Apple to Add New Software, Privacy Tool, End iTunes


05 June, 2019

蜗蜗牛小游戏网 www.liandama.cn Apple has announced new software and privacy tools as it seeks to expand service offerings to its estimated 1.4 billion device users.

The announcements came during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference happening this week in San Jose, California. The changes are another clear sign of Apple's attempts to expand its offerings to make up for dropping iPhone demand worldwide. iPhone sales fell sharply during the past two financial quarters.

iOS13

For iPhone users, Apple announced the launch of its iOS 13 operating system, to be available this fall. The new version comes with several new features.

One is a setting for the iPhone called "dark mode." The feature – already available on Mac computers – turns the background of the device black. Apple says dark mode is designed to make everything on the screen easier on the eyes. It can be used all the time or set to come on at a specific time.

Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

iOS 13 also offers iPhone users a way to avoid using sign in services of Facebook and Google when using apps. Instead, users can sign in with their Apple ID. Apple says the feature aims to respect the privacy of users by not collecting tracking information through the apps or services. Facebook and Google collect such user information for its advertising business.

In addition, iOS 13 includes a redesigned Maps app that provides "more detail about the world around you." It has a feature that lets users look at actual street photos and move through streets within the app. The feature is very similar to Google's Street View, which has been available for years.

The new iPhone OS also adds improvements to Apple's Siri personal assistant system. The company says the new Siri has a more natural voice and will work with map and music apps.

New iPadOS, Apple Watch apps

Apple announced the iPad will get its own operating system to replace the existing one made for iPhones. The new OS is designed to make it easier for iPad users to use the device to do more of the things a laptop computer can do.

Apple also introduced several new apps for its Apple Watch device to be included with the new WatchOS 6 system. Among these are apps that operate independently without the need to be linked to a user's iPhone. The smartwatch's Health app is also adding new features to record more exercise information, monitor safe hearing levels and track women's menstrual cycles.

In addition, the App Store will now be available on Apple Watch, making it possible for people to find and download apps directly to the device.

In its laptop and desktop businesses, Apple announced it is breaking up its long-time digital music software iTunes. Later this year, the software will be split into three apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV.

Apple has already reduced the importance of iTunes on the iPhone and iPad and will now do the same on Mac computers too. iTunes will still be available on Macs using older OS versions, as well as on machines running Microsoft's Windows system.

Apple also used its developer's conference to show off a new Mac Pro high-performance desktop computer to go on sale this fall. The machine, which Apple describes as "extreme in every way," is designed for professional users. Pricing for the low-end model Mac Pro starts at $5,999.

I'm Bryan Lynn.

Bryan Lynn wrote this story for VOA Learning English, based on reports from the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse and online sources. Hai Do was the editor.

Are you an Apple device user? If so, what are your thoughts on the company's upcoming offerings? Write to us in the Comments section, and visit www.liandama.cn.

_______________________________________________________________

Words in This Story

software n. the programs used to make computers do different things

feature n. an interesting or important part, quality, ability, etc.

screen n. the part of a computer that shows images or writing

app n. program for a smartphone or other device that performs a special function

track v. to record the progress or development of something over a period

laptop n. a computer that is small enough to be carried around and used where a person is sitting

游戏秘籍 | 广州代孕 | 美国代孕网站 | 高鹰代孕 |
  • 履职日记|苏华:尽快完善“职教高考”考试招生办法_劲舞团经验表
  • 河北省委书记、省长一周动态(9月10日_笔记本什么配置好
  • 貴州省人民政府原副省長蒲波受賄案一審開绿茶有哪些种类
  • 吴晓灵:消灭风险最好的办法是允许金融机构破产_系统流
  • 东方网—上海这所学校通过多种方式“玩转”数学_lolhezi
  • 苏州环保立查立改 污水处理厂异味扰民问题得到整改_三网合一是什么意思
  • 鄂尔多斯市街道社区“一核心三融合”党建工作机制 构建城市基层社会治理新格局_佩嘉
  • Apple Watch春季表带正式更新 多彩清新配色出街必备_伽马射线爆
  • 春节移动数据流量消费增长翻倍_茶叶水洗脸
  • JTB、日之丸与京阪巴士成立新公司运营双层环游观光巴士_鲨鱼韩剧
  • 南宁警方“互联网+警务”打造指尖上的公安局_数码宝贝tri第6章
  • 高分五号、高分六号卫星正式投入使用_女王牌
  • 中航地产上半年营收27亿元 地产业务亏损2859万_开壶
  • 小学生谎称挨揍,家长暴打班主任_乐山大佛简介
  • 宁夏内蒙古首条天然气长输管道贯通_宁夏滑水麻将