So, in today’s show, I’ll explore the main announcements that Apple made on June 3rd 2019 during the keynote at their annual worldwide developer conference (aka WWDC).
From new hardware to the next versions of Apple’s operating systems, I’ll share with you my take on what it means for us, Macpreneurs.
Here are my 3 main takeaways from this event:
- Apple is doubling-down on security and privacy across the board
- Apple is listening to its pro customer base even if it represents a minority
- Apple is committed to helping developers create great experiences across all its platforms
And if I could summarise all the announcements in 1 word, it would be: “Finally!”
Here’s the link to the replay video: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2019/
2019 Mac Pro
For whom? Hardcore professionals who need out-of-this-world processing power.
We’re talking about movie production sets, music recording studios, multi-platform app & game developers and the like here.
Basically, companies that need more power than what the fully specced iMac Pro can offer or want the modularity and for which time is worth more than the money they’ll spend.
If you don’t need that much power and the modularity, the iMac Pro will be more than enough and for about the same price as the most basic Mac Pro, you’ll get twice the amount of RAM (64 instead of 32), 1TB of SSD (instead of 256GB) and a built-in 5K display.
Link to Apple’s website: https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/
Pro Display XDR
For whom? Professionals who need extreme colour accuracy through the entire video production process
Link to Apple’s website: https://www.apple.com/pro-display-xdr/
iOS 13 & iPadOS
- iOS 13 preview page (Source: Apple)
- iOS 13 features page (Source: Apple)
- Hands-on with 200+ iOS 13 features by Jeff Benjamin (Source: 9to5 Mac)
- Mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS includes USB and Bluetooth devices (source: AppleInsider)
- Here are some iPadOS features you may have missed! (Source: iMore)
- The Full List of Automation Triggers in Shortcuts for iOS 13 (Source: MacStories)
- Apple Pencil gets impressive updates with iPadOS (Source: AppleInsider)
- tvOS Press Release (Source: Apple)
- watchOS 6 Press Release (Source: Apple)
macOS 10.15 Catalina
- macOS 10.15 Catalina Press Release (Source: Apple)
- macOS Catalina preview page (Source: Apple)
- macOS Catalina features page (Source: Apple)
- Catalyst: the iPad and Mac are tied together like never before (Source: Macworld)
- Project Catalyst aims to bring apps to the Mac, enhance titles for iPad (Source: AppleInsider)
- WWDC Platform State of the Union video (Source: Apple)
- Introducing SwiftUI: Building Your First App (Source: Apple)
- SwiftUI Essentials (Source: Apple)
And you, what fires you the most about what Apple announced at WWDC in 2019?
Please let me know by leaving a comment below.
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