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Jun 22nd 2020

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WWDC 2020 Keynote

WWDC 2020 Keynote - Apple Silicon, iOS 14, macOS Big Sur

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Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, Kevin Lynch, and others deliver the World Wide Developers Conference 2020 keynote.


  • iOS 14 will include App Library, Widgets, Picture-in-picture video, and improvements to Siri, Messages, and Apple Maps.
  • Starting with new BMWs, you can use your iPhone as a car key.
  • Emily Schubert talks about how you will be able to use your iPhone as a car key. App Clips will let you use parts of apps without downloading the whole app.
  • iPadOS 14 adds Sidebar and new Apple Pencil features.
  • watchOS 7 gets customizable complications and professionally designed watch faces. Other new features include sleep tracking, a handwashing timer that automatically senses when you are using soap, and new dance workouts.
  • HomeKit will be further integrated with Google Home and Amazon Alexa.
  • Foundation comes to Apple TV+ in 2021.
  • macOS Big Sur has all-new design that looks very similar to iPadOS 14.

And the big finish: In their secret underground lab, Tim Cook, Johny Srouji, and Andreas Wendker show off the new Apple Silicon chips for Mac.

  • Apple apps like Final Cut Pro and Xcode are already ready for the transition.
  • Universal 2 will let apps run on Intel and Apple Silicon.
  • Microsoft Office and Adobe apps like Lightroom and Photoshop already work on Apple Silicon.
  • Rosetta 2 will automatically translate Intel-based apps to work on Apple Silicon.
  • Virtualization will let you use Linux on Macs.
  • iOS apps will work natively on Mac.
  • The Quick Start program will help developers with the transition, and the Developer Transition Kit, a Mac Mini with an A12z Bionic chip, is available now.
  • Apple Silicon Macs will be available by the end of the year, and the whole transition will take two years.
  • Developer betas of all OS's are available now; public betas will be available in July.

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