Apple WWDC 2020 live blog | CNET

Apple WWDC 2020 live blog

The Worldwide Developers Conference is where Apple outlines the new software features for the iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod and the rest of its hardware. Expect news on iOS 14 and much more.

  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:31:08 PM
    Do they get downloaded per use? Do I have to face-unlock each time? Hard to do with a mask.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:31:10 PM
    That's everything big in iOS 14.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:31:28 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:31:32 PM
    Alright, now iPad OS
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:31:52 PM
    And  Federighi is running around the Steve Jobs Theater.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:32:00 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:32:19 PM
    He's going over the changes to iPadOS so far: Pen, keyboard/mouse/trackpad, etc
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:32:28 PM
    iPad OS 14 announced
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:32:59 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:33:02 PM
    Interesting -- apps are splitting into apps and clips, just as iOS has split into iOS and iPadOS.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:33:16 PM
    "In the beginning, we focused on giving the ecosystem of iPhone apps a larger canvas to deliver new and unique experiences," he said. This quickly sparked an entirely new set of apps, designed for iPad first with immersive experiences that transform this magical sheet of glass into whatever you needed it to be."
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:33:18 PM
    Do clips work on iPadOS?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:34:04 PM
    Josh Shaffer now, who works on Swift (Apple's programming language)
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:34:46 PM
    He's going over how the photos app has changed -- it feels much more Mac-like. You can drag and drop stuff into the sidebar -- so you can move files into folders, you can move notes into folders, you can move photos into folders
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:35:17 PM
    Apple's also moving a lot of toolbars and buttons to the top or left side.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:35:37 PM
    Unified control schemes are really key. There's a calculation you have to make between new features and options, and having to relearn how to use software.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:36:13 PM
    Siri will also show up in the bottom right corner of the iPad now. And same with Calls -- they only show up as a littel notification that doesn't stop what you were working on
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:36:30 PM
    iPad has really moved, for the first time I think, into a true computer alternative. it's not just the apps and usability, it's the newer keyboard accessories, touchpad support, etc.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:36:37 PM
    The call controls are coming to iPhone too, Federighi says
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:36:55 PM
    That's where Scott Stein and my mother agree -- both are iPad-as-main-PC people.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:36:56 PM
    Search also now is a pop-up on the iPad -- not its own screen
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:37:12 PM
    It's very similar to Spotlight on the Mac, it seems
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:37:23 PM
    You can search inside apps, you can search for apps, you can look up information
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:37:39 PM
    "as soon as you start typing, you get relevant suggestions to complete your search"
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:37:59 PM
    The idea of universal search is a great one -- reminds me of Windows 10 universal search, except the Apple version might actually work...
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:38:02 PM
    Notes that iOS 14 enhancements coming to iPad too
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:38:20 PM
    Now on Apple Pencil --  Federighi is talking about taking notes
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:38:24 PM
    Can you change the default browser for online searches, or is it locked to Safari?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:38:31 PM
    "mixing handwriting and drawings can be the best way to capture your thoughts."
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:39:11 PM
    Here's my Apple Pencil challenge -- can someone make a high-end stylus -- Microsoft, Apple, etc. that costs less than $100?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:39:21 PM
    You can hand-write into any text field and it'll turn into text
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:39:29 PM
    Jenny Chen from Apple's engineering team doing a demo
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:40:06 PM
    The pencil app can also do shapes and make them more smooth than us awful artists (I certainly am)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:40:29 PM
    Having used many PC-based stylus/touchscreen/CAD/drawing programs over the years, none of this sounds especially new, but yes, new to Apple Pencil.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:40:39 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:40:58 PM
    You can also select hand-written text the iPad recognizes -- We'll see if it catches my chicken scratch!
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:41:08 PM
    Also marking me as incredibly basic -- besides the car thing -- I use a *lot* of "edison" bulbs around the house...
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:41:33 PM
    Apple's Data Detectors are there too -- using machine learning on the device to identify phone numbers and emails that you write
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:41:51 PM
    Now with kids doing school from home, the teachers don't even want them to hand-write things -- they want everything types and submitted as a Google Doc.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:42:09 PM
    Ooh, confirmed you can set default email and web browser.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:42:20 PM
    That'll be a big winner with a lot of people
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:42:43 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:42:46 PM
    Uh oh, my mother just got her first set of AirPods... will she have FOMO?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:42:54 PM
    AirPods now seamlessly move between devices. "AirPods will magically switch over," Apple says.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:42:58 PM
    Or is this just new features, same hardware?
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