Apple kicked off the WWDC 2019 keynote with a lovely video. It pays tribute to developers, and the long nights they spend toiling over machines coding. It also perfectly summed up the frustrations of when that damned code just will not work…and the wonderful moment when everything goes right. The video featured the fantastic tag line: While the world sleeps, you dream. It set the tone for an impressive keynote.
Project Catalyst is Apple’s official name for what we now as Marzipan. It lets developers port iOS apps to the Mac. I think it can help revive Mac gaming, because presumably games will also be able to get ported. Apple Arcade will be available on macOS as well.
But the big news is clearly Catalyst. Details are still thin, and Apple will most likely share more information this afternoon during its State of the Union WWDC keynote.
A big announcement at WWDC 2019 was iPadOS. With support for external storage, new ways to multitask, and more.
Apple revealed the new Mac Pro at WWDC 2019 and it is a bit of beast – featuring up to 28 cores and an Intel Zeon chip.
Apple just announced a huge new privacy feature called Sign In With Apple. It’s a new type of website and app login.
An upgrade to tvOS, announced at WWDC 2019 will introduce multiuser support and song lyrics for Apple Music.
WWDC attendees got a sneak peek of Apple original series ‘For All Mankind,’ produced by the man behind Battlestar Galactica, Ron Moore.
WWDC19 is live, and we’ve seen a lot of updates for Apple TV. One of them is tvOS game controller support for PlayStation and Xbox controllers.
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Let’s just get them out of our system now. FCPX writes:
I thought I’d get ahead of the predictable 2019 Mac Pro complainers before its [probable] announcement at WWDC on Monday.
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WWDC 2019, like all WWDCs, will be full of interesting developer details and new Apple initiatives. But to be truly magical, Apple will just have to mesmerize us with details of the new Mac Pro—even if it’s not ready to ship.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss AirPort Base Station updates, and look ahead to WWDC plans and coverage.
Could it finally be the end of the road for iTunes? That is one of the rumors circulating in the run-up to WWDC 2019. Bloomberg News reported that iTunes retirement could be announced next week.
The changes will showcase Apple’s new generation of devices and software: Apple Watches that are more independent from iPhones, iPads with software that reduces the need for a laptop, apps that run on any Apple device, and growth areas such as augmented reality and personal health-care management, according to people familiar with the plans. While the developer conference is software-focused, the company often sprinkles new hardware announcements in at the event. This year, Apple won’t show off a new Apple Watch or iPhone hardware until the fall, but has considered previewing the new Mac Pro at the conference.
What gets your heart racing at WWDC? Cardiogram is going to find out. The Apple Watch heart rate sensor app is going to monitor the heart rates of those who want to play along during the WWDC keynote, and reveal what the most exciting moment was, reported AppleInsider.
Cardiogram will be allowing its users to start recording their heart rate on the Apple Watch continuously before the WWDC keynote begins, one which uses the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor. The data is shared minute-by-minute with the company, which is then compiled with data provided by other users. During the event, a dedicated live heart rate chart will update to show what the current heart rate of participants taking part in the monitoring scheme is, and what the group rate was in previous minutes. In theory, the heart rate will be highest shortly after major new announcements.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of walled-off sections of the internet and a look ahead at WWDC.
Apple shared two WWDC 2019 developer stories, one from a first-time attendee, and the other on his 17th visit.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest in Pokemon news, and what to know about 4K Blu-Ray players.
Phillip Shoemaker, who led the team that reviewed apps on the App Store, described the heartbreak of rejecting apps being on the platform.
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