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June 22, 2020, 6:10 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple says it's moving to its own Apple Silicon chips for Macs over the next two years, promising better performance, with “Rosetta 2” for app compatibility  —  Apple's first ARM-based Mac will be available later this year  —  Apple is officially moving to its own silicon chips for some of its Mac hardware.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple debuts iOS 14 with a revamped homescreen featuring data-rich widgets, an automatically curated App Library, new Today view, and picture-in-picture support  —  Although Apple's WWDC 2020 is packed with operating system announcements, the ones that will matter to the most people focus …
Apple:
Apple unveils iOS 14, with many new features like revamped compact UIs for Siri interactions and incoming calls, which show up as banner notifications, and more  —  iOS 14 introduces new ways to customize the Home Screen, discover and use apps with App Clips, and stay connected in Messages
Henry T. Casey / Tom's Guide:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it is closing its Mixer live streaming service on July 22 and plans to move existing partners over to Facebook Gaming starting today  —  It's a strategic move for the future of xCloud  —  Microsoft is closing its Mixer service on July 22nd and plans to move existing partners over to Facebook Gaming.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple debuts macOS Big Sur with a new design featuring more rounded corners, new Control Center, redesigned Notification Center with widgets, updated Messages  —  Over the past two years, macOS Mojave and Catalina gently evolved to aid developers in creating universal apps for Macs and iPads …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple approves email app HEY, a temporary move giving Basecamp more time to adhere to Apple's rules; HEY will offer some free functionality but still lack IAPs  —  What does it mean for an app to ‘work’ at launch?  —  After rejecting an update last week, Apple has approved a new version of the subscription email app Hey.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces tvOS 14 with a new Home app, multiple user support for Apple Arcade, and more  —  Along with unveiling iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more today, Apple has announced tvOS 14 with a number of new features and improvements including a brand new Home app.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says its Weather app in iOS 14 will show severe weather tracking in the US, Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, and next-hour precipitation chart in the US  —  iOS 14 adds a slew of new features such as widget support on the home screen and Siri enhancements.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 will not be able to update to watchOS 7  —  Apple has previewed watchOS 7 ahead of its release later this year, but two Apple Watch models running watchOS 6 won't receive the software update.  Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 will stop receiving major software updates with watchOS 6.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:

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