The article is for readers who want to summarize all of Apple's major announcements at the WWDC 2020 Developer Conference held
The WWDC 2020 conference was originally special before it officially took place. This is the first time that Apple's developer conference has been hosted online on the Internet and no one has attended the venue, due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite this, Apple still fully publishes (and indeed is) a lot of new changes, including things you may have known before and surprises. In this article, we'll review Apple's biggest announcements at yesterday's event.

1.) Apple launches iOS 14, the next major update for Apple's mobile operating system:

Apple introduced iOS 14, the next major software version for the iPhone, officially released this fall. The most noticeable changes are widgets - you can place them anywhere on the home screen, next to the traditional application icons. It feels like Apple Watch apps are invading the iPhone screen - this is a really big change for the look of iOS.

However, Apple allows these widgets to be displayed in different sizes and shapes, and the idea behind it is that users can have a more personalized and informative home screen. If you want to add other widgets, you can access Widget Gallery.

Apple also introduced the App Library, a new feature that automatically sorts apps into groups by category. This makes it easy for users to quickly access applications not on the first or second page of the home screen, or buried deep into hard-to-find folders.

Picture-in-picture feature also appears on iOS 14. If you're watching a video and have to switch to something else, the video window still displays "floating." On the main screen, and you can move or resize it.

This is not a breakthrough feature, but Apple has the creativity when it allows users to shrink videos into a small button located on the side of the screen. As a result, you do not need to completely exit the video if you want to use the entire screen area in a short amount of time in the middle.

2.) More diverse memojes on iOS 14:

Memoji will be significantly upgraded in the next software version of iOS, including: more age options of the face, adding "accessories" for memoji faces, such as ... masks, and new expressions, such as blush. This may seem like a small update, but it's a good fit if you're a regular user of memoji to "communicate" your feelings with others in apps.
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3.) Apple Maps will have a new display interface specifically for cyclists and trams:

Apple Maps is also a major update in iOS 14, including a navigation menu specifically for cyclists, and many new features. Maps can alert bicyclists on which parts of the ramp to climb, or which segments have stairs (which they must pick up to pass).

Apple says this feature will work first in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco (USA), Shanghai and Beijing (China). Other cities will be updated gradually in the months after iOS 14 is released.

In addition, Maps will also have an interface that shows electric drivers where a charging station is available on their journey.

4.) Apple launches digital car keys, available on iOS 13 and 14:

Apple has introduced a new way to unlock and start cars for users (currently only supports BMW's Series 5 cars). You can register a car key in the Apple Wallet app, and when you get close to a supported car, you can use NFC to unlock it, and start the car after you've put your phone on. a baseplate. These keys are stored on the phone, and can also be removed from the cloud if you need to.

The other interesting thing about this feature is that you can create and customize different vehicle usage profiles for other iPhone users, controlling the rights they can do with your vehicle. For example, children will only be allowed to use certain features in the car and of course not drive; and you can give your spouse or another trusted person the right to use the vehicle.

5.) New App Clips feature on iOS 14:

Apple introduced App Clips, a feature equivalent to Android's Instant Apps. The main idea behind this feature is that you don't need to download an entire app if you need to use part of it, and you can still make in-app purchases through Apple Pay. This is a useful feature for those who do not want to download too many applications to their phone than their own needs.

6.) A few minor improvements on iPadOS 14:

Similar to iOS 14, widgets will also appear on the next update of iPadOS. It's not clear if you can bring these widgets to the iPad's main screen (next to the app icons) like on the iPhone.

Apple has also added a variety of sidebars to many apps, making it easy to navigate and use. Apple has illustrated this bar on the Apple Music, Photos and Notes applications, among others. If you're using an iPad instead of a personal computer (as Apple expected), this side bar will help you do more without having to touch the touch screen too much.

Apple has also redesigned the search feature on the iPad, and it's almost identical to the Spotlight search engine on macOS. It helps you search contacts, find Internet content, or launch applications.

7.) The handwriting experience with Apple Pencil will be improved on iPadOS 14:

Apple has launched a new feature called Scribble, which allows users to write in any input box on the iPad with an Apple Pencil, after which the handwriting will automatically be converted into text.

