CompileSwift Podcast – WWDC 2019 Announcements

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Season 1 Episode 1

Lots of announcements this year from Apple in the keynote for WWDC 2019.

Listen to the episode for the details or see below for the bullet point list (I strongly recommend spending 15 minutes to listen to the podcast and subscribing for future episodes).


watchOS 6

  • New watch faces
  • Taptic hourly chimes
  • Apps from Apple
  • Voice memo
  • Audiobooks
  • Calculator
  • Tip Calculator
  • API’s for independent apps no longer needing iPhone apps
  • Audio streaming API
  • Apple Watch AppStore

 iOS 13

  • 30% faster FaceID
  • 50% smaller app downloads
  • 60% smaller update app downloads
  • Twice as fast app launch speed
  • Dark mode
  • Swipe mode on the keyboard
  • Reminders overhaul to be more todo app like
  • New maps with far more detail
  • “Sign in with Apple” across all platforms
  • Memoji sticker packs automatically created for you
  • Photo editing tools can now be used on videos
  • Separate iCloud accounts


  • Widgets on the home screen
  • Split view now available across apps
  • App Expose on iPad
  • Files App SMB, Thumb drive, and USB drives supported
  • Safari desktop-class browsing
  • Safari download manager
  • Improved selection tool
  • 3 finger pinch to copy and paste
  • 3 finger swipe to undo
  • 9ms pencil latency instead of old 20ms
  • PencilKit API
  • Compact Keyboard now available
  • Swipe from the corner with a pencil to enter markup
  • macOS Catalina
  • iTunes is now Apple Music
  • Apple Podcasts app
  • AppleTV app
  • SideCar – iPad as a second display for Mac
  • Catalyst now available in Xcode on Catalina for working with iPad apps on macOS


  • RealityKit
  • RealityComposer
  • ARKit 3


  • 450,000 apps on the store using Swift
  • SwiftUI is available across all platforms

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