At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year, Apple is planning to announce huge software updates to its Mac, iOS, and smartwatch.
The conference kicks off on June 3, and according to a report at Bloomberg’s website, the company has a lot planned.
As a reliable source for Apple news, Mark Gurman suggests that the company will be announcing new applications and updated software across all of its major platforms. Despite looking commonsense and minor, these updates aim to prove that Apple’s homegrown applications are viable options.
The most intriguing updates feature an official dark mode in iOS, revamped mobile Health and Reminders apps, and an updated version of Maps which will be more competitive with Google Maps.
Apple is also adding direct support for the App Store to its watchOS 6, which means that the Apple Watch owners will be able to install new apps without using their iPhones.
Regarding macOS 10.15, Apple will announce the first crop of iPad apps that run on Macs. Additionally, the HomePod should receive a multi user mode, with different responses to different users.
As previously reported, Apple has already made iOS apps available on the Mac itself, including News and Stocks with macOS Mojave, and now the developers will be allowed to create a single app which runs on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
Due to the rumored break-up of iTunes, a brand new Apple Music app could appear alongside a bunch of newly merged applications, such as Find My iPhone / Find My Friends app.
In addition, Apple’s Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts, and updated Reminders app will also be made available on Mac.
More details on macOS 10.15, iOS 13, and watchOS 6 will be revealed at the upcoming WWDC in June.