This week’s top stories: Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2019 and more

In this week’s top stories: Apple’s announcements at WWDC, including iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and more. Plus, the death of the iTunes name, a Samsung MacBook Pro clone, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest Apple news.

At WWDC 2019 this week, Apple officially unveiled iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The updates include the long-anticipated Dark Mode, improvements to text selection and multitasking, new wallpapers, and more. Read our full coverage of iOS 13 here and iPadOS 13 here.

watchOS 6 includes new watch faces, a Noise app for monitoring loud environments, a dedicated App Store, and more. Read everything new in watchOS 6 here. tvOS 13 includes a new Control Center interface, support for multiple user accounts, and more.

For the Mac, Apple announced macOS Catalina, which includes Project Catalyst. Project Catalyst is Apple’s new technology for making it easy to port iPad applications to the Mac. macOS Catalina also includes new applications such as Podcasts and TV, and a brand new Music app. Read our full roundup of macOS Catalina here.

On the hardware side of things, Apple announced an all-new Mac Pro and its Pro Display XDR at WWDC 2019. The new Mac Pro features a modular design, allowing users to expand and adapt as time progresses. The new Pro Display XDR is a 6K 32-inch screen with an option $1,000 adjustable stand. The Pro Display XDR starts at $4999, while the Mac Pro starts at $5999. Both will be available this fall.

Be sure to check out our full roundup of everything Apple announced at WWDC here.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.

iOS 13

  • Apple officially unveils iOS 13 for iPhone at WWDC 2019 with Dark Mode, swipe keyboard, more
  • Hands-on: This is what Dark Mode looks like in iOS 13 [Gallery]
  • Here are all of the iPhones and iPads that will support iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 this fall
  • iOS 13 includes eight new stock wallpapers, download them here
  • This is the new volume indicator in iOS 13
  • 65+ iOS 13 features that Apple didn’t show off at WWDC
  • iOS 13 features three new Animoji and Memoji Stickers
  • iOS 13 and AirPods: Reply to messages instantly with Siri, share audio between people, HomePod handoff
  • Apple launches Sign in with Apple button for apps, ‘no tracking’ login
  • iOS 13 removes 200 MB file size limit for app downloads over cellular
  • Apple announces SwiftUI, a modern declarative user interface framework for Apple platforms
  • iOS 13 will automatically silence spam and unknown callers using Siri intelligence
  • Apple announces all-new CarPlay with new interface and Siri control for third-party apps
  • TestFlight updated with support for iOS 13 apps and features, more
  • Apple unveils ARKit 3 with people occlusion, motion capture, multiple face tracking, and more
  • Apple announces RealityKit and Reality Composer
  • HomePod gets multi-user support, along with music handoff
  • Apple officially announces tvOS 13 for Apple TV
  • Why you probably shouldn’t install iOS 13 and the other betas just yet
  • iOS 13: 3D Touch’s features come to all devices, but 3D Touch itself is on the way out

iPadOS 13 |

  • Apple announces brand new iPadOS: redesigned home screen, multi-window apps, plug in a USB thumb drive, more
  • iPadOS 13 includes support for USB mouse input as an AssistiveTouch option
  • Here are all of the iPhones and iPads that will support iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 this fall
  • Here’s how Sidecar will extend your Mac’s display with iPad and which apps are compatible
  • Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15, and tvOS 13
  • Apple unveils ARKit 3 with people occlusion, motion capture, multiple face tracking, and more
  • Apple announces RealityKit and Reality Composer

macOS Catalina |

watchOS 6 |

Mac Pro |

Pro Display XDR |

iPhone & iPod |

Mac + iPad |

Top Apple stories, retail |

Apple Watch |

Top Apple stories, company |

  • Greg Joswiak & Craig Federighi join John Gruber to talk iOS 13, Project Catalyst, new Mac Pro, more
  • Apple launches Sign in with Apple button for apps, ‘no tracking’ login
  • Gallery: Here’s the exclusive merchandise developers can purchase at Apple’s WWDC Store
  • Craig Federighi goes in-depth on Catalyst, iPadOS, and Swift UI in new interview
  • Apple executives offer details on iPadOS, rejecting 40% of apps over privacy concerns, more
  • Apple’s Mac Pro Product Manager talks design, performance, more in podcast interview

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This week’s top videos |

Happy Hour Podcast #228 |

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s major WWDC 2019 keynote, including what’s new in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Stacktrace Podcast #039 |

WWDC 2019 is here, and it’s a big one! John and Gui break down the top announcements, features and new developer tools in this grand WWDC special episode of the show. So fasten your seatbelts, it’s keynote analysis time!

Stacktrace by 9to5Mac is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Making The Grade |

Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.

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