Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman today published a report on what to expect to see in June when Apple unveils iOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS 10.15. The Cupertino firm is expected to debut the new operating systems at WWDC 19 on June 4.
Gurman shares details about iOS 13’s redesigned Reminders apps, as well as updates to the Apple Books and iMessage apps. Gurman notes the new mobile operating system will also feature a “frequent locations” option in Maps.
Gurman describes the much-anticipated iOS 13 Dark Mode as sporting a “black and Gray” appearance, which will be toggleable from the Control Center.
Apple will once again focus on speed and performance issues in iOS 13, says Gurman, with animation tweaks and a “cleaner look” for the widgets screen.
The iOS 13 Health app will reportedly add a new screen that displays a daily report of the user’s health. The app will boast tracking of new metrics, including how loud a user plays their music and menstrual cycle tracking, to compete with period-tracking apps such as Clue, Flo and Ovia.
The Reminders app update will feature a grid layout with sections for tasks due today, scheduled tasks, flagged tasks, and more.
A “Sidecar” feature “will let users use their iPad as a second Mac screen with the ability to draw with an Apple Pencil, expand the viewing area, and get Mac notifications. ”
As for the Apple Watch, the wearable’s new OS will feature new Calculator, audiobooks, and Voice Memos apps. Plus, the Watch will benefit from an on-Watch App Store that will allow users to download new apps directly from the Watch, with no need to visit the App Store on their connected iPhone.
macOS 10.15 will mark the first time Apple will allow iPad developers to re-work their apps to allow them to run on the Mac. The move is expected to simplify the development process and increase the amount of available apps for the Mac.
Apple will also bring two more of their own apps over from the iPad to the Mac this time around, as a new Podcasts app and a newly merged Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps from iOS 13. A new Apple Music app is being developed as a standard Mac application.
Other in-house software for the Mac includes: “Screen Time; effects and stickers for the Messages app; integration with the Siri Shortcuts app (the company’s new service for writing your own Siri commands); the new Reminders app; and upgrades to Apple Books.”
We’ll find for sure about all the new features for iOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS 10.15 on June 4 during Apple’s WWDC 19 keynote address. The above are highlights, Gurman’s article offers more details and other features, and makes for recommended reading.