Apple WWDC 2019 Highlights

Tim Cook on stage and it starts: “Apple offers high-end Hardware, Software and Services to deliver experiences”

This event was sharpened on the software side of a new experience. More and more people want to learn how to code, and frameworks like the one provided by Apple make a big impact in this learning curve. They can develop for different devices using the same technology.


Multi-user support
Time sync Lyrics on Apple Music
Xbox and PS4 Dualshock controllers supported
More personal and entertaining than ever.

Apple Watch

Watch faces and more complications/widgets
Audiobooks and voice memos
Independent apps, not requiring an iPhone
Extended Runtime API
Streaming Audio API
App Store in Apple Watch.

iOS 13

Adoption rate of 85% (iOS 12)
A huge benefit for users and developers
Dark mode
Share suggestion with only one tap
Time sync lyrics on Apple Music
New quick path keyboard
New Maps app, US 3d detailed mapping. Collections, Favorites and Look Around
Locations access: Allow just once, background tracking alerts and Wi-fi & Bluetooth protections
Sign in with Apple (with the option to hide the email). Each app will generate a new email address
Homekit support for cameras
Control your data
Contact share via iMessage (similar to WhatsApp)
Memoji Stickers (similar to Bitmoji)
New Photo and Video modes, and editing modes
New Photos gallery app
SiriKit for Announce Messages and Audio Sharing (Airpods)
Handoff to Home Pod
Live Radio
Siri Shortcuts. Multi-step shortcuts with suggestions recipes
New text to speech technology.


The new operating system is specific to the tablet device
Widgets on the home screen
Display over and split views for applications
Spaces (different desktops like in macOS)
App Exposé on a tablet
Better composing in a better multitasking OS
New Files app
Folder sharing on the iCloud drive
USB drives and SD cards supported
Direct connection to cameras
Zip and unzip
New Safari app with desktop and optimised mode
New gesture copy and paste
Apple pencil, reduced low latency (9ms). API for pencil tools available for 3rd party apps


People use Macs to create beautiful things
New Mac Pro. $5999
Architecture to meet the pro requirements. Modularity and flexibility
New Intel Xeon (28 cores) processor
Up to 1.5 terabytes RAM
PCIe (x 8) expansion slots
Radeon Pro Vega II Duo – the worlds most powerful graphics cards
Afterburner, a hardware accelerator card that is capable of processing ProRes and ProRes RAW. Goodbye to proxy workflows
Optional wheels
New Mac Display. Pro Display XDR. $4999
Portrait mode rotation. Useful for coding
Utility and functions define the design of the new Mac Pro
Rack version.


New macOS Catalina.
New iTunes = Apple Music + Apple Podcasts + Apple TV
Sidecar, iPad as a second display.
Accessibility with voice control
Activation Lock
New photo browsing
Screen time


ARKit3 RealityKit and Reality Composer. Minecraft Earth with AR is here!

The new framework, SwiftUI. Better apps with less code

Project Catalyst, a framework to allow developers to create mac apps from mobile apps. Just open Xcode, and tick Mac device. Single time development for a multiple device application. SwiftUI for all the devices and platforms – One code base, one team

New playground for app development with live preview.

A native framework to build watch apps.


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