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The next major version of macOS is expected to be announced next week at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Yesterday, we participated in exclusive screenshots of iOS 13 showing Dark Mode, a new reminder app and a brand new screen annotation user interface. Today we have screenshots that give us a glimpse of how the new music and TV apps will look like on macOS, shared only with the 9to5Mac of people involved in their development.
As we previously reported, the new music app was 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 to the right of the actual content.
What can also be seen in the screenshots is the return of colorful sidebar icons for 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 common in sidebars in previous versions. of macOS.
Music on macOS 10.15 retains the ability to synchronize a user's devices such as iPhones and iPods. Devices appear in the sidebar like they do on iTunes. The search bar has moved to the sidebar, which integrates both Apple Music categories and the user's local music library inherited from iTunes.
The new TV app on macOS 10.15 uses a different approach to separating the user's library from online content, following a similar pattern to the new Books app, which is also introduced in macOS 10.15. It uses a toolbar at the top of the "Watch Now", "Movies", "TV Shows", "Kids" and "Library" sections. Each section has its own sidebar with content categories.
Apple is expected to announce macOS 10.15 next Monday during its WWDC keynote. Follow the 9to5Mac to keep track of all the news from the event.
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