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Our keynote cheat sheet for WWDC 2020 – Mac transitions to apples constructed from our personal silicon

In a covid world, WWDC 2020 is 100% via video connection.

It will also be remembered for another reason. Long rumored and now confirmed, the Mac switches to Apple's own silicon …


  • Mac switches to Apple's own silicon
  • "Big leap forward for the Mac"
  • "Completely new level of performance"
  • Scalable and energy saving
  • Common architecture for all platforms
  • Microsoft and Adobe apps are running
  • Emulation – "Rosetta 2 automatically translates existing apps"
  • New virtualization technology
  • iOS apps run natively on macOS
  • First Mac with Apple CPU / GPU by the end of this year
  • The transition will take about 2 years

Mac OS

  • macOS Big Sur
  • "Completely new design"
  • Control Center added to Mac
  • Revised notification center
  • Widgets return to the Mac
  • News updates similar to iOS
  • Web Extensions API added to Safari
  • Safari tabs and translations

macOS Big Sur


iOS 14

  • iOS 14
  • Springboard is finally getting widgets
  • Different sizes and "more data"
  • Smart Stack – various widgets automatically
  • Picture in picture video – watch videos in any app
  • App Library sorts apps into library folders
  • Tap here to hide pages from apps
  • New compact Siri design
  • New app for translating on the device works offline
  • News – Pin conversations and group improvements
  • Cards – new cards are coming to the UK and Ireland this year
  • EV routing factor in chargers, weather and altitude
  • New NFC Digital Car Keys are coming (BMW first)
  • App clips – small popup <10 MB, fast apps for registrations and services


  • iPadOS 14
  • New sidebar for many apps
  • Universal search
  • Apple Pencil – With "Scribble" you can write in any text field


  • Automatically switch between devices as you move
  • AirPods Pro gets Spacial Audio for surround sound


  • watchOS 7
  • New and updated faces
  • New interface for customizing faces and complications
  • Face sharing – from apps and between clocks
  • New training option
  • Sleep tracking
  • Automatic hand wash detection with countdown


  • tvOS 14
  • Multi-user support for games
  • Picture in picture
  • 4k airplay


  • Data minimization
  • On Device Intelligence
  • Security protection
  • Transparency & control
  • Existing app signups can now be converted to "Sign in with Apple"
  • More permissions requested
  • More clarity about what data apps collect from you

WWDC HomeKit


  • Open Source HomeKit
  • Automations are suggested when adding new hardware
  • The adaptive lighting adjusts the color temperature all day long
  • Face detection from cameras based on your photos

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