WWDC 2020 has already started and Apple announced new versions of its operating systems and a big change for Mac. From iOS 14 with a new home screen to the redesigned macOS Big Sur and the transition from Intel processors to ARM chips on Mac, we want to know what was your favorite ad?
Even with the fact that 9to5Mac offered a first look at the features of iOS 14 based on a leaked version, Apple surprised us yesterday with the redesigned new home screen and more. For the first time, users can now customize their home screen with different widgets instead of a fixed app icon grid.
In-depth changes have been made to improve the iPhone user experience, including a new less intrusive incoming call screen, Picture in Picture and automatic AirPod switching. Users can now use iPhone as a car key, translate texts and conversations in real time, and organize groups in iMessage.
iPadOS 14 has all the new iOS 14 features, plus revamped apps that take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen and new Apple Pencil tools that can identify and convert handwritten text to typed text. watchOS 7 makes Apple Watch even more focused on health with new training options, sleep tracking and a handwashing guide, while tvOS 14 enhances the Apple TV gaming experience.
This year, however, Mac can be considered the star of the show with macOS Big Sur, which brings a redesigned interface and reinforces the way iOS and macOS work together through Catalyst technology. More than that, Apple finally confirmed the transition from Intel processors to its own ARM chips (which the company calls “Apple Silicon”) in the Mac line.
Personally, I think the transition to ARM chips on Mac was the most exciting announcement, as we will now have more powerful and energy efficient Mac models. It’s also surprising to see that these new Macs, to be announced later this year, will be able to run iOS and iPadOS apps without developers having to recompile them.
What was your favorite announcement at WWDC 2020? Let us know in the poll below and in the comments section below.
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