iPadOS”, an autonomous crossroads of iOS.
- Widgets can be placed on the home screen;
- A quick switch between apps running on the iPad’s side-by-side scrolling mode;
- The File app has been revised with better browsing, iCloud folder sharing and now supports external drives and SD cards;
- “Desktop class navigation” in Safari. It will always try to automatically set the desktop view of a site rather than the mobile view and now has an appropriate file download manager. It will also have 30 new keyboard shortcuts for things like saving pages, sending emails to pages and opening links in a background card;
- Apple Pencil had a latency that was shaved from 20ms to 9ms;
There is a new compact keyboard mode that allows you to drag a small keyboard to the side of the screen for easier typing;
- New gestures, such as using a “pull in” gesture with three fingers to cut and a “drop in” gesture with three fingers to glue.
New Mac Pro:
It seems that Apple is made with the cylinder style (or, as sometimes, erm, lovingly referred to as “trash”) Mac Pro, with the company returning to the classic tower look. Will ship sometime this fall.
Here are some of those who mentioned:
- Support for Intel Xeon processor up to 28 cores;
- Up to 1.5 terabytes of system memory;
- 8 internal PCI slots (four dual slots, 3 single-wide and one half-length for an IO card with two USB-3 ports and two Thunderbolt 3 ports);
- 1.4 kW of power supply;
- “Quiet as an iMac Pro”;
- Wheels! For those who move their towers a lot, there are optional wheels that you can add to the bottom;
- The basic model will be an Xeon 8 core with 32 GB of memory and a 256 GB SSD and will start at $ 5999.
Pro XDR Display:
The Mac Pro, so expensive, is becoming an equally expensive new Pro Display.
- 32-inch display, with a resolution of 6016 × 3384 (6k);
- It can handle up to 1000nits of brightness indefinitely – the entire back of the device acts as a heat sink, removing heat from the panel;
- Anti-reflective glass, with an opaque “nano-texture” option in which the glass itself has been etched to further reduce glare;
- Pro Display XDR will cost $ 4,999, while the “nano-texture” engraved version will cost $ 5,999;
- The tripod is not included – it will cost you another $ 999.
After macOS Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave arrive … macOS Catalina.
- As they say, iTunes is dead. Or rather, iTunes has been divided. After years of increasing growth, the functionality of iTunes is divided into three new apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV;
- No more iTunes pop-ups every time you connect your iPhone! Solving a nuisance that has plagued users for decades by connecting your iPhone to MacO will now automatically do … nothing;
- If you want to sync your iPhone, you will now find the option quietly around in the Finder;
- Sidecar turns your iPad into a secondary screen for your Mac, complete with Apple pencil support. (There are already some third-party apps built to do exactly that, so they probably aren’t too excited about it today.);
- “Find my phone” and “Find my friends” are combined into one “Find my” app, which now also exists as a macOS app. Even if a device is offline, you can search for it using a Bluetooth mesh network composed of all other iOS / Mac devices;
- Macs are getting the activation lock, which allows you to send a signal to effectively block the device after it has been stolen or lost;
- More thorough and considerably more effective voice checks;
- Project Catalyst (formerly referred to as “Marzipan”) allows app developers to speed up their iPad apps for macOS, using the existing iOS app code base.
New things for developers only:
As one might expect from a Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple also announced some news for developers in the public. Things like:
- ARKit 3, a new version of Apple’s augmented reality framework with motion capture and people occlusion support (which allows AR objects to show front / back view people, as shown in one of the first Minecraft Earth builds in the photo over it);
- SwiftUI , a new framework for creating interfaces for Swift apps. It automatically supports features like screen rotation and newly introduced dark mode.