Our WWDC 2019 Keynote Cheat Sheet – “Write code. strike minds”

This years WWDC keynote from the San Jose Convention Centre is just wrapping up.

Tim is no Steve when it comes to presentations so say thanks to goodness for Craig Federighi. There were some fascinating announcements though, right here are a few of the highlights in our usual cheat sheet…


HomeKit secure video – personal processing & encrypted storage

10 days of recording included in iCloud account

HomeKit coming to Routers – from eero, Linksys & ISPs


Also coming in iOS 13…

Faster all round

App downloads 50-60% smaller

Dark Mode

Swipe typing

Mail, Safari & notes all updated

Reminders app – new from ground up

New Maps (USA by end of 2019)

New Maps ‘look around’ (Street View)

Privacy focus – more securities around Location

Stopping rogue apps inspecting WiFi / BT for your location

‘Sign in with Apple’ to 3rd celebration apps without exposing personal details

Per app random email address you can dump at any type of time

Improvements to portrait lighting

New controls to edit video (rotate, filters etc)

New ‘Days’ & ‘Years’ views in pictures app

Uses machine discovering to select finest pics as well as filter out the rest

AirPods – tap to share audio with other iphone users

Handoff from EarPods to HomePods with a tap

Neural TTS for more natural speech

CarPlay – new redesigned CarPlay screens

Siri now works with 3rd celebration CarPlay apps like Waze

Send unknown callers directly to voice mail


New iPadOS

New house screen

New Multi tasking

Trying to make iPad more capable

More utilize of split view

(2 notes open at when got applause)

File view & quick Actions

Folder Sharing in iCloud Drive

SMB data sharing supported

You can now plug in a USB drive

Directly import data to 3rd part apps

‘Desktop-class browsing’ on Safari on iPad

New download manager

30 new keyboard shortcuts

New downloadable fonts

New scroll bars to navigate long docs

New 3 finger cut, paste as well as undo gestures


Independent watch apps coming in v6

New watch apps store

Purchase & set up apps directly from Watch

Noise app looks for loud volumes that might damage hearing

New menstrual cycle tracking

New Streaming Audio API

New activity patterns views

Many new watch faces

Voice memos coming to Apple Watch

Calculator coming to Apple Watch


Apple TV now has Multi individual support

XBox as well as PS4 game controllers supported

New Mac Pro

Reimagining of the cheese grater

Modular Construction

CPU – Intel Xeon as much as 28 cores

Afterburner card processes 6 billions pixels per second

Plays 3 streams of 8k ProRes raw simultaneously (100 million pixels)

1.4kW power supply

300 cubic feet of air flow from 3 fans

MPX module for GPUs

up to 1.5 TB of RAM

8 PCI Slots

2 x 20Gb Ethernet Ports

Optional Wheels

Rack version too

Starts $5,999

Available this Autumn

New pro screen XDR

New 32″ 6K Retina Display

XDR = extreme dynamic Range

New Backlit Process

P3 10-bit colour

Designed to complement the Mac Pro

1,000 nits constant, 1,600 nits peak

1,000,000:1 contrast Ratio

Rotates to portrait mode

$4,999 – £5,999 (+ $1,000 for the stand!)


MacOS ‘Catalina’

iTunes replaced – now 3 new apps…

Apple Music

Apple Podcasts

Apple TV

Sidecar – utilize iPad as 2nd screen for Mac

Accessibility – new Voice manage (coming to iOS too)

Find My – new finder for Macs as well as iPhones

Activation Lock for lost Macs

Screen time coming to Mac (share limits from iOS)

Project Catalyst – devs can quickly convert iOS apps to mac

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