This feature can automatically determine the context and type of information you are entering, such as home address or phone number, and can then take you to the application corresponding to that type of information. This feature can also convert handwriting of many languages ​​to text on iPad.
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8.) AirPods headphones will be able to automatically switch connections between devices:

Apple will update the software for its AirPods headset, allowing them to automatically connect to any device that is playing music (provided they have been paired before). You will no longer need to select the audio source you want manually. You can see the animation above for easy visualization.

9.) AirPods Pro headphones will support 3D surround sound:

Apple will use the accelerometer sensor in AirPods Pro to provide spatial sound effects (or stereoscopic surround sound) capable of tracking the position of the listener's head (and the location of the device). Surround sound will bring a more immersive sound experience, by creating effects as if you're in the theater.

10.) watchOS 7 makes it easy to share and download new watch faces:

Have you ever seen someone who has an Apple Watch you like, but don't know how to get it? Apple now allows you to share your watch face with a new feature called Face Swapping. You can add new watch faces to your Apple Watch by searching and downloading on the developer's website, or through social networks.

11.) The Apple Watch will be able to track dance / dance activities on watchOS 7:

The watchOS 7 fitness tracker app will use the gyroscope and accelerometer sensors found in Apple Watch, along with the user's heart rate data, to track different types of dance exercises. This is an exercise that no other company has been able to track before, so let's wait and see how Apple will handle this.

12.) watchOS 7 can keep track of washing the user's hands:

Handwashing is now an essential activity as the Covid-19 epidemic is still escalating in many parts of the world. watchOS 7 has added a feature that uses machine learning technology to determine when users start washing their hands.

The watch's microphone will listen for the sound of running water to confirm if you have started washing your hands, and then display a funny countdown on the watch face to let you know how long is enough to wash your hands.
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13.) Apple develops a new smart home standard along with Google, Amazon and a number of other manufacturers:

Apple wants to expand the types of smart home technologies that Apple users can use, in addition to devices compatible with its HomeKit API.

As a result, Apple has formed a new alliance with Google, Amazon, Zigbee and any other company that wants to join. Apple only mentioned it briefly in its presentation last night and no more detailed information, so let's wait and see where this initiative will go.

14.) The Apple Arcade gaming service on Apple TV will support multiple users:

If you've ever wished you could create multiple user profiles on Apple Arcade, so that others can play the titles without compromising your previous performance, the upcoming update may be satisfactory. that desire. Apple will also support the wireless controller of Xbox Elite 2 and Xbox Adaptive with Apple TV in the new tvOS software update.

15.) Apple TV will also support picture-in-picture feature with tvOS 14:

Any video player on tvOS 14 can display video as picture-in-picture on Apple TV. Thus, you can do many other things with your TV, and watch a unfinished video without having to switch between applications. For example, you can both read the newspaper and watch a video on practicing an exercise.

16.) Apple's new macOS Big Sur looks more and more like iOS:

Apple introduced its latest computer operating system update, called macOS Big Sur. This update brings major interface changes, making macOS more and more the same design style that iOS and iPadOS have been pursuing for years.

Even macOS Big Sur is getting additional features coming on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, such as widgets, improvements to the messaging app Messages (new group chat features or "pinning" conversations. favorite phone at the top of the list), and memoji editing tool.

17.) Apple will use its own custom designed chips for future Mac computers:

Apple has been using Intel microprocessors for many years, but from now on it will switch to using chips designed for both its Mac computers. Previously, Apple has been using home-made chips for iPhones and iPads for a long time.

This is a very significant and fundamental change. Specifically, it was a major hardware change, showing Apple's efforts to design hardware components instead of relying on Intel's product development process. However, it is also a big step forward in software.

Apple has made applications designed for Intel chips, along with many other platforms, such as Linux applications, that run on their Mac computers. And now with ARM chips, Macs can even run both iPhone and iPad applications smoothly - a revolutionary step.

Summary: 17 Biggest Announcements From Apple At WWDC 2020 Event:

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