This week all eyes were on Apple as it had its WWDC 2019 keynote. The biggest Apple developer event of the year gave us iOS 13 with a new Dark Mode, a swipeable keyboard, new Photos app and a tone of optimizations.
The iPad got its own OS, aptly-named iPadOS, which brings the iPad a bit closer to the Mac thanks to improved multitasking and more capable (if still not power user-capable) file handling.
Apple also delivered macOS Catalina, new tvOS and watchOS versions and dissolved iTunes (on the Mac) into three apps – Music, Podcasts and TV – us Windows users will make due with the
good old iTunes.
There was some hardware at the WWDC 2019 – a new insanely powerful Mac Pro and a Pro Display XDR with a crazy expensive stand.
One final Apple story of the week – a fresh rumor surfaced that the iPhone 11 lineup will adopt 128GB as its base storage. Here’s hoping that it’s correct.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi and Oppo teased an under-display selfie camera, which essentially means the end to motorized selfie snappers and notches. But before you get overly excited – this technology will still need a year or two to make it to a phone near you.
We saw a few Galaxy Note10 stories this week. First we got credible-looking renders of the phone showing nearly any bezel and absolutely no headphone jack. We later saw the Galaxy Note10 with 5G and 12GB of RAM on Geekbench. Finally a launch price for the Galaxy Note10 surfaced – expect it to cost around $1,100-$1,200.
Xiaomi will launch a flagship Mi 9T on June 12, which is expected to be the first look at the Redmi K20 powerhouse, that’s expected to launch in India on July 15. The much-anticipated Mi Band 4 (which is already up for sale) will launch a day before the Xiaomi Mi 9T on June 11.
Nokia and Huawei each announced a phone. The Nokia 2.2 is a humble Android One phone with a 5.7-inch screen and Helio A22 chipset while the Huawei Maimang 8 has a Kirin 710, a 6.21-inch screen and three cameras on the back.
That’s it for this week – see you next one!
Current models start at 64GB. Even the iPad Pro starts at 64GB, even though it tops out at a whopping 1TB.