Main announcements of WWDC 2019: presentation results

Yesterday was the opening of the WWDC 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference, on the first day of which Apple

Traditionally made several major announcements. We will summarize the presentation right now.

The most important thing

The Apple presentation on June 3 took almost two and a half hours. During this time, the company made quite a lot of software announcements, plus introduced new equipment. Let's start in order.

iOS 13

Although most of the new featureswas quite expected, Apple still made some surprises. Finally, a new keyboard in swipe style called QuickPath has appeared, the Photos application has received a number of innovations, updated the capabilities of Siri. There was a long-awaited dark mode (Dark Mode) under the motto that "iOS now lives in the dark." Increased system performance, updated many applications.

All major changes in iOS 13 we have described here. Also on our resource is available detailed instructions on how to install iOS 13 beta 1.


Another surprise is its own platform.for tablets. iPadOS provides the ability to launch multiple windows for an open application; in Slide Over mode, you can interact more freely. The Files app has been updated with support for external drives and SD cards, and images can be downloaded from cameras directly to third-party apps. Safari got new shortcut keys and download manager. Apple also added three-finger gestures for cutting, copying, and pasting, as well as undo.

MacOS catalina

macOS 10.15 was officially introduced as MacOS Catalina. New software for Mac includes offline applications for music, television and podcasts. As we expected, Apple introduced the Sidecar feature, which allows you to use your iPad as a second Mac display in several different ways. Find My is an updated application that combines Find My Phone and Find My Friends. Now it will be available on Mac.

A new feature-oriented feature called the Voice Control. It provides users with even more features with rich navigation through verbal control.

Screen Time also migrated from iOS to macOS. Now users can analyze the flow of their time. Meanwhile, the Apple UIKit framework goes on the Mac, which is now officially called Project Catalyst, previously called Marzipan. This allows developers to easily transfer apps for iPad to macOS.

WatchOS 6

Apple also introduced the next version.Apple Watch software with new dials, new Audiobooks, Voice Notes and Calculator applications, as well as a specialized app store for iOS. watchOS 6 also now offers new features for health and fitness monitoring. Another new application called “Cycles” allows users to track their menstrual cycles on both Apple Watch and iPhone and record important information.

tvOS 13

tvOS 13 - the next version of the softwareProvide for Apple TV. There are also some nice improvements, but for Russia it does not carry much value. In particular, support has appeared for several users, each of whom receives his recommendations for viewing. The new Control Center user interface will allow users to switch between profiles, and even the music will be personalized for each profile.

Another new feature will be support for Xbox One and Playstation DualShock 4 controllers for games. Apple TV will also receive new HDR underwater screensavers along with tvOS 13.

New Mac Pro

Another surprise at the WWDC presentation isthe announcement of a brand new Mac Pro, which received a qualitatively new design of stainless steel and aluminum. Eight internal PCIe slots. Price from $ 6,000 for the base model, can be equipped with a 28-core Intel Xeon processor, 1.5 TB of RAM, 4 TB of SSD storage, two Radeon Pro Vega II graphics processors (only 4 graphics processors) and a completely new Apple card called Afterburner . The new Mac Pro will be available later this fall.

Pro Display XDR

Together with the new Mac Pro, Apple announcedprofessional display 6K reference class called Pro Display XDR. The 32-inch display has a resolution of 6016 x 3384, which includes more than 20 million pixels. Among other features: 10-bit support, up to 1600 nits peak brightness, contrast ratio of 1 000 000: 1 and an optional stand that works in both landscape and portrait mode.

XDR stands for Extreme Dynamic Range,since the display provides performance well above HDR (high dynamic range). Pro Display XDR will also be available in the fall and will cost $ 5,000.

That's probably the most important thing that was at the Apple presentation on June 3.