Apple will hold its opening speech for WWDC 2020, its annual global developer conference, on Monday. At WWDC, the company is expected to discuss its new Mac Pros also.iPhone and iPad, as well as new WatchOS and MacOS software to power its Apple Watch, MacBooks, iMacs and
But the biggest change may not be the appearance of Apple Macs or a new feature for the iPhone. Apple is expected to announce that the chips that power its Mac computers will change from chips made by Intel to new ones similar to those designed for the iPhone.
This decision has been around for years, most recently in a Bloomberg reportfamiliarize with business plans. The move could allow Apple to make thinner laptops with better battery life and potentially quieter cooling fans. But the transition will likely take a year or more, and new computers with the chips inside are unlikely to arrive immediately.
While Apple’s speech on WWDC 2020 may include the biggest changes to the Mac computer in years, it will also be the first time Apple has given a speech in the middle of thepandemic, which has infected nearly 8 million people and killed more than 434,000 worldwide.
In response to the crisis, Apple and other tech giants like Facebook and Google canceled their in-person conferences around Silicon Valley. Apple and Microsoft have chosen to host virtual conferences and live presentations instead.
The opening speech for WWDC 2020, which will be chaired by CEO Tim Cook, will take place on Monday June 22 at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time). Apple will host a live webcast of the event on its Apple Events page.
If you are aowner, you can also watch the livestream via the Apple Events app – and there are archives of older events if you’re feeling nostalgic.
CNET’s global team will cover the Apple event, as well as other conferences that have moved online. And our coverage will include real-time updates, comments, and insights you can’t get here.
WWDC 2020 start time
Apple’s keynote at WWDC 2020 will take place on Monday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. GMT / June 23 at 3 a.m. EST.
CNET will be hosting a live chat about the Apple event as we go along, and we will have a live blog with up-to-the-minute analysis during the event. Watch LIVE on CNET here.
Apple will also be hosting a live stream of the event on its Apple Events page. If you are aowner, you can also watch the livestream via the Apple Events app – there are also archives of older events if you’re feeling nostalgic.
What to expect from WWDC 2020
We will almost certainly have updates for iOS, MacOS and WatchOS. TVOS for Apple TV may also receive an update. Rumors point to a possible update of the iMac, in addition to the announcement by Apple of its intention to change the chips inside its computers.