Apple on Monday revealed the brand-new variation of macOS, macOS Catalina, throughout the WWDC 2019 keynote, alongside the latest versions of the company’s other platforms– iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. macOS 10.15 Catalina brings a variety of modifications along with several enhancements to the os. Among the highlights, Apple is splitting iTunes into 3 apps, making it much easier to port iPad apps to macOS, including assistance for iPad as a secondary screen, and including voice control support. macOS Catalina is now offered to the developers as a sneak peek and it will reach the public this Fall.
macOS 10.15 Catalina features
Beginning with iTunes, as rumored, iTunes is dead, and it is leaving behind 3 brand-new apps in the type of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. The new apps keep the essence of iTunes and everything you enjoy from the super-app and bring a few brand-new techniques of their own.
The lean Apple Music app, without all the bloat of iTunes, is “lightning quickly, fun and simple to use,” according to Apple. The brand-new TV app packs assistance for Apple TV channels, personalized suggestions, access to the iTunes movies and TV shows, and 4K HDR playback with HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. It will also use access to Apple TV+ when the video streaming service launches this Fall.
Finally, Apple Podcasts will provide users with access to the usual catalogue of podcasts with an option to get alerted when a brand-new episode drops. Furthermore, Podcasts app will allow users to search through the audio content of podcasts.
The Cupertino, California-based business likewise revealed that macOS Catalina will natively support iPad as a secondary screen using the new function called Sidecar. With Sidecar, you will have the ability to utilize your iPad to extend your Mac’s screen to enhance efficiency. Apple Pencil can likewise be utilized to draw, sketch or compose on Mac app that support stylus inputs using the iPad screen.
With macOS Catalina, Apple is making it easier for the developers to port their iPad apps to macOS. The task codenamed Marzipan is now being called Project Catalyst, and it will supply developers brand-new APIs and tools to move their iPad apps to macOS.
Among the apps that consumers can anticipate to see with Catalina, Twitter will bring its iOS app to macOS and Gameloft will bring Asphalt 9. It remains to be seen the number of designers will utilize Catalyst to port their iPad apps to macOS.
Apple is bringing a new accessibility function to macOS in the kind of Voice Control. The brand-new feature will enable macOS users to control everything on their Mac by just using their voice. The feature is not restricted to some apps or simply some aspects of the operating system, instead it will work with everything.
“Voice Control is a trans-formative technology that makes it possible for users who can’t operate conventional input devices to manage their Mac totally with their voice using on-device Siri speech acknowledgment technology, which also makes sure personal data is kept private,” the business said in a declaration.
Voice Control will likewise be available on iOS and iPadOS, enabling iPhone and iPad users to manage their device with simply their voice.
Among other modifications, Find My Friends and Find My iPhone are getting clubbed into one app– Find My, similar to iOS 13. It will offer the place of a lost or stolen Mac even when it is offline by means of other Apple gadgets.
Photos, Safari, Mail, Notes, Reminders are likewise getting brand-new functions.