Apple offered a wealth of announcement during the recent Worldwide Developer Conference, the WWDC19. The announcement of macOS Catalina, the upcoming update for the popular operating system has made lots of fans happy since a variety of changes will be implemented to make the user experience even better than it already is.
One of the biggest changes implies the removal of the iTunes app. The useful but rather lackluster app will be replaced with three standalone apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. iTunes was released in 2001 as a program which aimed to help users to save and manage their music. In 18 years, several updates brought a variety of new features, including the ability purchase music and videos, a library which included an assortment of media content ranging from music and movies to podcasts and e-books and the ability to synchronize content across several Apple devices.
Since the app incorporated and provided most of the digital entertainment assets users were forced to use it even if they didn’t like. The decision to create standalone apps will be appreciated by users who favor a specific type of media content and don’t wish to mingle with something else.
iPad apps on macOS Catalina
During the even, a new developer feature was announced in the form of the Project Catalyst development tool. App developers will have to option to use the new tool to port native iPad apps to macOS without facing annoying issues. The main goal is to support developers who wish to develop apps for both platforms. Mac users will have the chance to gain access to an increased selection of macOS apps, which has he potential to increase productivity and while also offering the convenience of using the same apps across several devices.
Also, new Sidecar feature will allow users to use an iPad as a secondary screen and drawing tablet for their macOS device. The upcoming macOS Catalina update will be released in the fall.