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Apple Dishes Out Hot New Updates in Yesterday’s Online WWDC

Apple Kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote on Monday. The yearly live event, traditionally at a conference hall filled with developers and press, went online this year.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the technology giant to hold its massive event online. But, fortunately for tech enthusiasts, the pandemic didn’t stop the company from delivering to its market.

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook started off the streaming announcement, addressing the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic. They will then have the highly anticipated announcement of the latest iOS 14, which features new designs from the iPhone maker.

Apple’s new operating system has a newly designed home screen with widgets. Technology news reports say that it’s a better version of what the Android and Windows OS already has.

So far, the company also presented new updates for the iPadOS 12, TV OS, WatchOS, and MacOS Big Sur.

The operating systems are already available for developers to review the new updates. While Public betas will start sometime around July.

Additionally, the company announced two major changes in how it will handle App Store conflicts with third-party developers. The tech giant will now allow developers to appeal to some App Store guideline violations with separate processes for challenging the guidelines.

The multinational corporation then added that it will no longer delay application updates to fix bugs and other problems. The changes were announced via press release and comes after its dispute with Hey.

Monumental Shift

Perhaps one of the biggest pieces of news from yesterday’s keynote was the revelation of the company’s switch.

Over the past few months, investors and tech experts have continuously speculated about Apple’s transition away from Intel. And just yesterday, the rumors had been confirmed.

Through modern technology, the Silicon Valley-based company now produces its own customized chips. The company previously used Intel’s chips for their devices, and now, the company will go on its own.

Investors felt positive about the news, as it could save a ton of cash in its production. Meanwhile, tech experts are curious to see if Apple’s own creation would match Intel’s chips.

The company is overhauling its Mac computer with their own in-house ARM chips which is seemingly close to iPhone and iPad chip designs. The company has been using Intel’s chips for around 14 years and this change will disrupt both the software makers.

In Tim Cook’s own words, Mac is moving to its own “Apple silicon”, with the first ARM-based Macs arriving later this year.

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