Apple WWDC: 4 things that music makers need to know about

An iPod Classic with the iTunes store homepage

The iPad now has its own operating system, as announced by Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last night. iPadOS is a spinoff of iOS (for iPhone), dedicated to, and made specifically for, the tablet's larger screen.

For those of you sick and exhausted of all the robocalls constantly bombarding your cell phone, this one's for you. If you are a developer or have your device UDID registered by a developer, downloading and installing the iOS 13 beta 1 to test will soon be an option. All you need to make it happen is an iPad model that can run iPadOS 13 and an external drive that can hook up to it. With iOS 13 developer beta, Apple has made things hard. This means UIKit developers will only have to maintain a single codebase to create apps that work on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

New Watch Faces are also coming, and the Apple Watch gets its own Voice Memos app, in addition to a new Calculator app.

Like every year, we have a new macOS update to talk about and well, let's start off by getting the name of the latest iteration for Apple's desktop OS out of the way.

With exciting new features and new ways to use the Apple Watch with your Mac, it is tempting to install the watchOS beta, but it is not as easy of a decision as testing macOS or iOS betas.

However, Ars followed up with Apple to get some broad answers to users' questions about old libraries, Windows and more. It is much more than a simple rebranding as the new features and extended functionality make the iPad much more Mac-like than it has ever been, while still retaining a distinctively iOS-like experience.

Apple also announced that iPadOS would bring USB-support to the iPad. Later this Fall, the next version of macOS called Catalina will introduce new Music, Podcasts and TV apps for macOS users.

Apple has unveiled a string of new software and hardware updates to its product line including a long-awaited feature that will dramatically change the look and feel of your iPhone.

As Akshay wished for more Marzipan apps in his expectations post, Apple has delivered upon the same as well.

While iTunes (and especially the iTunes Music Store) helped change the way we enjoy our favorite music, there will be few tearjerking obituaries for the software.

iTunes' Instagram and Facebook accounts have been wiped clean amid reports that Apple is due to kill off the app later on Monday.

You will also still be able to sync all your Apple gadgets on your MacBook when using Catalina.



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