WWDC 2020 Summary


Today Apple held the latest developer's conference keynote, for the first time - online. Here are the few key announcements from the conference:

iOS 14


  • App Library - automatic app organization on the home screen
  • Widgets can be not only on the today screen, but on the home screen, in different sizes
  • Picture in picture - floating videos on home screen


  • Siri not blocking the whole screen anymore :)
  • Translate app


  • Pinned conversations
  • New Memojis
  • Inline replies
  • Group conversations improvements


  • Guides (what's around / recommendations)
  • Cycling
  • EV routing


  • Unlock and start 2020 BMW 5 series from an iPhone
  • Use U1 chip to do that from further distances than NFC

App Store:

  • App Clips - fast and lean (<10MB) apps accessible via QR codes / NFC

iPadOS 14

  • Improved photos app
  • Sidebars, top toolbar controls (hello Finder)
  • Improved iPad apps layout
  • No more full screen blocking calls, on iPhone as well (only the incoming call notification or during the call as well?)
  • Mac-like global floating search everywhere
  • Scribble (handwriting recognition)
  • Change default mail and browser apps


  • Automatic switching
  • Spacial audio

watchOS 7:

  • Rich complications
  • Watch face sharing
  • Better navigation directions
  • New workout modes
  • Sleep tracking and winddown mode
  • Hand washing detection


  • Upgrade other accounts to Sign in with Apple
  • Approx. GPS location
  • Camera/microphone usage indicator
  • Data usage disclosure in the App Store
  • Safe home devices


  • Automized routines
  • Easier setup of new devices
  • Adaptive lighting for smart bulbs
  • Extended smart cameras setup

tvOS 14:

  • Show those smart cameras on the TV
  • Multi user support for gaming
  • Picture in picture
  • 4k AirPlay
  • New TV show announcement :)

macOS (Big Sur):

  • New UI and icons
  • Control center
  • Widgets, notifications center
  • Improvements to Messages
  • Improved Maps.app
  • More capabilities in Mac Catalyst


  • Privacy reports
  • Customizations
  • Safe extensions
  • Tracker prevention
  • Built-in translation

Apple silicon:

  • Universal binaries
  • Rosetta 2 emulation
  • Virtualization
  • App Store apps support
  • Developer Kit based on Mac Mini
  • 2 years transition, new hardware this year
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