For many years there has been wishful thinking on part of a lot of Apple device users to have single, unified operating system. While that doesn’t look like happening what we may see soon is more iPhone-like features (software wise) in the MacBook devices. As per a report by 9to5Mac, Apple is considering to bring several iOS features – like Screen Time – to its macOS as well.
The 9to5Mac report says that the next version of 10.15 will include support for Siri Shortcuts as well. Siri Shortcuts came to iOS last year and allows users to create custom voice shortcuts.
The big feature that may come to Mac is Screen Time. With this feature, users can see how much time they’re spending staring at the screen, how much time they spend on particular apps and also what category of apps. iPhone users currently have the option of limiting the amount of time on specific apps as well.
On Mac, it is expected that it will work exactly how it does on the iPhone. “There will be a new panel in System Preferences to configure the feature. When the time limit for an app has been exceeded, an overlay will be shown, allowing the user to either close the app or unlock the app with a passcode,” states the 9to5Mac report.
What is also expected with macOS 10.15 is another iOS like feature in the form of iMessage effects like fireworks, lasers among others.
Apple will reveal a lot more about macOS as well as iOS at its WWDC conference which is set to be held in June. Last month, Apple announced the dates of its developers conference and it will start on June 3. At the WWDC, the OS updates are first released as a beta for developers and the final version is expected to reach consumers sometime in September or October.―Times of India