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 6:42:25 PM
    Ah, now running iPhone and iPad apps natively, now that's interesting.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:42:45 PM
    Forget Monument Valley, it's all about Grindstone on Apple Arcade.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:42:54 PM
    Mac will also run iPhone and iPad apps with no extra work now, Apple said
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:43:12 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:43:22 PM
    "With everything we're doing, the range of apps users will be able to run on these new Macs is truly unprecedented," Federighi said.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:43:23 PM
    Long-term, running iOS/iPadOS apps easily on the Mac is probably a bigger deal, and a bigger win, than making sure old computer apps run easily.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:43:35 PM
    Also, many apps can be recompiled in a few days, Apple says (we'll see)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:44:15 PM
    And again, Ian, if your team is still around, your company is still updating, etc.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:44:17 PM
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:44:19 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:44:39 PM
    Apple's launching a quick-start program too -- Developers will have access to documentation + sample code, private forums, and a Developer Transition Kit (a mac mini with an a12z, 16GB memory, 512GB SSD)
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:44:43 PM
    Oh, Transition Kit -- I want one of those...
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:44:56 PM
    Units shipping to app devs this week -- fast!
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:45:02 PM
    Will start shipping units this week, we'll see if Apple releases a new mac with Apple Silicon this fall
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:45:20 PM
    "It truly is a historic day for the Mac," Cook says
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:45:34 PM
    When does the transition really happen? 2021? Holiday season 2020? Who would buy a new Intel Mac right now?
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:45:36 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:45:36 PM
    "Every time we've done this the Mac has come out stronger and more capable," Cook said
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:45:51 PM
    Look at that -- timeline talk.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:46:05 PM
    First Mac coming at end of this year, transition will take 2 years. And will continue supporting Intel-based Macs for "years to come."
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:46:08 PM
    Ok, two-year transition. Both sold side by side.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:46:44 PM
    Public beta starts next month, and all the software coming in the fall
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:46:49 PM
    The real test will be, if you're using a Mac, will you be able to easily tell which platform you're running on? If not, I'd call that a smooth transition.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:46:51 PM
    Developer betas today
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:47:13 PM
    "We can't wait to start working with all of you, and watch you do the best work of your lives," Cook says
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:47:24 PM
    That's it.
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:47:32 PM
    So Dan, what did you think?
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:47:32 PM
    One hour 47 minutes so far. Since this is all clearly pre-taped, I'm surprised they couldn't trim down to an even 1:45.
  • Sarah Tew 6/22/2020 6:47:49 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:47:57 PM
    I have to say -- the presentation without the hoots and hollers actually did well.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:48:30 PM
    So, there you go. New Mac platform. Initial products ship by end of year, Mac Mini, I'm guessing. Two-year transition.
  • dan.ackerman 6/22/2020 6:49:02 PM
    Ok, thanks for watching -- and thanks Ian. Catch me on CNET anytime or on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/danackerman 
  • Ian Sherr 6/22/2020 6:49:50 PM
    Yes, thank you all for watching, and Dan for the fun covering this together. You can read more on CNET.com. and you can find me on twitter.com/iansherr Cheers!
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