Even after the release of this updated UIKit to developers, however, it won't be as simple as hitting a button to make an iOS app run on the Mac.
Kimberly Beverett demos Siri Shortcuts at Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference. On stage at WWDC yesterday, Apple's Kimberly Beverett showed off a "heading home" scenario that included getting directions home, turning on NPR, setting the thermostat and sending out an "on the way home" text.
Mac users will now be able to make use of a feature Windows 10 users have enjoyed for almost two years now, and swap their blinding white UI for a dark one. The contact you've shared it with will receive a notification on their Apple Watch.
Perhaps one of the updates, that will be most welcome, is an all-new Dark Mode which instantly transforms the menus and applications with a darkened colour scheme making it easier to view content and files on the screen. He also said he could picture certain websites like IMDB, Yelp, or DirectTV having native desktop Mac apps. You can uninstall unwanted apps, fix system errors, and improve performance - just in a few clicks.
The other big new feature is Stacks which will help you tame a busy desktop by organizing files into neat groups.
Another new feature in the form of Dynamic Desktop dynamically changes as your day progresses.
Finder also gets a significant update in macOS Mojave with an all-new Gallery View that lets users skim through files visually. Sidebar, for example, now shows file metadata, and it's easier than ever to turn a portion of your screen into a video.
Apple is also redesigning the macOS App Store to take design cues from the iOS store, bringing a unified design to all its platforms. The Mac App Store itself also received a complete overhaul.
As Apple points out, iOS 12 will launch on the largest ecosystem of compatible devices in the company's history. Apple is also ensuring that the Mac App Store has the same standard as the iOS 11 App Store with weekly updates from its editorial team. Just look at any object through your camera to see its measurements.
Naturally, we talked about macOS Mojave as well, and Dark Mode is especially useful to developers who spend countless hours looking at codes. The Home app is also going to be available on macOS, and allows you to control and monitor smart devices at your home, and Siri integration enables voice control as well.
All this seems to be part of what looks like a conscious effort on Apple's part to encourage developers to either return to creating apps for its desktop OS, or to at the very least consider it a viable option.