Apple held their WWDC to unveil the new Mac Pro, iPadOS, iOS 13 and more. So let’s highlight what Apple had in store.
Let’s start with the Mac Pro, now this will not be for the faint at heart when you talk about price. Starting at $6,000, this car payment of a device is not for your average Joe. Geared toward the professionals, this is the most powerful mac computer with a ceiling to allow for expansion. The base model will have a 28 core intel Xeon processor, 1.5 TB of Ram (for comparison phones and computers have around 6-8 GB of RAM), 4TB of SSD storage, 2 Radeon Pro Vega II GPUS, and Apple’s Afterburner card. This computer is literally geared for Hollywood, as this is the kind of power that studios will be looking for in movie productions.
With a powerful computer, one is going to want to be able to see that transformed into the display. And Apple has that covered in the form of their 6K display going for another 5 grand.
For those wanting something more in their range we have iOS 13 that will be coming to iPhones soon. This will bring dark mode, new memoji stickers, swipe keyboard, improved handoffs between phone and homepod, and apps downloading 50% faster.
You also have iPadOS, which will look to bring more desktop like features to the iPad, allowing for bridging the gap even closer to the iPad becoming a personal computer. With features like the ability to read files off of external drives, improved multi window support, and the ability to move files easily between folders, this mirrors features found on Chromebooks and desktop computers.
Lastly you have Catalina for MacOS that will bring separate Music, TV, and Podcast Apps. Mac OS 10.15 will utilize voice control for navigation, and “Find My Phone” becoming “Find My” so you can use this to locate other Apple devices.
My favorite announcement was Apple changing how users can login. Instead of providing your info to some 3rd party company, you can use “Sign in with Apple” to use Touch ID to use as a login to these apps. And they will provide a generic email address to prevent you from getting spam mail.