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Dan Moren for Macworld
May 25, 2018 5:00 AM PT
It’s that time of the year when we pull out our prognosticating hats—you were issued yours, right?—and try to imagine what Apple might announce a couple of weeks hence when they take the stage at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
The main event at WWDC is generally the future of Apple’s software platforms, most crucially macOS and iOS. So, with that in mind, it’s time to whip out that old standby: features that Apple’s platforms still need.
This week we’ll start with macOS, which just celebrated an important milestone, as the current generation of macOS (formerly OS X and Mac OS X) has now been shipping as long as the classic Mac OS was when Mac OS X first arrived on the scene. Seems like only yesterday, doesn’t it?
After 17-plus years, it’s gotten harder to come up with features that macOS still needs: our Macs are amazingly capable devices. And rumor has it that this year may be more in the vein of a Snow Leopard-style maintenance release than chock-a-block with new features. Still, there are a few areas that Apple could stand to focus some much-needed attention.