WWDC 2018 and BlackBerry’s KEY2 success | #PNWeekly 308
BlackBerry has a new phone to last a weekend, feature a keyboard and much more while Apple has surged in software in some places and lagged in others.
macOS Mojave has a new App Store and new privacy measures
Most importantly, Apple is keeping iOS and macOS separate, though it is trialing an integration of iOS’s UIKit to the macOS AppKit.
Apple’s giving a new camera (and some tongue) to Messages and Memoji
Animoji can now capture you sticking out your tongue. You can also FaceTime with up to 31 of your closest friends in just a single call.
iOS 12 ‘doubles down’ on performance, coming to all iOS 11-eligible devices
iOS 12 is coming soon… to every single iOS 11-supported iPhone and iPad, vastly improving performance, especially on older devices.
Here’s how, when and where you can watch Apple’s WWDC 2018 opening keynote
Apple is expected to focus exclusively on software announcements at its WWDC 2018 opening event in San Jose, California, and you can follow all the action live online starting at 10 a.m. PDT.
iOS 12, just like Android P, is also about “Digital Health”
New metrics will be accessible to iPhone and iPad users so that they can self-start a road away from being addicted to the services they get on their phones and tablets.
Apple’s WWDC 2018 to be entirely software-focused, no new iPads or MacBooks in store
No iPhone SE 2, no iPad Pros with Face ID, no refreshed MacBooks, and certainly no Apple Watch Series 4. Still, there’s plenty of exciting software stuff reportedly slated for WWDC 2018 announcements.
$250 Beats-branded Siri speaker tipped as Apple’s only WWDC 2018 hardware launch
Apple is reportedly keen on “advancing its digital assistant ambitions” at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, both with expanded Siri capabilities and a lower-cost Beats smart speaker.
Upgraded iPad Pro tipped for WWDC 2018 announcement in 11 and 12.9-inch sizes
It’s certainly not surprising to hear Apple could be working on two new iPad Pro variants, but the smaller 2018 model is expected to measure around 11 inches in screen diagonal.
New entry-level 13-inch MacBook and 9.7-inch iPad expected out in Q2, iPad Pro upgrades in H2
Speculation is slowly ramping up about a $999 or so 13-inch MacBook with a high-res screen due out by the end of Q2, alongside a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad.
Chinese rumors say iPhone SE 2 now set to launch at WWDC 2018
It’s a modest upgrade from the original iPhone SE for a two-year cycle, but there’s plenty of intrigue going into the politics around it.