Enlarge / Neon emoji and animoji photographs accompanied the invitations to press.
Apple has despatched out invitations to the press for its Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC) keynote—or because the invite calls it, a “particular occasion.” The occasion will happen on June three at 10am PDT. Ars will probably be in attendance to liveblog the proceedings and all of the bulletins.
Generally the invitations Apple sends out comprise hints as to what will probably be introduced. It appears members of the press obtained numerous graphics depicting neon emoji and animoji photographs set towards midnight blue backgrounds—maybe to evoke iOS 13’s rumored Darkish Mode. Ars obtained the above emoji.
We’re anticipating in depth particulars concerning the firm’s main three OS releases which might be anticipated later within the yr: iOS 13 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod contact; macOS 10.15 for the Mac; and watchOS 6 for the Apple Watch.
As famous, earlier leaks have instructed that iOS 13 will function a Darkish Mode just like the one added in macOS Mojave, together with built-in help for utilizing your iPad as an exterior show on your Mac—one thing beforehand solely potential with third-party options like Duet. Different iPad-specific enhancements anticipated embody the flexibility to change between completely different variations of the identical app, an overhauled multitasking expertise, and probably a house display revamp. Apple is anticipated to make some large adjustments to the Reminders app in iOS, which has usually been criticized for failing to compete with different to do apps, and so as to add new gestures for undoing and redoing textual content enter.
We all know much less about macOS 10.15, however we do know that the highlight will probably be targeted to a point on Marzipan, Apple’s initiative to make it a lot simpler for app builders to focus on their apps at each Macs and iOS units. macOS 10.14 featured some early examples Apple constructed internally (the Information app, for one), however 10.15 is anticipated to convey the function to third-party builders. Moreover, we anticipate a brand new standalone Music app and extra steps towards Steel and away from OpenGL and strikes towards additional deprecating 32-bit software help.
On the hardware facet, there’s one towering elephant within the room: the Mac Professional. It has been a few years since Apple assured a room filled with journalists that it was engaged on a brand new Mac desktop that it hopes will fulfill the critics of the 2013 “trash can” design, however we have heard nary a element since. Nonetheless, WWDC 2019 is an opportune time to announce this new hardware, as the corporate has beforehand stated 2019 is the goal launch yr, and the builders in attendance on the present are among the target market for the product.
It is not a positive factor—it might come at a smaller scale or closed-doors occasion later within the yr—however it might positive be welcome. We’ll publish extra detailed predictions and background data subsequent week.