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Apple WWDC Event 2020 Round-up: Apple showcases iOS 14, iPadOS 14, unveils macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, redesigned Apple Maps and more

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The 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference begins at 10.30 pm IST and CNBCTV18.com will bring you the top developments from the prestigious event. This will be the first event in 31 years to be held in an online-only format due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the event, Apple is expected to announce a shift from Intel to ARM processors for its Macs and will reveal its latest iOS version, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.

Apple WWDC Event 2020 Round-up: Apple showcases iOS 14, iPadOS 14, unveils macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, redesigned Apple Maps and more
The 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), began in its virtual avatar with CEO Tim Cook addressing racism and a call to "being a force for change". What followed was mature lineup of mega updates in the Apple ecosystem starting with iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and WatchOS7 amd MacOS, and more.
From using your iPhone as your car key to Apple transitioning to its own processor, the macOS Big Sur. Catch all the top developments from the mega event here.
Read on for more:
Apple adds new features to iOS
Apple has added new features to the iOS including App Library and has improved the widget, picture-in-picture feature and has redesigned the Siri experience. iOS tiles can now be larger too on the home screen. #WWDC2020 reminds me of the metro tiles of Windows 8. App library, anyone?
Siri gets a makeover and a new compact UI
Siri will now appear like a little circle below your screen and will throw up results or even widgets on request. Apple has revealed that there are over 25 billion Siri requests each month.
Siri now supports translations with a new app called Translate
Apple has an answer to Google Translate, and Apple’s new app can work offline using on-device machine learning. Translate features private, real-time translation and landscape mode for conversations.
Maps and Messages updated
Apple Maps has improved by leaps and bounds and is a formidable rival to Google Maps. It’s arguably got the better UI, and by far – by far – the better privacy policy, said Michael Grothaus of Fast Company. Moreover, Messages can now be pinned, while Memoji is getting an upgrade. Now users will get more than 1 million ways to express their emotions through Memoji.
Use your iPhone as a car key
All you need is an iPhone and a 2021 BMW 5 series to use your iPhone as a key. Well this is the first car to support the feature. All a user needs to do is just tap your iPhone to unlock the car, place it on the charging pad and use it as a start button.
iPad gets a Universal Search
Users can now start search from home screen for web and apps. Basically the web is now sitting on your search bar. It’s a good feature. And finally, Calls on iPad will be packed in a compact notification. You can tap to answer it or flick it to dismiss a call. You now continue to see your full screen, during an incoming call (even VoIP calls).
Apple watchOS 7 announced
Apple has announced the watchOS 7 update that will focus on fitness and will incorporate multiple watch faces along with the ability to let users customise faces. The Apple watchOS 7 will enable Face Sharing and users can now download customised faces from third-party apps. Apple has also added support for Dance mode in the workout app, which will allow users to track leg and hand movements while they dance.
More privacy for Apple users
Apple's new policies on the App Store will ask a user for permission for tracking across app and websites (aka ad tracking).
Apple's new AirPod experience
Apple unveiled updated AirPods, which is called "truly wireless earphones". The new features include automatic connection, which also allows users to automatically connect to Apple products on-demand. The audio feature will let users experience sounds as they were meant to be.
Meet macOS Big Sur
Apple says, "it's familiar and yet entirely new". Tim Cook talks about the huge leap for Mac this year - Apple is moving on from Intel -- bad news for intel as Apple will ditch it to use its own chips -- and is transitioning to Apple's own the macOS Big Sur. With the new version, the tech giant has announced new designs and major updates. MacOS Big Sur users will be able to customise the Menu bar and get one-click access to Do Not Disturb by dragging and dropping it in from the settings.
Apple's custom processor will power all Macs to be launched post 2022.
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