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 6:18:27 PM
    Apple used Catalyst to create Mac Maps, of course
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:18:39 PM
    "We did the same thing for messages" (seeing a trend???)
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:18:46 PM
    Now, Safari
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:19:03 PM
    "Our users love Safari for its speedy performance power efficiency and state-of-the-art privacy protections," Federighi says
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:19:21 PM
    But will they be developing this cross-platform apps for ARM-based Macs? That's what we wanna know!!!!
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:19:25 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:19:47 PM
    Apple says page-load performance is 50% faster than Chrome on Safari now (but how about against Firefox?)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:19:52 PM
    We're at almost 90 minutes. Doesn't feel like a ton of time left to announce a giant seismic platform shift.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:20:34 PM
    This year, people can click on a privacy report for each website (I can't wait to click on it for Facebook and Google, considering how often Apple knocks them lately)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:20:51 PM
    Listen, take it from me. I've been testing laptop and desktop performance and battery life for 15 years. The native browser -- Safari on Mac, now Edge on Windows, will give you better performance and better battery life. Nuff said...
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:20:53 PM
    Apple's passwords feature will also monitor for stolen passwords (1Password, FireFox and LAstPass do this too)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:21:41 PM
    Picking and choosing extensions per website, and per day or limited time -- great ideas, but feels like a heck of a lot of extra work for Johnny Q. Public.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:21:49 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:21:56 PM
    Apple is also changing extensions, tabs, and home screen. It also can translate websites
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:22:35 PM
    Beth Dakin from Safari team talking now. She's showing off all the features, including by putting a photo of her son as her home screen for Safari
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:23:20 PM
    I often say things like "It's been a great accelerator for me when building a grocery list."
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:23:34 PM
    Dan, I said that just this morning!
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:23:53 PM
    I'm kinda digging these sesame soba noodles. Might have to make those.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:24:43 PM
    Tabs now have a hover image for each webpage
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:24:45 PM
    People. Stop with all the tabs. When I see someone with 20-plus tabs open in the same browser window at the same time, it's not that the browser has some usability issues, it's that you have too man tabs open!
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:25:05 PM
    If I have more than, say, five tabs open at a time, I just freak out and close everything.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:25:23 PM
    Don't infringe on my tab-rights, Dan. I'm going to have as many tabs open as I want!
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:25:36 PM
    Why? Because multitasking is a myth, you gotta focus on one thing at a time for be truly efficient.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:25:52 PM
    Now, for something "truly profound" Federighi promises
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:25:55 PM
    Uh oh, is this it?
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:26:00 PM
    ARM day!!!!!
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:26:07 PM
    But they won't say ARM....
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:26:13 PM
    Now back to Tim Cook -- Today's "a truly historic day" he says
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:26:20 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:26:30 PM
    But man, to get out ahead of this, so many issues to be wary of.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:26:41 PM
    Software interoperability.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:26:47 PM
    Today's the day that the Mac is transitioning to Apple Silicon (confirmed)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:26:58 PM
    "Apple Silicon" -- no "ARM."
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:27:32 PM
    Does he pronounce Silicon oddly? Accent on the first syllable? Have I been saying it wrong all this time?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:27:33 PM
    "At Apple, integrating hardware and software is fundamental to everything we do," Cook says. "That's what makes our products so great, and silicon is at the heart of our hardware."
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:28:05 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:28:08 PM
    Now, Apple going to an "undisclosed location" because of course. Johny Srouji -- SVP Hardware Technologies
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:28:31 PM
    "It all started with the iPhone" Srouji said. Says there was a relentless focus on performance per watt
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:28:43 PM
    Here's the problem. Adobe, et. gets plenty of advance notice and can build ARM-based (or whatever) versions of Photoshop. But what about all the little guys? Or software that's not officially supported/updated any longer, but that you still use?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:28:56 PM
    He notes that the iPhone has been ahead of every other phone in the industry
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:29:44 PM
    "This is why the iPad Pro is faster than the vast majority of PC laptops" he says.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:30:03 PM
    Another issue -- look at every single time Windows PC makers have tried to stick an ARM chip into Windows laptops. They all pretty much suck. Performance, battery life and compatiblity.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:30:35 PM
    "We do this at enormous scale" -- and he notes that Apple's designed and built 2 billion System-on-Chips in the past 10 years
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