WWDC 2019 Preview: iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6 Features Detailed In New Report

May 6, 2019
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Bloomberg has posted an extensive report today, citing what it expects the Cupertino giant to announce in iOS 13. macOS 10.15 and watchOS 6. The company is expected to announce the following features at WWDC 2019 on June 3. Some of the features include Dark Mode for iOS 13, a calculator app in watchOS 6 and much more. So let’s dive in to see some more details on what we can expect from Apple in the coming months.

Here’s What  WWDC 2019 Will Have In Store: Featuring iOS 13, macOS 10.15 and watchOS 6

Bloomberg has posted a roundup of features which are expected to be part of IOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS 10.15. In iOS 13, the company will be revamping a bevy of core apps which includes Maps, Reminders, Messages and more. We have compiled the features below so do check them out.

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iOS 13

  • A new dark mode which is described as ‘black and grey’ and can be toggled from the Control Center.
  • New Health App with a revamped dashboard with daily activity and ‘hearing health’.
  • New Messages App will let you set a profile picture with the ability to set who sees your profile picture and more.
  • System-wide Sleep Mode which can be toggled from the Control Center and more.
  • Users will be able to set frequent locations in Maps with improved grouping and the ability to add photos.
  • New Reminders app with four default sections: Tasks to be done today, all tasks, scheduled tasks, and flagged tasks.
  • The Books app has been revamped with updated progress tracker and reward system.
  • The Mail App has been revamped with the ability to mute individual threads, simpler folder management, and blocking certain emails.
  • new Swiftkey-like swipe-based keyboard option.
  • Features that allow users to use their iPad as an external display for a Mac with Apple Pencil support and more.
  • A combined Find My Friends and Find My iPhone app.
  • New animation for multitasking pane and closing apps. Tweaks to Home screen on iPad.
  • iPad-centric features like new multitasking interface, visual tweaks on Home screen and more.
  • A comprehensive Accessibility menu on the main page of the Settings app.
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Mouse support

macOS 10.15

  • A new SDK will allow iPhone and iPad apps to be ported to the Mac for the simplified cross-platform development process.
  • Screen Time feature on Mac.
  • iMessage Stickers and effects.
  • Siri Shortcuts integration.
  • Combined Find My Friends and Find My iPhone app.

macOS 10.15

watchOS 6

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  • Dedicated App Store on the Apple Watch instead of the iPhone.
  • Calculator app, Voice Memos and Books app.
  • Animoji and Sticker support in sync with the iPhone.
  • New watch faces, complications for audiobooks, battery life of hearing aids and more.
  • New “Dose” and “Cycles” apps for pill reminders and menstrual cycle tracking.

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There are more details on iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6 and we will probably hear more details on it soon. In addition to this, Apple is also said to be adding support for multiple users for HomePod in a future software update. However, Gurman has also noted that Apple plans could change between now and WWDC. This means that some features could end up being different than what is portrayed. Moreover, features not part of the list can also come up.

This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6 features? Share your views on the report in the comments.

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