Main announcements of WWDC 2019: presentation results

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

traditionally made several major announcements. We will sum up the results of 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 a few surprises. Finally, a new swipe-style keyboard called QuickPath has appeared, the Photos application has received a number of innovations, and Siri has been updated. The long-awaited dark mode (Dark Mode) has appeared under the motto that “iOS now lives in the dark.” System performance has been increased and many applications have been updated.

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.


One more surprise — it's your ownplatform for tablets. iPadOS provides the ability to launch multiple windows for an open application, and Slide Over mode allows you to interact more freely. The Files app has been updated to support external drives and SD cards, and images can be uploaded from cameras directly to third-party apps. Safari gets new keyboard shortcuts and a download manager. Apple has also added new three-finger gestures for cutting, copying and pasting, and undoing.

MacOS catalina

macOS 10.15 was officially introduced as MacOS Catalina. The new Mac software includes standalone apps for music, TV and podcasts. As we expected, Apple has introduced Sidecar, a feature that lets you use your iPad as a second Mac display in a few different ways. "Find My" — is an updated app that combines Find My Phone and Find My Friends. It will now 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.

The Screen Time feature has also moved from iOS to macOS.Now users will be able to analyze their time consumption. Meanwhile, Apple's UIKit framework is coming to Mac, which is now officially called Project Catalyst, previously called Marzipan. This allows developers to easily port iPad apps to macOS.

WatchOS 6

Apple also introduced the next versionsoftware for Apple Watch with new watch faces, new Audiobooks, Voice Memos and Calculator apps, and a dedicated iOS app store. watchOS 6 also now offers new health and fitness monitoring features. Another new app called Cycles allows users to track their menstrual cycles on both Apple Watch and iPhone and log important information.

tvOS 13

tvOS 13 — next software versionsoftware for Apple TV. There are also some nice improvements here, but for Russia this is not of particular value. In particular, support for multiple users has appeared, each of whom receives their own recommendations for viewing. The new Control Center UI will allow users to switch between profiles, and even 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— This is the announcement of a completely new Mac Pro, which has a brand new design made of stainless steel and aluminum. Eight internal PCIe slots. Priced 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 GPUs (4 GPUs total), and Apple's all-new 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.