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A new home screen for your iPhone. More options to set a default mail app or browser app. Better battery life for Mac computers. These are just some of the updates announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) earlier today.
The event is closely watched by customers and developers alike hoping for a sneak peek at the new features coming to Apple’s lineup. But this year, everyone will have to watch the event from their Mac Pros because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s what to expect from the WWDC 2020 based on the latest reports and rumors:
iOS 14 includes a big change to the iOS home screen. For the first time, you’ll be able to pick your default email and browser apps. Plus, you’ll have the ability to pin widgets with updating information (like your calendar or weather app) on the home screen.
This next change you may not even notice. Apple plans to stop using Intel chips in its Mac computers and instead use its own Apple-designed chips – the same ones that’re already used in iPhones and iPads.
This could mean longer battery life and faster performance.
Apple may also offer a new augmented reality app that can read QR codes – but this one’s unconfirmed. People are also speculating that future versions of iOS and macOS will include Safari updates, Apple Pencil support, advanced language translation capabilities, and a new fitness app.
How do you like them apples?