Apple Announces macOS Big Sur, iOS 14 and the Switch To ARM Processors At WWDC 2020

Apple announced a ton of new features for the iPhone, iPad, Macs and other devices coming this fall at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The new macOS will be called Big Sur and it will give Mac software a new look. Apple will be moving away from Intel processors to their own ARM processors starting at the end of the year, giving Macs the ability to run iOS apps as well as current and old Mac apps.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Apple Announces macOS Big Sur, iOS 14 and the Switch To ARM Processors At WWDC 2020”

    mary parmenter
    3 months ago

    How do these changes relate to 5G?

    3 months ago

    Mary: They don’t. 5G is type of cellular phone data service. On some future iPhone we’ll probably get the ability to connect to 5G networks, but that is about hardware, not the software on your iPhone.

    Russell Tolman
    3 months ago

    Hi, I am not a developer. Just wondering if you have had a chance to look at the Apple TV (not sure of the name). it is used with video; on Big Sur? or maybe you might know where I might get more or any info on that app.
    I have a massive video library in iTunes on Mojave; I have tested Catalina since it came out and it is total disaster with large video libraries; especially on external drives. Thanks; and if you don’t have any info; thanks again for a great website and I will just wait

    3 months ago

    Russell: Do you mean the TV app for Mac? I wouldn’t have any information for you there as I don’t have a massive video library like you do and probably don’t use iTunes/TV in the same way. Why not just store those as files instead of inside an app? Or use a dedicated media library management app like VLC Player or something?

    Russ
    3 months ago

    Yes the TV App for Mac. Thanks for the info. I will keep looking.

    Hubert
    3 months ago

    I trust that Apple will make these ARM processors in US and not in China.

    Tom Abbott
    3 months ago

    I heard that Keychain is going to be improved and will be able to compete with other password managers like LastPass. The only reason I use LastPass is because I can use it on my Apple products as well as my work Windows laptop. Will this Keychain improvement allow me to use it cross-platform or will I have to hang on to LastPass?

    3 months ago

    Tom: What do you find that is lacking in iCloud Keychain? I don’t think Apple is trying to “compete” with LastPass and the like. Those third-party apps will always have extra features, whereas iCloud Keychain will always be the basis. In fact, Apple has gone out of its way to allow 1Password and LastPass to integrate with macOS, so it seems Apple likes having those apps as alternatives for more “pro” password managers. The only new feature for iCloud Keychain in Big Sur is that it will notify you if a password has been compromised in a data breach. In other words, when one of those lists of passwords is discovered by security researchers, your passwords will be examined (by your Mac) to alter you if one of your passwords appears in that list. A nice feature, but just a single thing.

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