Apple has sent out invitations to the press for the opening keynote of its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference.
The event is set to take place at 10 a.m. PT or 1 p.m. ET on June 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
WWDC 2019 will be held in the same venue and will go from June 3 to 7 with developer sessions scheduled throughout.
What To Expect
Apple will likely have announcements for iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. That's it for the software side of things. As for hardware, it could give a preview of a new Mac Pro and even its own external monitor.
For this year's invitations, the Cupertino brand went with what seems to be neon drawings of emojis and such. This could be an indication that iOS 13 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will come with a Dark Mode, like the one introduced in macOS Mojave.
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The update is also said to bring a new sleep mode and improvements across apps.
The iPad in particular could get a home screen overhaul and new multitasking capabilities that allow users to view two side-by-side windows of the same app.
As for macOS 10.15, the focus is said to be on Marzipan, which is Apple's effort to make things easier for developers to make apps across its platforms. The new update will also stop supporting 32-bit apps. In other words, only 64-bit apps will be compatible with it moving forward.
Now the company could also unveil a new Mac Pro at the event. It did say before that it intends to roll it out sometime in 2019, after all. However, it's not set in stone. In addition, it could take the wraps off a 31.6-inch 6K monitor with mini-LED backlighting, according to previous rumors.
This comes hot on the heels of the launch of new MacBook Pro models with improved Butterfly keyboards, among which is touted as the "fastest Mac notebook ever" with, for the first time ever, an eight-core chip. The company also expanded its keyboard repair program to include every modern MacBook with the Butterfly mechanism.