On launch day WWDC 2020, we suggest you take a short excursion into the past and take another look at past achievements of Apple by the example of those that were covered at previous conferences of Apple developers.
The first Apple Developer Conference was held in Monterrey (California, USA) in 1983. Until 2002, WWDC was held in mid-May. But from 2002 to 2005 was postponed to June.
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At the first place – OS X 10.5 Leopard, on the second Safari browser for the Windows platform, but nothing special to tell about it. But the public liked the new version of the proprietary OS for desktops, largely due to the appearance of such mechanisms as Time Machine, Cover Flow mode for Finder, Bootcamp. Plus a translucent menu bar, mutated stacks, an updated dock, etc.
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Steve Jobs introduces MobileMe and the new iOS developer SDK from the stage. That conference was generally dedicated to the iPhone 3G smartphone and the upgraded version of the mobile operating system. The 2008th was remembered as the year of the formation of apple gadgets – it was then that Apple’s intentions regarding the new line and their scale became clear.
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From the Iron – iPhone 3Gs Running iPhone OS 3.0, with an oleophobic display coating, up to 32 GB of fast flash memory, GPS support and a new 3G module. Plus, the update was received by the MacBook Pro line of laptops, which were equipped with multi-touch trackpads, keyboard backlighting, new-generation LED screens, etc.
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Retina and iOS – the world has learned new terms and seen firsthand that Apple is not in vain claiming the status of an “innovation generator”. The new, powerful, beautiful iPhone 4 on all the front pages is the thinnest smartphone in the world, in addition, equipped with a 4 megapixel camera that can shoot in 720p format. well and iOS 4 pleased with the advent of features and applications such as multitasking, iBooks and FaceTime.
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First off iOS 5 along with Notification Center, Reminders, iMessage, Kiosk and iCloud support. Secondly, OS X 10.7 Lion – AirDrop, the updated Mac App Store, multi-touch gesture system, full-screen mode, etc. Thirdly, the new version of Safari, which acquired integration with Twitter, tabs and a reading mode, the ability to synchronize with iTunes “over the air” and a number of useful options.
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About iOS 6 they told a lot from the stage, but not too interesting – the Do Not Disturb mode, Passbook, new Maps, an update for Siri, integration with Facebook. The Mountain Lion turned out to be richer in new things, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion got Power Nap, advanced dictation functions, Notification Center, AirPlay, iMessage and Game Center, plus a new version of Safari with the option of synchronizing tabs. In addition, the desktop OS has fallen in price to $ 20, which turned out to be very useful. And the beginning of the summer of 2012 will be remembered for the appearance of the MacBook Pro with a Retina display, built on Ivy Bridge chips, with 4-core i7 processors.
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There is a chance that this conference will surpass the previous one in the number of presentations, but so far the 2013th year remains the most fruitful. So:
– iOS 7 with its flat and light design;
– Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio and a whole series of new services for i-gadgets;
– MacBook Air with Haswell processors and significantly increased battery life;
– OS X 10.9 Mavericks – renaming and radical rethinking of the principles of system development, in particular, it has become completely free;
– In addition to the general increase in productivity and optimization of services, OS X provided an impressive list of new options, such as the same iBooks or map service;
– The conceptual cylindrical body of the new Mac Pro, awarded the title of the most powerful PC on the planet with its 12-core Intel Xeon processor;
– For the first time, Apple products received support for 4K – the same flagship computer;
– AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule – the first received support for the IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard, the second hard drive up to 3 TB.
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The main software products of the company, presented in 2014 – OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, in the first place, were notable for new interfaces for interaction between each other. In particular, it became possible to make calls from a Mac using the nearby iPhone. In addition, the desktop operating system has acquired a flatter design similar to a mobile platform.
You should also recall the presentation of new tools for developers – the now popular Metal technology for working with graphics in applications, as well as the Swift programming language.
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OS X 10.10 El Capitan and iOS 9 in 2015 were not expected to be anything special; Craig Federigi talked about increasing productivity and energy efficiency of platforms, as well as updating a number of applications, such as: Mission Control and Mail for Mac, Calendar, Notes and some others for iDevices.
A significant part of the conference was devoted to the talk about the new operating system for smart watches – WatchOS 2, with which Apple Watch learned to make FaceTime calls, display time on the dock thanks to Nightstand mode, provide information from vehicles from Apple Maps, etc.
And of course, the main novelty was the Apple Music service, which introduced Jimmy Iowin.
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In 2016, the company again updated the Apple Watch firmware, and also showed a new version of the software for the 4th generation Apple TV set-top box – tvOS, which did not receive significant changes compared to the basic version.
macOS Sierra, in addition to the new-old format of the name of the operating system, was not particularly surprising; we can only note the appearance of the Siri voice assistant.
But iOS 10 received quite a few innovations – here is the redesigned interface of the Control Center and the Notification Center, the new 3D Touch features, the redesign of Apple Music, a serious update of the regular Messenger messenger and much more.
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In 2017, Apple traditionally updated all its operating systems – iOS 11, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4. In addition, iMac Pro, updated iPad Pro tablets, AirKit framework and HomePod smart speaker were introduced.
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At WWDC 2018, Apple limited itself only to software innovations, including iOS 12 (review), macOS 10.14 Mojave (review), tvOS 12 and watchOS 6. Users saw many new features, although in general the company’s developers focused on improving the stability of branded OSs.
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In 2019, Tim Cook and the company introduced the world iOS 13, as well as a separate version of the operating system for the iPad – iPadOS. Both versions of the OS received the long-awaited dark theme. In addition, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina were announced. Of the hardware innovations, the new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR were introduced.
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The next Apple developer conference starts June 22, and very soon we will see new operating systems for all apple devices – iOS 14, macOS 10.16, tvOS 14 and watchOS 7.