Cult of Mac Magazine: Get ready to glimpse Apple’s future at WWDC 2018, and more!

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In this week's Cult of Mac Magazine: What might Tim Cook announce at this years WWDC keynote?
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: What’s next for Apple? We’ll find out in June, when the company hosts devs from around the world at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018.

Every year, the event gives Cupertino execs a chance to show off Apple’s new software and hardware. It’s a chance for outsiders to get a direct look at what’s in the Apple product pipeline. In the video below, we round up all the latest WWDC 2018 rumors to give you a heads-up about what’s on the horizon.

You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Cult of Mac Magazine, Issue 239

CookWhat to expect from WWDC 2018
What’s next for Apple? We’ll find out in June, when the company hosts devs from around the world at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018. It’s a chance for outsiders to get a direct look at what’s in the Apple product pipeline. In the video below, we round up all the latest WWDC 2018 rumors to give you a heads-up about what’s on the horizon.

N2The next Mac Pro won’t arrive until 2019
After revealing in 2017 that it was completely redesigning the Mac Pro, some fans held out hope that the new Mac Pro would come out by 2018. That’s not going to happen though. In a series of interviews, Apple executives revealed that the new Mac Pro will be a 2019 product.

N3Why Apple Watch apps are dying off in droves
Apple Watch sells very well, but apparently not strongly enough for some companies. A deadline requiring developers to base their apps on newer versions of watchOS just passed, and some businesses choose to pull their software rather than update it.

n4How to collect vintage Macs for fun
Some people only care about the latest technology. For others, collecting the significant computers of the past — whether it’s an iconic first-gen Macintosh or iPhone, or failures like Apple’s short-lived Pippin games console — is fun in its own right. If you fall in to this second group, you’ll love these five computer collecting tips to get the most out of your hobby.

m5Free up disk space in macOS High Sierra
MacOS High Sierra upgraded the Mac’s file system, replacing the decades-old HFS+ with the shiny new APFS. This means way faster file copying, the ability to revert to previous versions of your documents, and several other neat features. But it also means that you may have a lot less free space left on your storage disk, thanks to APFS’ habit of using it to store special ‘dark matter.’

n20Write a killer report with Pages for Mac & iPad
Today we’re going to use the new features in Pages 4.0 to create an amazing report. If you need to write a book report, or create a longer document for school or work, the new Master Pages feature in Apple’s free word processor will prove extremely handy. With Pages, it’s now easier than ever to throw together an amazing-looking document with almost no effort.

n7Carterjett’s Apple Watch bands come in XXL
Cult of Mac Watch Store is proud to feature a growing and evolving collection of the best Apple Watch bands and accessories on the market. And, we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our curated collection of Apple Watch bands: Las Vegas-based Carterjett. Shop now in our Watch Store.

n8Twelve South first to put Apple Watch on arm
Apple Watch is an ideal workout partner, but it’s not a good idea to have things around your wrist during certain activities. Now you can wear your Apple Watch on your arm with ActionSleeve from Twelve South. It’s the world’s first armband for Apple Watch, and is now available in our Watch Store.

n9OnePack backpack lives up to its roomy name
Marketing language often invites a reviewer to find the flaw in the claim. So skepticism was in order when the OnePack arrived with the declaration of being the “Most Functional Backpack.” I have a backpack for every time I heard that one. But of all the backpacks I’ve shouldered for reviews, OnePack at least comes close to keeping its word.

n10Got a broken phone? Let us fix it for less.
When you break your iPhone, you want it fixed fast and frugally. That’s why our cheap iPhone repair service stands out. We’ll get your broken iPhone fixed up and shipped back to you in no time, at an extremely competitive price.

n11Mechanical wireless keyboard combines new and old
Keyboards have come a long way, but not always in a better direction. Get your hands on a clackety old mechanical keyboard and you may wonder why soft keys became a thing. And the look of old keyboards are masterclasses in classy design.