We expect Apple to preview a major update to Mojave to at WWDC 2019 in June. Currently, the update is known as MacOS 10.15. We don’t yet know what it’ll officially be called when it arrives. But, due to leaks, we’re learning what it will most likely feature. Here’s what you need to know.
We suspect a developer beta will launch at in June, followed by a public beta to test around July. The official MacOS 10.15 update will likely be released for Macs in autumn 2019.
MacOS 10.15 might have a California location-themed name. In recent years, we’ve seen Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave. But these trademarked names have yet to be used by Apple: Big Sur, California, Condor, Diablo, Farallon, Grizzly, Mammoth, Miramar, Monterey, Pacific, Redtail, Rincon, Sequoia, Shasta, Skyline, Tiburon, Ventura, Redwood, and Sonoma.
MacOS 10.15 is expected to include new Apple Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, as well as a major redesign of the Apple Books app. Icons for the Podcasts and TV apps on MacOS have already leaked out. The key thing about these apps is that they’re made with Marzipan, Apple’s new effort that makes it easier to port iOS apps to the Mac without too many complicated changes or code overhauls.
Astro HQ, allows users to use their iPad as an extension of their Mac desktop. Now, it seems like Apple is copying that functionality with its next MacOS update for Mac laptops and desktops. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a new feature called Sidecar.
Sidecar will allow users to turn their iPad into a second display for their MacBook. Users will be able to hover over the green maximise button in the MacOS window bar to access options like full-screen mode, new tiling options, and the ability to send the window to an external display.