Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in on Monday and threw a lot of new stuff at us, including a and Pro Display XDR, iOS 13 with a dark mode, MacOS Catalina and an operating system for the iPad called iPadOS.
As the conference started, Tim Cook gave us:
If you want a play-by-play recap of the entire event, check out our liveblog.
Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR
- The — and , which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
- Apple’s also introduced a custom video accelerator card, called Afterburner, designed specifically for video editing acceleration to support native ProRes and ProRes Raw in 8K. Hello, 1.4 kilowatt power supply. But: optional wheels!
- The rumored 32-inch HDR display (that Apple dubs “XDR”) is real as the ; Apple intends it to replace both reference and working monitors for video editors. It’s got a matching cheese grater back that’s also a huge heat sink. The panel has 6,016×3,384 resolution, is true 10-bit, and incorporates a polarizer for better viewing angles, etched glass and a large array of blue LEDs with lenses and local dimming that supports 1,600 nits peak and 1,000 nits sustained and high contrast.
- Apple’s new Mac Pro with monitor costs $12K, so here are 10 cars that cost less.
IPad now runs iPadOS
- Splitting the operating system . It lets you pin widgets to the home screen, provides a better multitasking interface, permits multiple windows in apps with split screen, and has App Expose.
- Now there’s a column view in Files, more metadata and quick actions. Also, folder sharing finally comes to iCloud Drive, and you’ll be able to attach to network servers.
- It adds support for USB thumb drives and the ability to import photos directly from a camera.
- Safari on iPad will pull the desktop site resized for its display and optimized for touch input.
- There’s support for custom fonts from the big foundries, as well as better text selection.
- Apple Pencil has lower latency and is better for doing markup, and Apple has opened the programming interface to other software developers.
Coming to the iPhone: iOS 13
- Safari, Mail and Notes get some updates, but the big rewrite is in Reminders; also .
- including Apple tracking-free single-sign on, and random email addresses with forwarding — it will also be on the web.
- , and Apple now has a HomeKit-in-routers partner program.
- And, of course, . Now there are automatic sticker packs of your Memoji.
- Portrait lighting effects and an improved editing interface in Photos, as well as the ability to rotate and filter videos. Plus a new automatic organization of your Camera Roll.
- AirPods, , and more personalization across loads of HomePad capabilities. via your
- CarPlay has a new dashboard with expanded partner apps.
- , since it’s completely procedural rather than pieced-together recorded syllables.
Apple Watch and Watch OS 6
Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray)
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