Apple’s wacky unicorn invites press to June 3 WWDC keynote


WWDC 2019 invitation
The press invitation to WWDC 2019 includes a familiar character.
Photo: Apple

Invitations to the keynote address for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference just went out. The design features a unicorn whose brain is exploding with ideas. WWDC 2019, scheduled for early next month, is expected to feature the unveiling of iOS 13, macOS 10.15 and more.

A unicorn? What does that mean?

Each year, people carefully examine the logos in these invitations for hints of what’s to come, but this one seems to be spoiler-free. The unicorn in the 2019 invite is the same that’s available as an Animoji.

This appears to be a theme, as the original announcement of this years’ developers conference used the robot Animoji as its basis.

WWDC 2019
Each of these logos just suggests a bunch of new software.
Photo: Apple

WWDC 2019 docket: iOS 13, macOS 10.5 and more

More Animoji are expected in iOS 13, including a cow, a mouse, and more. In addition, this version is rumored to have a system-wide Dark Mode, and many of the bundled applications are getting facelifts.

Much of the focus of iOS 13 will supposedly be on iPad. Unconfirmed reports indicate that it will enable more applications able to open multiple windows, so that, for example, two word processing documents side-by-side.

But Tim Cook and Co. surely won’t overlook Mac. A highlight of macOS 10.15 will allegedly be new tools allowing developers to easily port iPad applications to Macs, which is predicted to bring a rush of new software to Apple’s desktops and laptops.

There have even suggestions that there will be a sneak peek at the long-awaited Mac Pro desktop.

Scheduling WWDC 2019

Apple will host WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California, from June 3 to 7. The event brings together thousands of developers from across the world, giving them access to Apple’s engineers for hands-on training.

The keynote with all the big announcements will be June 3 at 10 am.



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