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 5:54:11 PM
    If you pause too early, it'll remind you, because we all suck at this and Apple knows it
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:54:35 PM
    I've already been living with my mother for the past three months. I get enough hand-washing reminders.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:54:46 PM
    Now back to Federighi
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:55:02 PM
    BTW, just sharing, my one request -- a "I'm Sick" option -- still not there :(
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:55:13 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:55:13 PM
    (We're all at social distancing up in the country, multi-generations style).
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:55:15 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:55:15 PM
    just so the watch doesn't keep telling you to move when you're stuck in bed
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:55:16 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:55:43 PM
    Ok, on to privacy -- "Privacy matters now, more than ever,"  Federighi says. "And because our devices contain our most sensitive information, all of our product work is grounded in a set of privacy principles."
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:55:49 PM
    Apple will respect your privacy, but judge your hand-washing.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:56:08 PM
    Among them: data minimization (not collecting too much), device intelligence (not having to send data to the cloud) and transparency/control
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:56:33 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:56:37 PM
    Federighi says for example, people have created 200 million accounts using Sign in with Apple
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:56:50 PM
    And users are 2x more likely to use Kayak when they use it, which is interesting
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:57:10 PM
    and you can convert a "Sign in with Apple" account into a normal one, Apple says
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:57:18 PM
    Katie Skinner -- Privacy software manager
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:57:34 PM
    Now, you can share approximate location with apps instead of pinpoint
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:57:37 PM
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:57:40 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:57:44 PM
    This is great. Apple sign-in is pretty useful and feels more privacy-friendly than all the individual accounts you'd usually need.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:58:17 PM
    Tracking control as well -- "we believe tracking should be transparent" -- including telling apps they have to warn you when they track you across websites (Hello, Facebook and Google)
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:58:45 PM
    Apple's also asking developers to self-report data they collect on you. It'll be on product pages in the app store
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:58:53 PM
    We're asking developers to "self-report" how they use your data. Hmmm....
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 5:59:40 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 5:59:53 PM
    Now, talking about Home features
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 5:59:55 PM
    Smart home -- this is where we could really move the ball down the field a bit.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:00:15 PM
    "When things are easy, private and work together seamlessly, your home is more enjoyable,"  Federighi says
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:00:46 PM
    I was an early adopter of smart bulbs, etc. Lots of great stuff there, but competing ecosystems make it hard to get everything to work together seemlessly.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:01:01 PM
    Ah, starting with interoperability talk, which is really the key.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:01:36 PM
    One hour in. All software so far.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:02:16 PM
    Home app will now have adaptive lighting for smart lightbulbs
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:03:01 PM
    Boy, facial recognition to front-door cameras.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:03:15 PM
    Is that where the national mood is right now?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:03:29 PM
    And face recognition will now work with cameras -- using faces tagged in the photos app
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:04:49 PM
    Honestly, Apple Arcade but a regular game controller is pretty sweet. Lots of good stuff there.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:05:20 PM
    But with new living room consoles coming this fall, gamer attention is likely to be shifted elsewhere.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:05:41 PM
    What is this, Foundation?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:05:50 PM
    Apple's going over how Apple TV app is coming to Vizio and Sony TVs soon. Already have it on my Roku TV. And a new show: Foundation
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:05:58 PM
    Ah, nice. I'd watch that.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:06:24 PM
    Foundation! Dude, what other big old sci-fi book series can we adapt?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:06:29 PM
    Based on novels from Isaac Asimov
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:06:34 PM
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:06:39 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:07:25 PM
    Foundation is coming in 2021
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