WWDC Event 2020: Everything You Need To Know

Aadhya Khatri - Jul 27, 2020


WWDC Event 2020: Everything You Need To Know

Apple’s WWDC event 2020 was out, ruling out some rumors and confirm some others. Let’s take a look at what’s new:

WWDC 2020 Date

WWDC event 2020 took place online on June 22. For full coverage, watch the video down below:

WWDC 2020 Highlights

iOS 14

iOS 14 announcement is arguably the most expected when it comes to WWDC event 2020 keynote.

iOS 14 comes with a solution to make it easier for you to find information and apps from the home screen. The solution it introduced is the App Library, which will arrange applications automatically, in a way it thinks is easy to navigate.

Ios 14 Widgets
iOS 14 announcement is arguably the most expected when it comes to WWDC event 2020 keynote

You can think of App Library like Photos app, which makes use of AI to group pictures into collections, the only difference here is Library works on apps.

A big change to entertainment announced at WWDC event 2020 is the picture-in-picture feature, which allows you to play video in the background.

Apple also has notable updates for Siri. The virtual assistant can now be used for dictation, work on devices to ensure a higher level of privacy, and is capable of speech-to-text.

Finding messages is now easier than ever with the ability to pin the ones you need on top with pictures of who send them. Another cool feature is the alert setting that only notifies you when you are mentioned.

New updates with Maps now show public transport, walking directions, and cycling routes. The app also takes how busy roads are and elevation into account, as well as routes that don’t have stairs.

Maps
Maps also takes how busy roads are and elevation into account, as well as routes that don’t have stairs

If you are an owner of an electrical vehicle, Maps will show you charging stations compatible with your model.

WWDC event 2020 confirms the launch of Car Key, which can help you start and unlock your vehicle with only your phone. The digital key can be shared securely with other people and parents can set limitations for the young drivers of the family.

iPadOS

iPadOS also gets its own updates at WWDC event 2020. Widgets and Widget Gallery are among the highlights.

Photos app has a new sidebar allowing you access to more options and controls. When it is not in need, the sidebar can be hidden away. This same tool is also coming to Calendar, Notes, and some other apps.

Compactness is what Apple aims at with its Siri for iPadOS and call notification to avoid interrupting what you are doing.

Siri
Compactness is what Apple aims at with its Siri for iPadOS and call notification to avoid interrupting what you are doing

The search feature has been redesigned from the ground up to work better and faster. On iPadOS, it can even outrun the app launcher.

Scribble is the new Apple Pencil, which allows you to write down what you want to search without typing anything. The feature works on everything, even Safari search. All you have to do is to write and then the text will be converted into typed texts.

Scribble
Scribble is the new Apple Pencil, which allows you to write down what you want to search without typing anything

Your handwritten text in Notes can be converted in the same way.

macOS Big Sur

The biggest change coming to macOS is Big Sur with the introduction of sliders, buttons, and more. Apple aims at consistency across the whole ecosystem so you might see similarities between iOS and macOS.

Big sur
The biggest change coming to macOS is Big Sur with the introduction of sliders, buttons, and more

WWDC event 2020 saw all app icons redesigned and according to Apple, users now have a simplified and more compact toolbar.

The translucent menu bar now takes the colors of the desktop. Another update is the Control Center giving you access to toggles and system settings.

Another new feature is the ability to group notifications and display them near the widgets. Much like what we have with iOS 14, users have a gallery of widgets at different sizes.

Users of macOS can now create their own Memojis and send them. Other new features are pinned conversations and group enhancements also come to macOS from iOS.

Memoji
Users of macOS can now create their own Memojis and send them

What you have with Maps on iOS, you can get with macOS. Apple used the Catalyst toolkit to port the app from iOS 14 to macOS.

If you concern about privacy on the Internet, Safari now offers you a clearer idea of how websites track you. Users can choose which extensions work on which site for greater privacy.

WWDC event 2020 saw some other minor changes like Safari showing website icon when you open more tabs or native translation capabilities

>>> Apple’s WWDC 2020 Will Be Held Online Due To COVID-19 Outbreak

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