Catalina lines up with novices of fall 2019. This software will function only on Mac laptops. Let’s open several never-seen-before features.
Firstly, most users will be surprised by the absence of iTunes in Catalina. The default media app was replaced, and now all files will be distributed into three separate apps – Music app, Podcasts app, Apple TV, and Finder. But don’t get too sad as iTunes disappears only from Mac. Besides music galleries will still be accessible from the Apple Music web app, so users won’t be left out playing their favorite melodies.
Developers should pay attention to the Mac Catalyst to bring universal apps for Mac and iPad in the App store. This will expand the range of software for tablets, which used to be limited mainly with smartphone applications stretched for the big screen. As a result, users will have access to more professional software with advanced work capabilities.
The new Sidecar feature connects the iPad as a second monitor with keyboard and Apple Pencil, that can be an excellent headset for working. Also, you can check Screen Time to monitor personal activity in the apps from a particular device, which is sync with iCloud.
The Find My utility combined Find My and Find My Friends. This solution allows searching all compatible MacBook devices no matter if the battery is fully charged or connected to the web. The Bluetooth Low Energy utility can connect to the iPhones of passersby and transmits through their devices data location to its owner.
Apple Arcade adjusted for Mac laptops as well. Lots of users predicted that this service would be available only on smartphones. However, Apple brought it on Catalina. Any game option with current progress will be synchronized with a Mac OS. Thus the user starts the game on the iPhone and continues it on MacBook or vice versa. Apple called it an ecosystem where all devices resemble the family work.