My WWDC 2019 Predictions: Recap
WWDC 2019 has a whole ton of new features, you can read about all of those is my recap with what Apple announced. Instead with this post we will look at how I did with my predictions. Let us start with my tvOS predictions.
tvOS only got a few updates, but they were ones that users had wanted.
tvOS – More game features — 85%
We did get some new game features, specifically game controller support for the Xbox One S controller and the Playstation DualShock 4 controller. This will be great for games on tvOS. These will also be supported on iOS and iPadOS. So I got this one correct.
tvOS – Save specific screensavers — 5%
We did not get any way to save a specific screensaver, but we did get more screensavers. So I missed on this one.
tvOS – Multiple User support — 5%
Shockingly, we did actually get multiple user support on tvOS. So I did get this one correct, even though I did not expect it.
For tvOS, I got 66% correct, because 2 out of 3 is not that bad. Let us move onto watchOS.
watchOS – Standalone App Store — 85%
I did get this one correct with the inclusion of an App Store on the Watch, due to standalone apps coming.
watchOS – Now Playing complication for the Infograph Modular watch face — 30%
I do not know if we got the Now Playing complication or not, as I have not installed watchOS 6 on my Apple Watch. I am going to say we did not, so I did not get this one correct.
watchOS – New watch face — 95%
We did get a bunch of new watch faces. In fact, according to Apple there are more new watch faces than were in the original Apple Watch. So I got this one right.
Just like with tvOS, I got 2 out of 3 correct, again this is 66%. Let us now turn to macOS.
macOS 10.15 is a big update, not necessarily in terms of features, but in terms of what this all means.
macOS – iPad apps coming to the Mac — 95%
iPad apps are actually coming to the Mac, as long as a developer adds support for their apps on the Mac.
macOS – Screen Time on the Mac — 95%
Screen Time is coming to the Mac and this is a good thing for everyone to be able to get a full look at how you are spending time in front of screens.
macOS – Mac Pro Preview — 75%
We did get a preview of the Mac Pro that is coming in the fall. I was right on this one.
macOS – New Display Preview — 75%
Just like the Mac Pro, we did get a preview of the Pro Display HDR.
macOS – Named macOS Tahoe — 10%
I was wrong on the name for macOS 10.15. The name is macOS Catalina.
For macOS I got 4 out of 5 guesses correct, so 80%.
iOS – Elimination of support for A7-based devices — 95%
iOS 13 does remove support for A7 devices, so I got this one correct.
iOS – Additional Screen Time enhancements — 90%
We did not get any additional Screen Time enhancements, as far as I can tell. So I was wrong about this one.
iOS – Dark Mode on iOS — 90%
iOS 13 does include a Dark Mode, and looks fantastic.
iOS – Multiple Instances/Windows for apps — 75%
iPadOS 13 includes support that allows multiple windows from a single app. This will help people with productivity.
Services/Siri – Siri synchronization — 60%
We did not get synchronization of data with Siri. So I did not get this one correct.
iOS – Developer control of Screen Time — 50%
Developers do not have any control over Screen time, so I did not get this one right.
iOS – Additional Developer tools on iOS — 25%
There were no additional developer tools on iOS, so I missed on this one too.
iOS – Radically Different iPad Layout — 15%
The iPad on iPadOS 13 did get a significantly different layout. This does include Today Widgets being on the home screen and the ability. So I got this one correct.
iOS – Elimination of support for A8-based devices — 10%
I could TECHNICALLY say this was is correct, because the A8 Processor is not supported, but I did not get this right. You can install iPadOS 13 on the iPad Air 2, which has an A8X, not an A8.
iOS – Interface Builder on iPad — 5%
As much as I would have liked this, we did not get Interface Builder on the iPad.
For iOS, I got a total of 4 out of 10, so this brought down my average.
Out of 21 total predictions, I got 12 correct, or 57.14% correct. This is fewer predictions than I would have liked, but it is not easy to guess what Apple will do.