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Apple updates coding programs and resources for educators and students

New Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code curricula, and a new online course for teachers

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Apple expands iPhone repair services to hundreds of new locations across the US

Independent Repair Provider Program also opens to businesses across Europe and Canada

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Apple honors eight developers with annual Apple Design Awards

Winners are recognized for outstanding app design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement

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WWDC20 highlights

Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps

Powerful APIs enable developers to create all-new app experiences
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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13 new innovative technologies and features unveiled at WWDC20

From macOS Big Sur to iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14, here are the biggest features announced at WWDC20.

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Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon

Developers can start building apps today and first system ships by year’s end, beginning a two-year transition
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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Apple introduces macOS Big Sur with a beautiful new design

macOS Big Sur includes the biggest Safari update ever and powerful enhancements to Messages, Maps, and privacy
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

1. Testing conducted by Apple in June 2020 using JetStream 2, MotionMark 1.1, and Speedometer 2.0 performance benchmarks. Tested on production 1.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and prerelease macOS Big Sur, and Windows 10 Home, version 2004, running in Boot Camp. Scores represent browsers that completed the test. Tested with prerelease Safari 14, Chrome v83.0.4103.97, and Firefox v77.0.1 on macOS, as well as Chrome v83.0.4103.97, Microsoft Edge v83.0.478.45, and Firefox v77.0.1 on Windows Home, with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection. Page load performance tested using snapshot versions of 10 popular websites with prerelease Safari 14 and Chrome v83.0.4013.61 on prerelease macOS Big Sur and simulated network conditions. Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection, and other factors.
2. Testing conducted by Apple in June 2020 on production 1.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and prerelease macOS Big Sur. Systems tested with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection while running on battery power, with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75 percent. Prerelease Safari 14 tested with HD 1080p content; Chrome v83.0.4103.97 and Firefox v77.0.1 tested with HD 720p content. Not all features are available on all devices. Performance will vary based on system configuration, application workload, and other factors.
3. Translation will be available in beta supporting English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

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iPadOS 14 introduces new features designed specifically for iPad

Made-for-iPad app designs, streamlined system interactions with compact UIs for Siri, Search, and calls, powerful new handwriting features with Apple Pencil, and more
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

1. Supported on iPhone Xs and later, and on Wi-Fi + Cellular model of iPad Pro (2nd generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation), or iPad mini (5th generation). Available in select cities.
2. This includes connecting information collected about a user on an app or website owned by one company with information collected separately by other companies for targeted advertisements, for advertising measurement, or via data brokers.
3. Available on iPad Pro (2nd generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad mini (5th generation) with iPadOS 14 in English (United States, United Kingdom, India, Canada, Australia), Mandarin (China mainland, Hong Kong), Japanese (Japan), French (France), German (Germany), and Spanish (United States, Spain, Mexico). Requires download of dictation models.
4. Adaptive Lighting and Face Recognition in the Home app require an Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad set up as a home hub.
5. Safari translation will be available in beta supporting English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.
6. Headphone Accommodations is available on Apple and Beats headphones featuring the H1 headphone chip, as well as EarPods.
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Apple reimagines the iPhone experience with iOS 14

iOS 14 introduces new ways to customize the Home Screen, discover and use apps with App Clips, and stay connected in Messages
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

1. Available in a future software update.
2. Electric vehicle routing requires iPhone with iOS 14 and a compatible vehicle.
3. This includes connecting information collected about a user on an app or website owned by one company with information collected separately by other companies for targeted advertisements, for advertising measurement, or via data brokers.
4. Translate is available for English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Arabic.
5. Keyboard dictation is available on iPhone XS and later in English (US, UK, India, Canada, Australia), Mandarin (China mainland, Hong Kong), Japanese (Japan), French (France), German (Germany), and Spanish (US, Spain, Mexico). Requires download of dictation models.
6. Adaptive Lighting and Face Recognition in the Home app require an Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad set up as a home hub.
7. Works with AirPods Pro, AirPods (2nd generation), Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo Pro. Requires an iCloud account.
8. Available on iPhone XR, iPhone XS and later, iPhone SE (2nd generation) and Apple Watch Series 5 through participating manufacturers.
9. Safari translation will be available in beta supporting English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.
10. Some features, including ECG and Fall Detection, require certain Apple Watch models, and may not be available in all regions. The ECG app is not intended for use by people under 22 years old.
11. Severe weather information is available for locations in the US, Europe, Japan, Canada, and Australia, and the next-hour precipitation chart is available in the US.
12. Headphone Accommodations is available on Apple and Beats headphones featuring the H1 headphone chip, as well as EarPods.

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