WWDC 2020 Live updates: iOS 14 new features, watchOS brings sleep tracking, macOS Big Sur gets Control Centre


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Apple’s annual developer conference WWDC is now underway. Here we bring you all the key highlights and live updates:
* Apple’s switch to its own ARM chips means it won’t have Intel processors in the MacBook laptops
* Tim Cook is back on stage to announce Apple MacBook is moving to its own chipsets
* Page loading to become faster in Safari
* An all-new version of Maps app comes to MacBook
* Control Centre comes to MacBook for the first time with macOS Big Sur
* The Dock gets a new design and app icons too get refreshed with macOS Big Sur
* New sound effects, new widgets and other features coming with macOS Big Sur
* Next version of macOS will be called Big Sur
* macOS is the next big OS update from Apple.
* tvOS 14 gets better gaming-oriented features
* Apple gets more privacy-oriented with apps, tracking and other new features
* watchOS 7 to get a new hand-washing feature
* Sleep tracking finally comes to Apple Watch with watchOS 7
* The Activity app will now be renamed to Fitness and gets a redesign
* The Workout app on Apple Watch will get a new dance mode
* Apple Watch users will be able to share watch faces with other users
* New Watch faces with rich complications will be introduced with watchOS 7
* Next up is watchOS7
* AirPods Pro get new spatial audio tech
* Apple Pencil also gets new features with iOS 14. Scribble feature also introduced
* Search feature on iPadOS gets a new design and Apple has completely overhauled it
* The Photos and Notes app get new Sidebar feature for better organising images and notes.
* iPadOS 14 gets the same redesigned widgets as iOS 14
* Next up is iPadOS 14 and Federeghi says “iPad is all about apps.”
* Apple CarPlay gets new wallpapers and more features
* Apple is making Maps more feature-rich with iOS 14
* Groups on iMessage to get more features to take on WhatsApp
* iMessages to get better with new conversations, memojis and the option to pin messages.
* Apple is making translation easier and better with Siri on iOS 14
* Yael Garten, director, Siri engineering is now live to talk about Siri in detail
* Siri gets a new makeover with iOS 14
* Picture-in-picture functionality gets better with iOS 14
* Next up is Widgets. iOS 14 will make widgets more data-rich and in different sizes.
* The first big feature in iOS 14 is App Library to help iPhone users organise their apps better
* Craig Federeghi, senior VP, software engineering, Apple is now on live to talk about iOS 14.
* Even though one can’t be there, Cook says that holding an online event makes it more “inclusive”.
* Cook thanks the medical workers for what they have done. And says how Apple’s products have helped people.
* Apple CEO Tim Cook is on live and begins with talking about the problem of racism and inequality around the world, particularly, US



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