Here’s what we have is a new set of screenshots and leaked video of macOS 10.14 – showing off Xcode 10 running on macOS with Dark Mode, Apple’s News App, and much more. Here are the details in brief.
A tweet has been out into public domain by developer Steven Troughton Smith – shows Apple’s upcoming macOS 10.14 operating system, giving us an insight into a new dark mode, along with the existence of a stock Apple News app for Mac. All of which has today’s mess was discovered in a brief video on Apple’s servers.
The spoiler or the well-known developer says he found the 30-second clip buried within an API on the backend of the Mac App Store. That shared material actually gives quite a lot away about Apple’s upcoming macOS 10.14 platform. Perhaps the most striking visual giveaway is the fact that the platform is clearly sporting a very distinctive dark mode which appears to be present across the whole system.
Given the video originates from Apple’s servers, and is for its own Xcode development tool, everything shown is very likely real. It includes a video preview of new Xcode 10 complete with a very awful dark skin to it. Since the current Mac App Store on macOS 10.13.5 doesn’t support video previews, it is clear that this video embedded below was for upcoming Mac App Store as part of macOS 10.14 and shouldn’t have been there for 10.13.5.
As usual, the spoilers came from within: Apple posted a 30-second preview video of Xcode on 10.14 to the Xcode MAS store page API (which, as videos aren’t supported on the MAS, ‘should’ have been hidden. Guess nobody checked.).
In addition to the system-wide darl mode, the outing has also given away the fact that the Mac App Store will be getting a revamp and it will contain the ability to hose video previews of apps, similar to how Apple’s iOS App Store currently works.
The video itself also likely confirms rumors that the Mac App Store will be redesigned on macOS 10.14 to more closely resemble Store on iOS 11, including the addition of preview videos like this one of apps.
- Xcode 10 has a new dark interface, while the Trash icon in the dock is even darker, suggesting that macOS 10.14 may feature a systemwide dark mode, in apps. On macOS 10.13, there is a partial dark mode, but only for the dock and to the menu bar.
- Find an Apple News icon in the dock, suggesting that it will be explaining to the Mac with a desktop app.
- The desktop background could be a picture of the Mojave Desert in California during the night, hinting at a macOS Mojave name for the next version.
All of those things are gorgeously little tweaks but it’s this universal dark mode which will definitely appeal to get the most rapturous round of applause when it’s announced next week at WWDC.
Additionally, there is now an icon sitting in the macOS Dock for Apple News app, which is proven to be an extremely popular app for iPhone and iPad, that will likely continue that popularity as it moves across to macOS.
For now, at present, we don’t know what Apple is planning on calling macOS 10.14 but the wallpaper that shows up in the screens could potentially point at macOS Mojave, as speculated by 9to5Mac.
Alongside iOS 12 unveil, we also likely to hear more next week about when Apple announces macOS 10.14 officially. Now, look at the images and videos to get an idea prepped for the official announcement.
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