About the Author

Guilherme Rambo

Guilherme Rambo is a Mac and iOS developer based in Brazil. Known for discovering Apple’s secrets and analyzing leaks, he writes about his discoveries on 9to5mac.

If you have any tips or suggestions, contact him at guilherme@9to5mac.com

July 17

How to decide when to cut a feature from a project, what could the refreshed MacBook lineup tell us about the future of Apple’s laptops, and how is the current state of Apple’s betas affecting third party developers? Also, why on Earth did Rambo buy a 2008 MacBook?!

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July 10

Special guest Federico Viticci joins John and Rambo to discuss the current state of the iPad, how it has evolved over the years and his impressions on iPadOS. We also discuss automation and how it relates to focus and productivity.

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July 3

John builds a hot reloading tool for writing HTML in Swift, Rambo accidentally discovers details on how SwiftUI’s previews work, and Jony Ive goes indie. Also, tips on professional communication, different approaches when it comes to adding analytics to an app, and much more.

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July 2

Earlier today, Apple released the third developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina. While new betas are usually focused mostly on performance improvements and bug fixes, it’s not uncommon for new features to be discovered.

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June 26

Continuing to analyze the announcements made during this year’s WWDC, on this episode, John and Rambo turn their attention to the Swift Package Manager — and how the fact that it’s now integrated into Xcode is a big deal for many Swift developers. Also, how did Apple manage to hide SwiftUI for all those years, and do we think that other parts of Apple’s SDKs may be getting the “Swift UI treatment”?

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June 19

John and Rambo dive deeper into backend-driven UIs using SwiftUI, as well as transparent backgrounds for third party apps, and the potential of using NFC for automation purposes. That, and more reflections on this year’s WWDC announcements, and whether the Mac Pro is actually designed for developers.

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June 12

It’s time to dive much deeper into SwiftUI! John and Rambo talk about everything from how and when to adopt SwiftUI, to how it relates to app architecture, and how the Swift language itself has evolved to support its declarative new syntax. But of course there’s also a brand new Rambo Report, and the WWDC poker results are finally revealed.

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June 5

WWDC 2019 is here, and it’s a big one! John and Gui break down the top announcements, features and new developer tools in this grand WWDC special episode of the show. So fasten your seatbelts, it’s keynote analysis time!

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June 4

As 9to5Mac has previously reported, Apple is developing a Tile-like device that can be used to track a user’s personal items using the new “Find My” app introduced at WWDC yesterday. The product is known only as “B389” by the people involved in its development.

Now, the first beta of iOS 13 includes an asset package for a device with the product type “Tag1,1”. This type of asset package is used for pairing devices by proximity, the same way as AirPods and HomePod can be paired to a user’s device. The reference was first spotted by Steve Moser and confirmed by 9to5Mac.

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June 3

Apple has just released the first developers betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 and tvOS 13. The updates are available through the developer portal, for members of the Apple Developer Program. Currently, the iOS 13 beta must be installed using an IPSW through iTunes, we’ll update the post if a profile is made available.

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As previously reported by 9to5Mac, Apple today announced a new framework for app developers called RealityKit. The new framework should make it easier for developers to integrate 3D content into their apps, including content in AR.

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Apple has today unveiled tvOS 13, the newest Apple TV operating system, on stage at its WWDC 2019 keynote. Earlier on today’s keynote, Apple previewed one of its original shows, “For All Mandkind”, that’s coming to Apple TV in the Fall.

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May 29

WWDC 2019 is just a few days away, which means that it’s poker time! But before getting to the predictions, gambling and the bets, John and Rambo talk about the launch of WWDC by Sundell, Rambo’s latest scoops on iOS 13, and Apple’s surprise-release of a new iPod touch.

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Not a mockup, some information redacted to protect our sources.

The next major version of macOS is expected to be announced next week during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Yesterday, we shared exclusive screenshots of iOS 13, showcasing Dark Mode, a new Reminders app and a brand new screenshot annotation UI. Today, we have screenshots that give us a glimpse as to what the new Music and TV apps are going to look like on macOS, shared exclusively with 9to5Mac by people involved in their development.

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May 28

Not a mockup, some information redacted to protect our sources

We’re less than a week away from WWDC, when Apple is expected to unveil the new versions of all its operating systems, including iOS 13. We’ve talked about what to expect in detail, with information from sources familiar with the development of Apple’s operating systems. Today, we have screenshots from iOS 13, shared exclusively with 9to5Mac, that show some of its new features.

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May 24

Mockup by Aleksandr Karpov

Apple’s WWDC is almost here, with its Keynote happening on Monday, June 3rd. While the event is expected to focus on new software features, some hardware can be expected. The company is said to be announcing a new generation of the Mac Pro, as well as a new professional display.

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May 22

Rambo discovers evidence of CloudKit-based serverless functions and buys yet another iPhone XR, John takes another step towards making the iPad Pro his main computer, and Apple releases a new MacBook Pro.

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May 20

Website builder Sparkle gets major update with Instagram and Sketch integration, more

Sparkle has been on the market since 2014 as a tool for people who want to create simple but appealing websites. Today, the app is getting a major update with version 2.8.

UrbanWatch lets you browse Urban Dictionary on your wrist

We’ve covered many Watch-specific apps before, including the popular Twitter client Chirp and the Reddit client NanoReddit. With rumors of a standalone App Store coming to the Watch with watchOS 6, it’s possible that these types of apps will become even more prevalent. One such app that’s just received a significant update is UrbanWatch, which is a full-featured Urban Dictionary client for the Apple Watch and is releasing version 2.0 today.

May 15

How does John name his open source projects, and why and how does Rambo shower with AirPods? Just two of many questions asked and answered on this episode — along with the weekly speculation about upcoming Apple products, this time around Gurman’s latest reports about this fall’s iPhones — and a review of AirPods 2.

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