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Quick Thoughts After the WWDC 2019 Keynote

Ok, so that was a full 2.25 hours of very fast-paced updates on all Apple software, with a little hardware thrown in for good measure. Information overload is putting it lightly. Here are the themes that stood out to me in the immediate aftermath.

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All New iPad OS announced at WWDC!!

The iPad now has its own OS!! The new iPadOS has been announced at WWDC 2019.

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iOS 13 at WWDC

Here’s what’s coming in iOS 13, straight from WWDC.

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Want to Watch the WWDC Keynote? Here’s Where to Go and How To Do It

Are you looking for a place to watch or keep up with Apple’s 2019 WWDC Keynote tomorrow? Thankfully, unlike many years past, Apple now streams all of their big events, so it’s easy. If you are on a Mac or PC, just go to Apple’s Event Page to watch their live stream of the event at 10 AM Pacific. That is 11 AM Mountain, Noon Central and 1 PM Eastern Time.

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WWDC Preview Part 4: Odds and Ends

I covered the iPad, Apple Watch and AR Glasses earlier today. Now let’s cover a few of the more obvious items, as well as a few that are on my wishlist but are unknowns for tomorrow’s event.

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WWDC Preview Part 3: Through the Looking Glasses

Here we go with Part 3 of my WWDC Preview. You can check out Part 1 on the iPad and Part 2 on the Apple Watch here. Now it’s time for something completely different. How about Apple worst kept secret since they started working on a car: AR Glasses.

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WWDC Preview Part 1: All’s Quiet on the iPad Front

In a little less than 24 hours, Tim Cook will take the stage and Apple’s 2019 WWDC Keynote will begin. It’s usually a lengthy event that will reveal the company’s software roadmap for all of its devices and services for the next year. Considering that Apple only has a few public-facing events per year and that WWDC is the only one that touches on all Apple’s entire ecosystem, it is probably the biggest. In fact, with the iPhone having leveled out in growth, WWDC should become the unquestioned king of Apple events going forward.

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Fresh Rumors of Coming iOS 13 Features are Good News for iPad Users

Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac is at it again. He posted an article at 9to5Mac this morning that details several new features that should be coming in iOS 13. While his attributed sources are a very vague “people familiar with the development of the operating system,” he has become a reliable enough source of Apple and iOS data that anything he is reporting should be taken seriously.

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Apple’s Marzipan Will Start To Get Tasty in 2019

In case you aren’t aware, Marzipan is a program at Apple that is working to merge aspects of the iOS and macOS code bases over time, making life easier for developers. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman first reported on this initiative in late 2017 and Apple unveiled the beginnings of the program at the 2018 edition of WWDC. Right now, Marzipan is still in its infancy and has only been used by Apple internally to port a few iOS apps over to macOS Mojave.

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The App Store is 10? Where Has the Time Gone?

Today is the tenth birthday of Apple’s App Store, which is hard to believe. It makes me feel my age just a bit as I type this. On the one hand, it’s hard to remember the world of mobile devices and smartphones before it, because it is so much a part of everyday life today. On the other hand, I also remember the Summer of 2008 like it was yesterday.

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Siri Shortcuts Has Great Potential, But Will It Be Realized?

While Apple is bringing us lots of handy and interesting new feature additions in iOS 12, it is Siri Shortcuts that shows the most potential to enhance how we use their mobile devices. This broard range of new features promises to bring AI and machine learning capability front and center for iOS users, give us more flexibility to create remote actions, and also give developers a better chance to integrate with Siri.

In short, Shortcuts has the potential to change the way we see and use Siri. That makes it a potential game-changer for Apple. However, right now it is still just potential. Will it be realized?

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