Apple had sent out media invitations for it’s keynote at it’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2019. Every year, Apple presents things we need to know about it’s products and services in terms of additional features and upgrades. The weeklong conference is probably going to be where Apple will showcase it’s up and coming iOS 13 and the next MacOS and as well as it’s new hardware devices.
So as said earlier, this year’s WWDC 2019, there are five illustrated drawings which are of an Animoji characters such as Monkey, Robot, Skull, Alien and Unicorn.
The event is scheduled to start on the 3rd of June, 2019 and starts at 10:00AM Pacific Time or 1:00PM Eastern Time. The keynote will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
This event will be a time when Apple will showcase everything new about the next version of the iOS, the MacOS, WatchOS and it’s TVOS Operating system as well as it’s other services like the Apple Card, the TV+ as well as the Apple Arcade which were all introduced earlier this year.
While hardware is sometimes present at WWDC, this year, with the recently updated MacBooks, we might not see any gadgets, though Apple has the ability to surprise everyone.
Upgraded Macbook Pro?
Last year, the Macbook pro wasn’t that cool as we thought it would be. But the new event could be a time for us to get something about the new Macbook Pro. Part of the drawing is a Monkey and among which is a paint brush, musical notes and a camera eliciting a definite playful creative vibe. Professional supports had been an issue with Apple for a while but we hope things change this year.
Apple even informed reporters last year that it was working on a major update to the Macbook’s Tashcan. The update is expected to be released in 2019 so that could explain why there is a paintbrush coming out of the head of the monkey to be an update coming to the Macbook computer.
Apple Arcade and more gaming
On to the Skull illustration which includes a joystick and bowling pin as debris. If you remember, Apple announced last year March that it was going to commence an Arcade subscription gaming service on the iPad, iPhones, Macs and even the Apple TVs.
Arcade will have more than 100 new and exclusive games made by studios and developers from around the world, including Annapurna Interactive, Lego, Sega, Cartoon Network, Konami, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Will Wright and Ken Wong. Despite the showy teaser there weren’t many details like price and release date about the service. Perhaps Apple will share more about it at WWDC.
More Apple Pencil support and more Animojis
Animoji is getting more powerful. If you remember we ones reported the new iPad Mini would be supporting the Apple Pencil. But then remember that the consistency of the drawings all over the picture could mean the new Apple devices would support the Apple Pencil.
Or is this a more literal indicator that you’ll be able to draw your own Animojis? Just spitballin’ here. It most likely indicates that more Animojis will be coming to your iPhone and iPad.
So long, iTunes!
The iTunes could be going for good as reports has it that Apple would be focusing more on it’s other media services like the Apple Music which is a better standalone service. This could be the meaning of the note on the Monkey drawing,,,who knows!
The iPad gets trackpad support
Yeah! The iPad could be getting a trackpad/mouse support which mean the addition of a cursor of some kind. Having this would change the way one interact with the iPad in the near future making it function as a true computer. It’s more likely the icon is a location arrow which would support rumors of an upgrade to the Maps app that lets you save important addresses.
Dark mode is coming?
Another thing that is common with these designs is that they all come with a dark background. Now, the last edition of the MacOS, MoJave got a dark mode and we expect that same similar mode to come with the iOS this year even though there are a number of applications you can use to turn your device to dark mode.