It's unlikely that we'll see any new Mac based hardware next week's WWDC but Apple will preview macOS and a close examination of the software will provide guidance on what Tim Cook and his team are planning.
And it should come as no surprise that the answer is not the power available in the hardware, but to tie the Mac family closer to Apple's cloud-based subscription services
9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo has obtained screenshots of the new macOS apps for Music and TV :
As we previously reported, the new Music app is based on iTunes, both music and TV apps present a similar design language, with a gray sidebar listing sections of content and a large area on the right for the actual content.
What can be seen in the screenshots is the return of colorful sidebar icons to macOS.
In both apps, the sidebar icons use the color of the app, have a drop shadow and follow a continuous color gradient from top to bottom, very different from the monochrome icons that are common in sidebars in previous versions of macOS.
I would expect these apps to be able to index locally added files through secondary menu options, but the real power will be working with Apple's subscription services in the cloud, making it easier for consumers to buy content and for the services division to generate more revenue.
What will be welcomed by many is that the Music app is still based on iTunes, but the extra c that was grafted onto the app (such as books, podcasts, and video) has been released and are now their own apps (such as the aforementioned TV app). iTunes is dead;
With macOS 10.15 set to be announced next week at WWDC, we don't have long to see these new apps.
It's unlikely that we'll see any Mac based hardware at next week's WWDC, but Apple will preview macOS and a close examination of the software will provide guidance on What Tim Cook and his team are planning
And it should come as a surprise that the answer is not to be able to make the power available in the hardware, but to tie the Mac family closer to Apple's cloud-based subscription services.  The Mojave operating system is screened on an Apple Macbook Pro in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on February 11, 2019. (Photo by Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images)