What started out as Apple’s main gathering of developers, coders and community members is now the company’s most important event in their annual calendar. WWDC, or the World Wide Developer’s Conference, returns this year at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
Slated to stream at Singapore Time 1:00A.M. on 4th June (Tuesday), the tech giant is expected to reveal a wide range of updates to its software ecosystem.
To view the official live stream, simply visit https://www.apple.com/apple-events/livestream. Here’s what to expect:
Death of iTunes
Few existing Apple products require the use of iTunes for functionality – a far hearkening from the days where every iPod required the use of the venerable interface to perform file management.
In its place, Apple’s existing apps: Podcasts, Apple Music and TV will serve vital functions. Where iTunes had served its role as file manager on satellite devices, users will be able to use Music in the same capacity.
Most are expecting a system-wide dark mode on both iPhone and iPad, along with more sweeping improvements to iPad to better suit it to power users. This means better multitasking, with apps gaining the availability to float like cards around the screen on top of other applications.
Some are also expecting a new undo gesture, improvements to the Mail app, along with a repositioning of the brightness and volume indicators in a more unobtrusive way.
An exciting rumour is the addition of a native calculator app to the iPad for the first time.
Apple’s MacOS that powers its notebooks and desktop computers will be advanced to iteration 10.15. In this update, we can expect iOS-like features like Siri Shortcuts.
Some are anticipating a long-awaited refresh of the Mac Pro desktop computer, along with a 31.6-inch 6K display.