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 6:07:29 PM
    They're making it feel very Game-of-Thrones-like.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:07:54 PM
    Now talking about MacOS
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:08:12 PM
    Uh oh, "Big Changes" warning.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:08:26 PM
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:08:30 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:09:03 PM
    Federighi says the new MacOS name is Big Sur
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:09:14 PM
    He promises it brings you "unmatched levels of power and beauty"
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:09:17 PM
    Is this a mountain thing again? Maybe it's because I'm an East Coast guy -- I never get these.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:09:28 PM
    and promises the biggest design changes since OS X
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:09:36 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:09:38 PM
    Alan Dye -- VP of human interface no on video
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:10:09 PM
    Best new thing in MacOS in years has been fingerprint reader.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:10:41 PM
    Gestures have always ruled, no Windows device comes close, and they've had, what, 15 years to try and catch up?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:11:02 PM
    The new look seems a lot more iOS-like, though it's still a Mac, I'm sure
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:11:31 PM
    But, with more computer tasks being web/cloud-based, the features of a specific OS matter less. Gmail is gmail. Netflix is Netflix.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:11:38 PM
    "We love the Mac, it's the tool we use to make all the products that we put out into the world," Dye says
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:12:08 PM
    New App icons are much more cartoony, it seems.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:12:20 PM
    What's he using? Big expensive Apple Pro monitor. Anyone see what it's plugged into? Mac Mini? Mac Pro under the podium?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:12:42 PM
    @Dan, or the rumored new iMac?
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:12:46 PM
    Confession -- I never use on-board mail apps on computers -- just browser-based mail.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:13:18 PM
    Apple says it's refreshed the look of all the apps in the system
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:13:18 PM
    I do use Notes a lot.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:13:45 PM
    The menubar is now translucent  -- and the menu bar items are more iOS-like
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:14:15 PM
    There's even control center in the Mac (stop me when you feel like quoting Tim Cook saying how the Mac and iPad will never merge)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:14:31 PM
    Great to have on-screen display options like that. One of the only things I use the Touch Bar for is tweaking screen brightness.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:14:45 PM
    Notifications are grouped together now too, which is very iOS like
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:14:57 PM
    You know what's really good for going through notifications easily? A touchscreen.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:15:01 PM
    (For the next 5 min, let's play a game and end everything I say with "very iOS-like")
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:15:14 PM
    Notes. World Clock. Reminders List
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:15:33 PM
    Update for Messages on the Mac
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:15:34 PM
    Very iOS-like, Ian. ;)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:15:49 PM
    Man, I do love Messages on MacOS.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:15:56 PM
    Federighi says this year better search ("very iOS-like") and Memoji
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:16:04 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:16:07 PM
    No Windows-plus-smartphone integration comes close.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:16:10 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:16:10 PM
    Messages effects coming too, and pinned conversations
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:16:24 PM
    Basically, iOS apps now more iOS-Like on Mac
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:16:35 PM
    Wait, we're back to Maps!
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:17:00 PM
    Squints eyes. Looks mostly the same to me.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:17:03 PM
    But with the Mac versions, many more features -- just like how iPhone has a set of features, iPad has more visual features and now Mac has even more
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:17:22 PM
    I do like the 360-degree pics on Apple Maps.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:17:28 PM
    "The Mac gets all the other new features we just announced on iOS 14"
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:17:51 PM
    This must be the "Developers" part of WWDC. ;)
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:18:13 PM
    Now talking about Catalyst -- the technology that brings iPad apps to Mac. Among them, making it easier to create keyboard controls, photos editing extensions, universal purchase, etc
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