The keynote speech of WWDC 2020 was held yesterday (UK time).
As expected, Apple Silicon, an Apple proprietary Mac chip based on the ARM architecture, was unveiled. The next versions of iOS14, iPadOS14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 were announced.
Apple Silicon, a Mac chip with the same ARM architecture as the iPhone and iPad, has been unveiled. The Mac with Apple Silicon will be released by the end of this year. All Macs sold by Apple over a period of about two years will be powered by Apple Silicon.
It seems to be easy to compare the performance with the A series (on iPhone and iPad), and I’m looking forward to the launch of the first Mac equipped with “Apple Silicon” at the end of the year. We would also like to pay attention to how apple Silicon will lead to lower prices.
With iOS 14, you’ll be able to place app icons and various widgets as big as you like Android. In addition, the final page of the home screen adds an app library that displays all the apps you have installed in a tidy way.
You will also be able to choose the default browser and mail app.
In next-generation operating systems, including iOS 14, There is no need to switch between AirPods and the multiple devices you connect to. AirPods automatically switch the connection destination from iPhone to Mac, like. It will be supported by AirPods (2nd generation) and AirPods Pro and later models.
The next generation os of devices other than iPhone was also announced. In the future, we will upgrade the OS of each device at the time of WWDC every year.
|Apple Watch||watchOS 7|
|Apple TV||tvOS 14|
iPadOS 14 makes widget display customisable as iOS14. Apple’s Big Sur is a significant update to your design and more. The main direction is iOS 14/iPadOS 14 and U/I approaching.
We are looking forward to seeing what new user experience Apple will offer by taking advantage of its strengths in which it can design devices, OS, and in-house in the future. It is also interesting how the Android camp (Samsung, Google, Chinese smartphone maker) will compete in the future.
The direction/characteristics of Apple’s product strategy as seen in the WWDC2020 keynote speech were as follows:
- In the past, we’ve been lowering the product barrier between iPhone/iPad (iOS) and Mac (macOS). It becomes iPhone (iOS) / iPad (iPadOS) / Mac (Big Sur), and Soc becomes the same ARM architecture.
- Apple’s strength is that it can significantly improve the functionality without launching new products by upgrading the operating system of each device at the same time, such as the improvement of AirPods (automation of switching between devices).
- For iPhone (iOS), such as customization of the home screen, the direction to incorporate the good points of Android.
This article only provides an overview of the announcement, but you can find out more in the WWDC2020 Keynote Archive. Do share your thoughts on WWDC 2020 in the comment section below!