Apple has just announced the 2019 dates for its annual developers’ conference called the WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference). In a press release issued by the company, they have announced that this year’s WWDC will start on June 3 and will go on until June 7. The purpose of the WWDC is to give Apple developers a chance to meet and talk to Apple engineers. The WWDC also includes several workshops and software development sessions. Over the past few years, WWDC has also served as a platform for the product launches. This is also the time new versions of iOS have been traditionally released. In 2019, Apple is expected to do the same. Until 2017, the WWDC used to take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Since then, the company seems to have a new found liking for the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. This is where WWDC 2019 is also happening. Anyway, let us now take a look at some of the things that we think we be officially revealed at WWDC 2019
WWDC 2019: iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 to be announced
Apple is expected to showcase the newest version of its mobile operating system iOS at WWDC 2019. As the case is every year, we can expect iOS 13 to feature a slew of new features. We already have an inkling of what to expect with iOS 13 thanks to a series of leaks. Let us take a quick look anyway.
One of the features that iOS 13 is likely to come with is a dedicated dark mode. This feature first made it to macOS Mojave and is now expected to come to iOS. Apart from this, you can expect iOS 13 to come with a lot of design upgrades – including a redesigned home screen as well. These things aside, iOS 13 is also likely to feature an updated Live Photos and Files app. For those of you who own an iPad, the arrival of iOS 13 could mean enhanced support for multiple windows.
Moving on to Apple’s desktop operating system macOS, the company will unveil macOS 10.15 at WWDC 2019. As of now, we do not have complete details of all the new features that this software version will bring to the table. One of the much talked about features that could see an improvement is the new universal apps feature which would essentially enable developers to design one app that works seamlessly across iOS and macOS platforms
WWDC 2019: watchOS and tvOS
At WWDC 2019, Apple is also expected to release new versions of watchOS and tvOS. It is too early to comment on what improvements these new updates may feature. However, with nearly two months left for WWDC 2019, there is a good chance that we will hear about several new features on these platforms before the official release.