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Today, Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose and threw a lot of newest technology on its devices including a Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, iOS 13 with a dark mode, MacOS Catalina and an operating system for the iPad called iPadOS.
Here is everything you need to know
Source: CNET, Credit to cnet.com
By Lori Grunin. Patrick Holland
current boss, Tim Cook
Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR
The cheese grater is back for 2019 — and it’s modernized, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s based on a 28-core Intel Xeon workstation processor, six channels of ECC for up to 1TB of system memory, eight PCIe slots (four double wide) two 10GB Ethernet ports, support for dual AMD GPUs and more. Apple’s also introduced a custom video accelerator card, called Afterburner.
The rumored 32-inch HDR display (that Apple dubs “XDR”) is real, and Apple intends to replace reference monitors, with a matching cheese-grater back that’s also a huge heat sink. It’s got 6,016×3,384 resolution, a true 10-bit panel, 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 also has a new card called Afterburner designed specifically for video-editing acceleration to support native ProRes and ProRes Raw in 8K.
iPad now runs iPadOS
Splitting the operating system lets Apple take better advantage of the bigger screen. It lets you pin widgets to the home screen, provides a better multitasking interface, and permits multiple windows in apps with split screen, App ExposeNow 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
The new version of MacOS has an iTunes replacement dubbed Music, less-intrusive iPhone integration, a Podcast app with indexing for easy finding, and Apple TV with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support.
There’s a new app called Sidecar that lets you use the iPad as a second display which adds assistive voice control.
An Activation Lock and find my comes to MacOS for locking access to your MacBook from thieves.
Project Catalyst (formerly Marzipan), is only for iPad apps; it permits developers to now easily port their iPad apps to MacOS. For developers, RealityKit and Reality Composer updates to ARKit (with built-in motion capture) made Minecraft in the real world possible, and that’s just for starters.Swift programming language has a new framework to make programming easier.
Would Apple call its next phone the iPhone 11 as we do for ease and a general sense of chronology or would it make more sense to stick with the X theme, and if so, then how iPhone X2 and X2S or is that the iPhone XI Would that make 2020’s phone the iPhone XIS of course not.