Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is approximately two months away, but some rumors hinting at what the tech giant may unveil at the event are already popping up. One fodder for speculation is the next version of macOS, which is supposed to be introducing standalone apps for Apple Music and Podcasts. That will likely lead to the splitting of some of the functionality of iTunes.
Now, a new report suggests that Apple may also be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time, among other iOS apps, to macOS 10.15. As the users of iOS 12 devices may be familiar with, Siri Shortcuts is a feature that lets users make voice commands for actions within a particular app. The supposed coming of Siri Shortcuts to macOS may also mean the potential availability of the Shortcuts app on that system.
It's important to note that Shortcuts may only come in the form of a Marzipan version on the Mac App Store. Apple uses the Marzipan technology to bring iPad apps to macOS in a seamless manner. That might also mean only Marzipan apps will be compatible with the Shortcuts app on macOS 10.15.
In addition, the iOS 12-native Screen Time is believed to be coming to the next-generation macOS. This feature is designed to help users manage and limit the amount of time they spend on apps, and its functionality on iOS is expected to remain unchanged with macOS 10.15.
Other rumored features coming to the next macOS are a new Apple ID management panel for the System Preferences and the iMessage effects like confetti, lasers, and fireworks, among others. A few days ago, it was also speculated that macOS 10.15 may be enabling the iPad to become an external display for Mac devices.