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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 6:30:46 PM
    But, if Apple is going for high-power over everything, not the Windows version, which is basically an attempt to cut costs, then you might be onto something.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:31:19 PM
    Apple says it wants to build Mac computers with high performance while consuming less power
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:31:39 PM
    Yes, you can emulate support for any old software, but that'll kill performance, too.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:31:41 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:31:47 PM
    "Our a scalable architecture includes many custom technologies that when integrated with our software will bring even more innovation to the Mac," Srouji said
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:32:08 PM
    Then again, my earlier argument that most of what we do on a computer is web/cloud-based, maybe it doesn't actually matter all that much.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:32:17 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:32:21 PM
    Higher level of graphics performance, and "really great for games" he says. Games have been a hard sell on Macs since OS X
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:32:29 PM
    But man, if you thought Mac gaming was thin now, moving away from Intel, forgetaboutit.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:32:44 PM
    Except for iPad/iPhone games, of course.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:32:55 PM
    Srouji notes that the architecture will be the same across all devices it makes, which will make making apps easier
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:33:03 PM
    Guess I'm never getting Fallout 76 on Mac...
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:33:19 PM
    Big Sur has technologies to help make this easier, Federighi says
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:33:37 PM
    Does this free the computer to do more, or does it drag the Mac behind the Apple walled garden?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:33:46 PM
    Native Apps will all work with Apple Silicon, Federighi said. "They'll be ready for customers on day 1."
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:34:15 PM
    The term "Universal" returns -- to describe apps that work on Intel and Apple Silicon
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:34:25 PM
    It's called "Universal 2" -- not Universal 2.0
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:34:47 PM
    My big question is, is this every Mac? From the Mac Mini to the iMac to MacBooks -- will with Intel and ARM systems be sold side-by-side, at least for a time?
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:34:54 PM
    Microsoft is working on Office for Mac, and Adobe Creative Cloud (this took years when switching from PPC to Intel)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:35:08 PM
    See told ya -- Adobe gets early access, as expected.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:35:40 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:35:42 PM
    Three words to strike fear into any heart. "Office on Mac."
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:35:43 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:35:52 PM
    Hearing Federighi excitedly say "Excel" is my new favorite thing
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:36:20 PM
    Federighi is showing off Microsoft and Adobe apps running on the Mac
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:36:25 PM
    Including Lightroom.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:37:59 PM
    We joke about it, but hey -- getting Photoshop and Final Cut right is really 75% of the battle right there.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:38:08 PM
    Federighi shows off Final Cut Pro on Apple Silicon, with live color correction, lens flares, and three streams of 4K live
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:38:20 PM
    He notes this is the same chip in the iPad Pro
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:38:31 PM
    When Craig, when!?!?!?
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:38:51 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:39:12 PM
    Federighi promises transition will be easy on users too. Mentions Rosetta from PPC->Intel (also thoughtfully called "Rosetta 2")
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:39:21 PM
    It's faster, more powerful and more compatible, he says
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:39:38 PM
    it translates apps when they're installed, he said. And it can translate code on the fly for Javascript and Java
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:39:53 PM
    "Rosetta 2 is transparent to users, and the performance is amazing."
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:39:56 PM
    Rosetta 2, translator/emulator for "old" apps -- basically anything not rewritten to be native for MacARM.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:40:08 PM
    I've decided I'm calling it MacARM, for now.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:40:10 PM
    He says there's also virtualization for Docker and for Linux (but no Windows?)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:40:43 PM
    Says performance of Intel-based apps will be "amazing" but no concrete claims.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:40:47 PM
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  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:40:53 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:41:17 PM
    If you had Old Game Running on MacOS on your WWDC bingo know what to do.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:41:42 PM
    Bragging your game is running at 1080p. ;)
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