Apple will unveil a whole host of new software updates at the Worldwide Developer Conference next week, including the latest version of its mobile software, iOS 13.
Unlike its iPhone event in September, WWDC, which starts on Monday, is provided by the developers who make the most apps and services for Apple & # 39; s iPhones, iPads, Macs and other devices.
As usual, the tech giant is likely to have a few surprises ahead, including a rumor novelty of the Mac Pro desktop, which has not changed since Apple introduced the second-generation model in 2013.
Apple is also expected to refresh how apps work on the watch, as well as a number of new apps for the Mac, which could see the end of some older software such as iTunes.
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Unlike its September event, WWDC, which starts on Monday, is provided by the developers who make the apps and services for Apple & # 39; s iPhones, iPads, Macs and other devices.
WHAT COMES TO WWDC 2019?
- iOS 13 – & # 39; Dark mode & # 39 ;, updated mail, messages, screen time, health and reminder apps
- New Mac Apps – Podcast, Screen Time, Messages, Shortcuts and Reminders, as well as Apple Music for the Mac, which could see the end of iTunes
- Updated iPad home screen
- App store for the watch
- A new Mac Pro and a 6K Pro screen
Even with a few hardware announcements, the focus of WWDC will be the launch of iOS 13.
For months, many have speculated that Apple will finally have a & # 39; dark mode & # 39; will roll out in iOS 13, which allows users to enable a version of iOS that is black and gray.
This version is much easier for the eyes when a user & # 39; surfs on his phone at night.
It would follow in the steps of a version of the dark mode that was rolled out for Macs last year, as well as other popular apps, such as Twitter, that have been used for months.
Core iOS apps are also expected to get an important face lift, including email, messages, health, and reminders.
An upgraded Health app is expected to be introduced, with a new home page that splits your daily activities, more robust time tracking features, as well as a new section & # 39; Hearing Health & # 39; for measuring how loud you play your music, among other things.
There will also be a new iMessage feature that allows users to set a profile photo and display name; a streamlined Mail app that allows users to mute certain threads, block incoming e-mail from some contacts, and get better folder management, says Bloomberg.
Apple probably has a few surprises ahead, including an upgrade to the Mac Pro desktop, which hasn't changed since Apple introduced the second-generation model in 2013
Other apps that receive upgrades are Screen Time, which gives parents more robust functions to control their child's use of their device, such as preventing them from contacting who they can and not being able to contact at certain times.
The Maps app is also expected to be upgraded, allowing users to set frequent locations and take groups of common places along with a photo, Bloomberg reports.
Apple will renew several apps for Mac, including the introduction of a Podcast app for macOS, launch a new Apple Music app for Mac and bring the updated Screen Time, Messages, Shortcuts and Reminders apps from iOS 13 to Macs .
With these changes, it could put an end to traditional software such as iTunes, which has been Apple's premier music and video platform on desktops for two decades.
In addition to new Mac apps, Apple is widely expected to debut with a new version of the Mac Pro, the desktop computer system and a new 6K Pro screen.
It is unclear what the updated Mac Pro will look like, but many expect Apple to abandon the & # 39; trashcan & # 39; design it has retained over the years.
A 31-inch 6K pro screen could also be in the making, although it is likely to pack an expensive price tag because it focuses on the power of users.
The iPad will probably also receive a few minor but also consistent updates.
Core iOS apps are also expected to receive an important facelift in iOS 13, including email, messages, health, and reminders. The company would also have a & # 39; Dark Mode & # 39; for the iPhone
Another important announcement is that Apple will roll out a version of the App Store for the watch. Currently, users need to download Watch apps on their iPhone and then transfer them to the Watch
Apple is expected to launch a new home screen, as well as new multitasking functions, Bloomberg reported.
The company has given more and more reason why the iPad can be used as a replacement for a laptop and these updates, when announced, underline that effort.
Another important announcement is that Apple is rolling out a version of the App Store for Watch in its latest software update, watchOS 6.
Users must currently download Watch apps on their iPhone and then transfer them to the Watch.
The app platform for the watch contains redesigned apps such as a calculator, messaging functions and a voice recorder for portable devices, according to Bloomberg.
It is because Apple has recently made a major shift from a hardware-focused company to a company that focuses on services and content.
This move was underlined at Apple & # 39; s & # 39; Show Time & # 39; event in March, where the company unveiled a series of new subscription services for video & # 39; s, gaming and news.
WHY ARE SALE OF SMARTPHONES IN DECLINE?
According to the latest Strategy Analytics survey, worldwide smartphone shipments fell by 8.4 percent in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year.
Linda Sui, the office's director, said the global smartphone market & # 39; effective in recession & # 39; is.
The main reasons why this could happen are:
- The industry is struggling to cope with greatly reduced carrier subsidies
- Stock build-up in different regions & # 39; s
- Lack of innovative and exciting hardware design
- Customers go back to basics and buy retro-non-smartphones such as the new Nokia range
- People who invest in more expensive high-end smartphones and keep them for longer, for example what appears to be the case with Apple that now charges more than £ 700 for their latest devices
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