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Apple WWDC Event 2019 Keynote Highlights: Apple Event live stream for the WWDC 2019 keynote has started and here's everything that has been announced

Written by Shruti Dhapola | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2019 4:13:22 pm
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Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote has started. Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference or WWDC is being held in San Jose, California once again. Apple CEO Tim Cook is on stage talking tvOS, the upcoming features on watchOS 6 have been revealed, which is also getting its own App Store now. The livestream is available to watch on Apple’s website and users will be able to view it on their iPhones, iPads, Macs, Windows 10, and even on Chrome and Firefox browser this time.

Apple iOS 13 gets Dark mode and improved privacy. Apple is making changes to Photos app as well with a new design. Other apps getting new features are Safari, Notes, Reminders, Apple Maps. Further Siri will now read out messages while you have AirPods on as they arrive on your iPhone. Apple iPads are getting their own iPadOS, which is iOS 13 but with some new features for iPads on apps like Files, new revamped gestures, split-view, etc. Apple has also announced macOS Catalina and killed iTunes. It is also announcing apps, which will work across platforms like iOS and macOS thanks to Project Catalyst.

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Apple WWDC 2019 keynote announcements, iOS 13, macOS, watchOS Highlights

06:18 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Home Court wins last award

Home Court app lets you gamify workouts at home using the camera on the iPhone and the core ML technology built in. 

06:09 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Butterfly IQ is a handheld Ultrasound device

Butterfly IQ is a handheld ultrasound device that costs just $2000. It allows doctors to use iOS devices to get deep into diagnosis on the field. 

06:05 (IST)04 Jun 2019

Other awards go to Pixelmator Photos which uses Machine Learning to suggest presets to users and Eloh l, a game with not real scoring or time pressure. 

05:56 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Asphalt 9: Legends from Gameloft is also a winner

Gameloft, one of the largest gaming studios in the world, wins for Asphalt 9: Legends. The games uses the best of Apple’s platform to give players a new experience. 

05:46 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Apple WWDC 2019: Moleskine gets award for note taking app

Flow by Moleskine gets an award for making note taking a great digital experience too. Moleskine is one of the world’s top notebook makers. 

05:41 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Apple Design Awards gets a new trophy

The Apple Design Award now has a new trophy.  The first award goes to Ordia, a game by Loju. 

00:50 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Apple event is over

Apple's big WWDC 2019 keynote is now over. For details about iOS 13, read more here.

00:47 (IST)04 Jun 2019
So when will all these software be available?

Apple says the developer beta is available today. Public beta is coming July for iOS 13, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, tvOS 13. The final stable products will come in fall 2019, which is usually September. 

00:39 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Apple announces new SwiftUI

This is a new framework for its own Swift coding language. It is built in Swift and for Swift. Designed to help develpers create better apps with less code. 

00:32 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Apple's Big AR announcements

Apple has three big announcements for AR: RealityKit allows for photorealistic editing, seamlessly integrated into ARKit. There's also a new feature to let developers test their AR content. ARKit 3 is also announced with Motion capture feature. 

00:30 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Screen Time is also coming to MacOS

macOS is getting Screen Time as well, the feature from iOS, which lets you control how much time  you spend on an app or on the screen. 

00:27 (IST)04 Jun 2019
More apps to coming to Macs

Apple will let developers create one app for iPhone, iPad and Macs. It will add this option to Xcode, where one single app will work on iOS and macOS. Twitter and Asphalt 9 will soon run on Macs as dedicated apps. 

00:23 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Find My app is here

Find My combines Find My Phone and Find My Friends feature. Apple says they will be able to detect Apple devices which are offline as well. Relies on Bluetooth data to locate the device. Apple is adding a new activate lock feature to Macs with a T2 security chip. Apple says if the device is stolen, the thief will be unable to use it. 

00:21 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Voice control to Mac and iOS

Apple will let users control their Mac and iOS device entirely with their device. It is part of Apple's accessibility approach. 

00:19 (IST)04 Jun 2019
iPad and Mac

And it looks like you can now use your iPad as a second display for the Mac. 

00:17 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Podcasts and TV app are also here on macOS

macOS Catalina will bring a dedicated podcast app and a new Apple TV app as well. 

00:16 (IST)04 Jun 2019
Apple is now talking about macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina is here. And time to say goodbye to iTunes. Apple Music will be a dedicated app on macOS. 

23:54 (IST)03 Jun 2019
Apple Mac Pro is here.

The Mac Pro is here. And it looks stunning. It is using the Intel Xeon processor with 28-cores and it has over 300 watts of power. It has 6 channels of super fast memory and 1.5TB of system memory. Apple is bringing PCIe expanding back to the Mac Pro. This new one has 8 PCIe slots. Two thunderbolt ports, Two USB-A ports and 3.5mm headphone jack. It also has two thunderbolt ports on the top.  Price is $5999 and will be available in fall 2019.

23:41 (IST)03 Jun 2019
iPadOS: Files app

Files app is also getting a lot of features, including the ability to share folders via the iCloud drive. Apple is also adding support SD cards and USB sticks for the Files app on iPads. Apple is also bringing desktop level browsing and experience to Safari on iPad along with a download manager and 32 new keyboard manager.  Apple is also making it simple to copy and paste text on the iPad.

23:37 (IST)03 Jun 2019
Apple introduces iPadOS for its iPads

Apple's iPads are getting their own iPadOS. We are getting a deep dive into the new gestures and navigations for iPads. Sliding on the bottom can just let users move quickly between their open apps. Apple is bringing multi-window capability to apps on iPads. So you can have a split-view in two notes. It also works for third-party apps. This will also let users open two Microsoft Word Documents side-by-side. 

Apple WWDC 2019 live stream starts at 10.30 pm IST and is taking place McEnery Conventional Center in San Jose California. The keynote takes place today, with the conference going on till June 7.

Users can watch the live coverage of WWDC 2019 through the dedicated Apple’s events site or the WWDC app on the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. One watch the event on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch using Safari, though you need to be on iOS 10.

Chrome and Firefox desktop browsers will also support the livestream as  as long as they support MSE (Media Source Extensions), H.264 video, and AAC audio. To watch the livestream of the keynote on a PC, users will need to the Microsoft Edge browser from laptops or desktops that are running Windows 10.  Read more on how to watch the WWDC here.