Apple introduced throughout its WWDC keynote that iOS apps will run on macOS, beginning with the subsequent main launch of macOS this fall — macOS Catalina. Third-party builders will have the ability to launch their iOS apps on the Mac beginning this fall.
This may seem to be a small change, but it surely requires a ton of radical modifications behind the scene. Last 12 months, Apple teased this transfer by porting Voice Memos, Apple News, Stocks and Home to macOS.
Screen Time is coming to the Mac, in addition to the brand new iOS 13 options, comparable to the brand new photograph gallery, folders in Notes, a redesigned Reminders app.
And sure, Apple is utilizing Project Catalyst for these apps. That undertaking is what you might already know underneath Apple’s inner codename Marzipan.
Catalyst is out there to builders at the moment with the primary beta model of macOS Catalina. Chances are many builders will play with the characteristic this summer season.
Gameloft, Twitter and Atlassian have already ported apps to macOS. Yes, there will probably be a local Twitter app accessible to obtain for the subsequent model of macOS. And builders will have the ability to ship iOS apps as quickly as this fall when customers replace to macOS Catalina.
This model of macOS can be the primary one which doesn’t embrace iTunes — RIP, iTunes. Apple is breaking out iTunes into a number of apps — Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts.
Apple Music is targeted completely on music, which implies that it must be a lot quicker than iTunes. The Apple Podcasts app syncs your progress throughout your units. Apple now indexes the spoken content material of podcasts as a way to search and discover podcast episodes.
The Apple TV app works just about just like the Apple TV app on the Apple TV system (I do know, it’s complicated) and iOS units. You can now stream movies at higher high quality — 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision.
If you wish to sync an iOS system together with your Mac, you’ll be able to entry that characteristic from the Finder — it appears precisely the identical because the iTunes syncing web page.
You can use your iPad as a secondary show. It works like Duet Display or Luna Display. You may use an Apple Pencil to attract stuff and edit pictures. It works with a cable or wirelessly.
When it involves accessibility, voice management is coming to macOS and iOS. For occasion, you’ll be able to open apps, scroll by saying “scroll down”, click on on buttons and dictate textual content in addition to emojis. Many buttons and areas are labeled with a quantity as a way to faucet or click on on a component by dictating it.
There’s a brand new macOS (and iOS app) known as Find My. It…