Apple Previews New Software as It Diversifies Beyond iPhones
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 04, 2019,
Jun 04, 2019, 15:24
Safari, Mail and Notes are getting some upgrades and while that may sound a bit boring, the headline feature is that the iPhone can now request desktop versions of webpages and Mail will support Rich Text. For the first time, Apple will let developers re-work their iPad applications so they can run on Mac computers. You also get more video editing options, not just trimming. This new mode (which is now available for Mac in OS Mojave), which will turn the bright white background in popular apps like Messages, Mail and Apple Music black while making the font white. During their two hours on stage, Apple executives made clear that the company's hardware is just as important as its software. Nor did it give details about how existing users will be able to port media libraries from iTunes to the new apps.
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