Apple WWDC 2020: iOS 14, new Mac, how to watch, start time, livestream and all that we know

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On Monday, Apple will hold its opening keynote to the WWDC 2020, its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. At WWDC, the company is scheduled to discuss his new iOS 14 the iPhone and iPad software, as well as new WatchOS and MacOS software to power its Apple Watch, Macbook, imac and Mac Pros, too.

Apple Mac are about to change, big time. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET

But the biggest change may not be on the look of Apple Mac or a new feature of the iPhone. Apple is expected to announce that the chips power its Mac computers will change, move from chips made by Intel for new, similar to those built for the iPhone instead.


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The move has been rumored for years, most recently in a report from Bloomberg citing anonymous sources familiar with the company’s plans. The movement may allow Apple to make thinner notebooks with better battery life and potentially quieter cooling fans. But the transition will probably take a year or more, and new computers with the chips inside will not likely happen immediately.

While Apple’s WWDC 2020 keynote can include the most important changes to the Mac of the computer in years, this will also be the first time that Apple will hold a keynote in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected nearly 8 million people and killed more than 434 000 around the world.

Apple WWDC invitation mascots this year are a group of coders, whose faces mimic the company’s memoji animation technology.

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In response to the crisis, Apple and other tech giants like Facebook and Google have cancelled their in-person at conferences around the Silicon Valley. Apple and Microsoft have rather chose to hold virtual conferences, livestreaming presentations for developers all over the world.

The WWDC 2020 keynote, which will be led by CEO Tim Cook, takes place on Monday, June 22, at 10 a.m. PT. Apple will host a video stream of the event on its Apple Events page.

If you are a The Apple TV owner, you can also watch the livestream through the Apple Events app — and there are archives of older events if you’re feeling nostalgic.

CNET global team covering Apple’s event, as well as other conferences that have shifted online. And our coverage will include real-time updates, commentary and analysis that you can only get here.

The WWDC 2020 start time

Apple WWDC 2020 keynote takes place on Monday, 22 June at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 5 pm GMT / 23 June to 3 hours in the morning AEST.

Livestream

CNET will host a livestream discussion of the Apple event as it happens, and we’ll have a live blog with up-to-the-minute analysis during the event. Watch LIVE on CNET here.

Apple will host a video stream of the event on its Apple Events page. If you are a The Apple TV owner, you can also watch the livestream through the Apple Events app — there are also archives of older events if you’re feeling nostalgic.

What to expect from WWDC 2020

Almost certainly, we’ll obtain updates of iOS, MacOS and WatchOS. TVOS for the Apple TV can also get an update. Rumors Point to a possible update of the iMac, in addition to Apple’s announcement of its plans to change the chips inside its computers.

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