The largest conference from the tech giant, Apple, recently started last June 3 and will continue until June 7.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) aims to challenge, not just invite, coders and creators to “write code and blow minds”. It is currently taking place at McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California, USA.
The event promises immersive sessions from Apple engineers regarding the next generation of apps using newly announced Apple tech. Hands-on laboratory experience, expert consultations, and engaging get-together with other Apple developers are also part of the activity.
On the other hand, there are scholarships for students and STEM organization members under the Apple Developer Program. Plus, third-party events like fitness, evening parties and many special events will surely complete your Apple experience.
However, as of this time, tickets are sold out so maybe we all could wait for next year’s. Nevertheless, check out their full-fledged schedule here.
Apple’s Biggest Revelations
Here are the following big moments and surprises during the event:
- A lot of apps have small updates such as suggested contacts and swipeable text in Messages, lyric mode for the music app, more personalization for Memoji, photo sorting mode for Photos app, large updates to Reminders and Maps. Dark mode for iOS is available. All of it in iOS 13 update.
- New voice for Siri. It has extended support and connection to AirPods, HomePod and CarPlay.
- A new iOS-like platform for iPad. The gadget will also support USB thumb drives as well as camera imports and new text-editing gestures.
- The latest macOS, Catalina. It doesn’t come with iTunes but has three distinct apps: Music, Podcasts and TV. The Mac has a new feature called Sidecar. It allows a secondary display such as an iPad for more touch-enabled experience. macOS and iOS will also come with voice control on an offline basis.
- Apple launched Project Catalyst, a framework that lets developers port iPad apps to Mac. It can be accessed by developers today. Also, Apple devs will enjoy the new SwiftUI. It allows coding in Swift, Apple’s programming language even faster.
- A new Mac Pro is redesigned. It has an octa-core Intel Xeon, 32GB of RAM and 512GB SSD and prices start at $5,999. A Pro Display XDR is a 32-inch LCD monitor with 6K Retina display and 1,000,000:1 ratio. It is priced at $4,999.
- TvOS will also bring new updates. Redesigned homepage, more support on third-party game accessories, and multiuser support are now part of tvOS.
- On the other hand, watchOS 6 gets a major update: dedicated App Store. A few apps includes a calculator, voice memo, Noise app, Cycle Tracking and Activity Trends. New Health and Fitness updates such as menstrual cycle tracking for women.
For more updates, check out Apple’s WWDC 2019 page. Follow EVLearners for more news, articles and updates on technology.