Apple has officially sent out media invites for WWDC, its annual developer conference that is set to begin on June 3 in San Jose, California.Like every year, WWDC is more about software than hardware. So we can expect Apple to talk about iOS, macOS and watchOS — the software that powers its devices. The invite has an illustrated drawing of a unicorn (an Animoji on iPhone) whose mind has been blown and things are coming out it. These are app icons, code symbols and other things. Based on the invite, we try to figure out what the Cupertino-based tech giant may reveal at WWDC.
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Apple may finally debut Dark Mode in iOS: To go ‘easy’ on the eyes of users
Dark mode seems to be the flavour of the season and finally may come to Apple devices as well. The dark background of the invite could be an indicator of this.
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Apps on iPhone and Mac devices to get better integration
It has been suggested that a lot of iPhone like features will be coming to MacBook laptops as well. The invite does have icons of both iOS apps and Mac apps.
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One of Apple’s oldest apps may not be around anymore: End of iTunes
For a while now it has been rumoured that Apple will not get rid of iTunes but reduce its dependence on it. So, at WWDC 2019, we may see a unified app which combines Music and iTunes.
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File sharing may get better between Apple devices
The invite has the share icon that is seen on Apple devices. Perhaps a feature that makes sharing files et al much more easily between Apple devices
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Addition of more animojis: Apple’s own take on emojis
Curiously, the invites that have been sent are all Animojis on iPhones. So, it’s quite possible that more Animojis may be launched in iOS 13.
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Emphasis on gaming and Apple Arcade
One can see a rocket ship which is the games icon for the App Store. There’s also a joystick which can be spotted that could indicate emphasis on gaming at WWDC 2019.
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Messages to get an overhaul, may get WhatsApp like features
There’s a message icon which can be seen in the invite. It has been rumoured that Apple will overhaul its iMessage with iOS 13 and get more features.
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Focus on Augmented Reality apps
There’s a cube logo that’s about Augmented Reality. Apple has been focusing on AR apps in the last few years and may give it a bigger push at WWDC.