Apple’s next major macOS release won’t be substantial in terms of newness. It will more likely be incremental to the current version, 10.13 which is named High Sierra. The next release following the trend will be 10.14, however, the name is still a mystery.
One of the most awaited improvement to Apple’s software in general is to Siri. After all, Apple was the first to make AI-enabled assistants but over time, other software makers have created much sophisticated intelligent assistants and Apple has been lacking behind them for the past 3-4 years.
Every year, everyone expects Apple to improve Siri but the company just doesn’t. Similarly, this year too, we expect Apple to improve its assistant. The company could make Siri sound much more natural.
This might sound crazy but reports have been surfacing the web that, starting this year, Apple will make iOS apps available on its desktop platform. It’s too early to comment on how the company will implement this, as iOS is for touch-based device and macOS is for keyboard & pointer based devices.
Mac’s App Store is dry, not many people use it as developers don’t find it to be an attractive platform to develop for. Similarly, Windows’ app store has the same fate. Bringing iOS apps to macOS would arguably make Apple’s desktop platform much more usable.
In 2013, Apple introduced one of the best feature ever created for Mac and iOS, an extremely intelligent way of synchronizing app states and data between the two platforms, named “Continuity”.
This year, Continuity is expected to be improved in numerous ways. Few reports state that, Apple wants its users to work without breaking their flow, and also that it wants its users to be happy after spending thousands of dollars on its devices’.
So, three major changes to macOS this year: improved Siri, improved Continuity, and inclusion of iOS apps. Great!