Latest announcements from Apple’s WWDC 2020 keynote event

Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 20:26 [IST]

Apple’s WWDC 2020 event began yesterday, for the time Apple’s developer conference will be an online affair. It will be live-streamed across the world, with no one in attendance physically.

Apple CEO Tim Cook kick-started the event with giving new updates on what the Apple environment will look like in 2020. There were several surprises during the event, as well as some already known facts from the company. So let’s take a look at what the company has to offer.

Apple showed off its new iOS 14 for the first time; this new update is coming to all iOS devices running on iOS 13. It will be made available later this year; it will probably be rolled out after the release of the iPhone 12. Apple has announced that you could add widgets on the home screen of your device; Widgets could be attached to the home screen using the widget gallery. Apple now also has a dedicated app library for accessing the apps more quickly.

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They have also introduced a much-awaited picture in picture features, which will allow you to view other apps while streaming media. Apple has updated the emojis for more variety of reactions and age features to make it more realistic; there have been updates in the messaging apps with a new group interface and mentions.

Apple Maps has been modified for cycle owners and electric vehicle drivers giving them more information about stands or charging points. The BMW has partnered with Apple to turn your Apple devices into car keys for Devices running on iOS13 and iOS14. It is the first step into what the future could look like in a connected environment.

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Apple has also brought the sleep tracking feature to Apple Watch in the WatchOS 7. Now people can also share their watch faces with friends. Apple TV received significant software changes; the Apple TV can be used as a Home kit to control smart devices. Apple has made similar upgrades to the iPadOS 14 with a refined search bar that is more like the spotlight from MacOS.

Talking about MacOS, they released the next MacOS called MacOS Big Sur. The iPadOS14 has a new sidebar, making it much easier to navigate through the screen. They also announced the shift from Intel chips to their ARM-based chipsets of the Mac lineup, and WWDC 2020 will provide a platform for developers to understand and create apps for the new chipset.

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