Apple shares its vision for macOS 10.15 Catalina: Cross-platform apps are key

Apple shares its vision for macOS 10.15 Catalina: Cross-platform apps are key

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The next major operating system update for Apple’s Mac computers will bring new apps, a handful of quality life improvements, and, most importantly, a far-reaching initiative to (at least partially) unify the app-development process across devices running iOS and macOS. This new initiative is at the heart of Apple’s future macOS strategy and is a cornerstone of the newly announced macOS 10.15 Catalina update.

Here’s what we learned at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference today.

Apple hopes the initiative will rejuvenate a slow-moving Mac app store and native software ecosystem. The initiative will do so by making it easier for developers for the iPhone and iPad App Store—one of the most robust software platforms in the world—to release their iOS applications on the Mac with minimal additional development time. Currently, developers have

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What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote next week

What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote next week

Enlarge / Neon emoji and animoji images accompanied the invites to press. (credit: Apple)

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) starts this Monday, June 3, with a stage presentation by Apple executives at 10am Pacific Time. WWDC is usually one of the two biggest Apple events of the year (the other is the now-recurring iPhone/Apple Watch event in the fall), and it generally focuses on software.

It has become tradition for Apple to introduce new versions of its operating systems to developers at WWDC. Those systems include iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod; macOS for Mac; watchOS for Apple Watch; and tvOS for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. In fact, these are some of the primary purposes of the event. So you can expect to see detailed presentations during Apple’s keynote on each of those, plus deeper dives for developers in the various sessions at the convention center, which

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