+ Monday August 19th, 2019

If you’re wondering why Ausdroid – which started as an Android blog – is talking about Apple, that’s probably a fair question. However, putting aside iPhones – which we don’t use – Apple has a fair amount of other technology which some of us do use, and which is fairly popular amongst lots of others.

Apple’s WWDC – or World Wide Developers Conference – is something like Google I/O, and event which started with a strong developer focus, and evolved into something where the companies make their major announcements.

WWDC doesn’t see new iPhones, which we mostly don’t care about, but it does see Apple announcing the next major versions of its operating systems, which includes Mac OS. Whether you’re in the Android or iPhone mobile ecosystem, Apple laptops can be among the best for creative professionals, and it’s for that reason that some of us use them, and many others do too.

As with Google I/O, the keynote at the start of the conference is the big highlight, and if you want to watch, it’s streamed online for all to see.

The easiest way to watch is jumping on the Apple Events page where the keynote will be streamed on Monday at 1pm ET (or around 3.00am on Tuesday 4 June for those in Eastern Australia).

For those following along, here’s a list of likely topics for WWDC 2019, but we’ll leave the analysis for the Apple experts:

  • iOS 13
  • macOS 10.15
  • watchOS 6
  • tvOS 13
  • Perhaps a new Mac Pro?

With Android and iOS evolving so closely and borrowing features from each other as they go, I find it’s best to take an open mind and see what Apple’s working on, as inevitably some of the features will make their way across to Android in the near future (if they haven’t already).

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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