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Apple debuts new Mac Pro, previews iOS, macOS updates

Apple CEO Tim Cook standing next to new model Mac Pro
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Apple used its annual Worldwide Developer Conference to unveil a redesigned Mac Pro for professional users and debut iOS 13 — the next version of its iPhone operating system. It also previewed updates coming to its iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch operating systems.

Why it matters: The announcements come as Apple has seen growth in the iPhone slow even as the device has become ever more central to its business. Apple's summer software moves typically lay the groundwork for new hardware in the fall.

Apple will bring iOS apps to the Mac

In addition to showing new versions of iOS and macOS at its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, Apple offered a sneak peek at an effort to let iPhone apps run on the Mac.

It's a multiyear effort, though, Apple said: Developers won't have a chance to bring their iOS apps to the Mac until next year. This year, Apple is working on bringing over some of its own apps, including Stocks and Voice Memos.

Why it matters: Adding iOS apps would vastly increase the options available on the Mac, which has gotten less attention from software developers amid the explosion of smartphones. But Apple stressed that it's not merging macOS and iOS: "No," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering. "Of course not."