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.

  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:43:12 PM
    AirPods Pro will also have spatial audio, Apple says
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:43:21 PM
    (So basically supporting Atmos?)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:43:55 PM
    Spacial audio, it's really the same thing as a TV soundbar with simulated surround sound. It actually works pretty well.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:44:25 PM
    Oh, I like the idea of the gyroscope mapping the sound field, that's really awesome.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:44:54 PM
    Ah, yes, supports Dolby Atmos after all
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:45:12 PM
    45  mins in, no hardware yet.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:45:27 PM
    Ok, now the fitness center and we hear from Kevin Lynch, VP of Technology at Apple (and Apple Watch guru)
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:45:28 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:45:39 PM
    Oh, these are all kinds of nooks of the Apple Campus I've never seen in person.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:45:50 PM
    "The power of Apple Watches is not only its built in features, but how developers have personalized it for you," Lynch says
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:45:51 PM
    Lots of bikes and kettle bells.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:46:21 PM
    Ok, so I was a smartwatch naysayer -- sticking with my semi-fancy analog watch for many, many years.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:46:36 PM
    Now, Lynch says you can create multiple complications for a watch face
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:46:58 PM
    Then I got an Apple Watch for my birthday a couple of years ago -- not something I even considered ever buying for myself -- and now I'm hooked.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:47:17 PM
    With WatchOS 7, you can share watch faces (but not a watch face store persay)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:47:20 PM
    That said, really just for getting text messages and, yes, Slack messages.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:47:26 PM
    Still no LCARS watch face :(
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:47:57 PM
    So, this is not the fables "Watch Face Store," but just a way to share existing ones that you haven't downloaded yet.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:48:08 PM
    "It's a great way for the community of Apple Watch Where's to connect and help each other discover all the amazing things Apple Watch is capable of," Lynch says
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:48:19 PM
    I mean, really. A true Watch Face storefront is literally a license to print money.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:48:26 PM
    Now, he's going over many of the Maps changes from iOS 14 coming to Apple Watch
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:48:39 PM
    Like how song-based ringtones made a shocking amount of money for people in the early 2000s.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:49:15 PM
    Now Julz Arney - Senior Project Manager for Fitness Experiences -- Talking about dance options
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:49:28 PM
    Scott! I'm looking forward to your video demoing the dance tracking!
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:49:53 PM
    "Getting the most accurate credit for dance presented a unique challenge" -- and now we learn Julz can dance
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:50:23 PM
    Apple's also added new workout settings and a new activities settings
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:50:54 PM
    And the activity app is now being called "Fitness" -- and we get our first dad-laugh worthy joke of Kevin Lynch attempting to dance
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:51:10 PM
    Now to Vera Carr, manager of health software
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:51:17 PM
    Sleep tracking -- definitely a highly requested feature.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:51:25 PM
    She's talking about sleep tracking.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:51:33 PM
    But, will I have to decide between sleep tracking and watch charging?
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:51:47 PM
    Unless the sleep mode is some kind of super-low-power mode.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:51:50 PM
    Getting to bed on time is hard, she says (yes, true), so Apple will have a new feature called Wind Down
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:52:13 PM
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:52:16 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:52:18 PM
    ahead of bedtime, phone will start showing a "Wind Down screen" that turns on do not disturb and takes away a lot of views
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:52:19 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:52:34 PM
    Plug for the "Calm" app, which is buying a *lot* of TV ads lately.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:52:38 PM
    Watch and phone will dim
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:53:05 PM
    Trust me. A "taptic" alarm ain't waking me up.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:53:17 PM
    If you use sleep tracking with the watch, it'll tell you your battery life when you wake up, so you can charge in the morning
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:53:38 PM
    Dan, I also am a crazy hard sleeper -- used to be light sleeper and then I had kids
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:53:52 PM
    "You'll enjoy using your watch through the day and now at night." But when will I charge it?!?!?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:53:56 PM
    Ooh, and Apple Watch will have a hand-washing coach
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:54:06 PM
    Ok, Apple Watch, don't judge my handwashing.
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