Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

July 2020

The road ahead: Apple Silicon and other wonders

July 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm.

Note: this will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.

Please join our virtual meeting for a review led by an Apple representative, Aaron Davis, about the exciting announcements that came out of Apple's annual developer conference, "WWDC." The meeting will start at 10:00, with Aaron's presentation beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Links will posted at TCS and groups.io on Friday, July 24th. Items to be presented and discussed will be:

Introducing Apple Silicon - Apple will transition the Mac to its world-class custom silicon to deliver industry-leading performance and powerful new technologies. This transition will establish a common architecture across all Apple products, making it far easier for developers to write and optimize their apps for the entire ecosystem.

iOS 14 - Introduces the biggest update ever to Home Screen pages with beautifully redesigned widgets and the App Library, a new way to tap into the App Store with App Clips, powerful updates to Messages, and more.

iPadOS 14 - Adds new features and designs that take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad and its large Multi-Touch display. It introduces an all-new compact design for incoming FaceTime and phone calls, Siri interactions, and Search to help users stay focused on the task at hand. Apps have new sidebars and toolbars that consolidate controls in one place, making them more streamlined and powerful than ever.

macOS 11 "Big Sur" - The latest version of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. It introduces a beautiful redesign that is entirely new yet instantly familiar. Safari is packed with new features, including a customizable start page, elegantly designed and more powerful tabs, quick and easy translation, and a new Privacy Report. The updated Messages app lets Mac users send and receive more personal and expressive messages, and easily keep track of and interact within group

The invitation to Saturday's Zoom meeting was posted on the Pi's conferencing system, the TCS, and sent out to members via Email. Please check your Zoom profile online to be sure it contains your full name, because for security reasons, we can't let anyone in without their full name.

We'll start with a Q&A, so please send us any questions for us to queue up for the panel.

We are going to try and stream the meeting through the Pi website: https://www.wap.org/live/

Please remember to use the Attendance Check-in linkhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1J1v4kDYa4_RYpUfaBt8JXufn0byPU4XroatG9aYycEU