Published: Wed, June 05, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Apple is getting rid of iTunes. Yes

Apple is getting rid of iTunes. Yes

When the upcoming software rollout of iOS 13 hits iPhone devices, users will be able to take advantage of Apple's custom Dark Mode.

Performance improvements make the entire system more responsive with faster Face ID unlock, and a new way to package iPad apps on the App Store that reduces download sizes by up to 50 percent, makes app updates up to 60 percent smaller, and results in apps launching up to twice as fast.

Perhaps most excitingly to anyone opting to use the iPad Pro as their main computer is the addition of USB thumb drive support and the option to import photos straight from a camera.

With iPadOS, users will get a bigger home screen and the ability to add widgets to the home screen to quickly access more information.

Apple has unveiled a string of new software and hardware updates to its product line including a long-awaited feature that will dramatically change the look and feel of your iPhone. Namely; Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Apple's SSO is a lot similar to log in with Facebook, Google, or Twitter buttons you see on third-party apps and websites. Instead, you'll have to aim your kicks in three directions, since Apple has made a decision to split its 18-year-old digital hub into three standalone desktop apps called Music, Podcasts and TV. While Apple hasn't specifically stated which new macOS apps use Catalyst, Steve Troughton-Smith has done some digging to answer that question himself.

That means users can spread out their workflows across two displays, but it will also let users use an Apple Pencil to essentially draw or illustrate on their Mac apps (using their iPad's touch display).

Voice control of computers has been around for over a decade, but with Catalina, Apple beefs it up with Siri AI smarts in the new Voice Control app.

Apple plans to introduce macOS Catalina in the fall. Here's what you need to know.

Text editing has also been improved on iPad, with new gestures for cutting, copying and pasting text.

It's the first major redesign for the Mac Pro since Apple released a cylindrical design in 2013 that was dubbed by fans as a trash can.

One of the more notable changes in Apple's mobile strategy is that the company split its mobile operating systems, and is now developing iPadOS as a separate system for its iPad products. Over the years, the store's relevance has dwindled in large part thanks to the shift towards subscription services, which Apple is also getting heavily involved in this year.

The developer preview of MacOS Catalina is available right now with a public beta coming next month.

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