28: Down Deep Below the Surface

Posted on Monday, Jul 13, 2020
Part II of the WWDC 2020 extravaganza!

Show Notes

Topics:

  • WWDC 2020
    • Keynote
      • AirPods - Craig & Mary-Ann Ionascu (Senior Engineer, AirPods Firmware)
        • EVEN MORE MAGIKS TO AIRPODZ!!?
        • Automatic switching
        • AirPods will switch all over the place
        • Spatial audio (AirPods Pro)
      • watchOS - Kevin Lynch (VP, Technology)
        • Damn, Apple has a nice health center
        • Complications
          • Multiple complications per app
          • Vic needs glo-baby 🤨
          • New Chronograph face
          • New way to reconfigure faces
          • SwiftUI complications
        • Faces
          • Face-sharing (sounds creepy)
          • Curated faces from App Store, friends & family
            • Offers download of apps you don’t have on shared faces
            • Devs can offer pre-configured faces from apps
        • Maps
          • Cycling directions
        • Fitness - Julz Arney (Senior Manager, Fitness Technologies)
          • Dance workout
            • Finally Vic can get fit again
          • Core training
          • Strength training
          • Cool-downs
          • Activity app is redesigned for workout data and renamed to Fitness
          • Kevin can’t dance
        • Sleep - Vera Carr (Manager, Health Software Engineering)
          • Sleep duration goal
            • When to wake up
            • Getting to bed on time
          • Wind Down
            • Vic will never use this 😒
            • A calm lock screen experience
            • Shortcuts to sing to you like your mommy did
          • Sleep mode automatically dims the screen (auto-theater mode)
          • Alarm, audible or taptic
          • Uses breath and movement info
          • Health app tracks sleep over time
        • Hand washing (Apple Wash) - Kevin
      • Privacy and transparency - Craig, Katie Skinner (Manager, User Privacy Software) & Erik NeuenSchwander (Director, User Privacy)
        • Across all products
        • Sign In with Apple
        • Can upgrade accounts to Sign In With Apple
        • Location data transparency
        • Camera and recording indications
        • Safari tracking blockers & controls
          • Sites have to ask
        • Apps
          • Apps have to show what type of data they track
          • Self-reporting model
          • App tracking practices will be shown on app pages in the App Store
      • Home - Craig & Yah Cason (Senior Engineer, HomeKit Software)
        • Ease of use
        • Open sourced HomeKit to make it easy to build devices
        • Tap or scan to set up an accessory
        • Home app will suggest automations for new accessories
        • New status of accessories that most need attention
        • Lights
          • Adaptive lighting - right color for the right time
        • Cameras
          • Define activity zones
          • Can limit motion alert areas
          • Facial recognition
          • HomePod can announce who’s at the door
          • Cameras can go onto Apple TV quickly
      • tvOS - Cindy Lin (Director, Program Management for Media Products Engineering)
        • PiP across tv
        • Better AirPlay to TV
        • Foundation on Apple TV+
      • macOS Big Sur - Craig
        • The Crack Marketing team 😂
        • Entirely new design - Alan Dye (Vice President, Human Interface)
          • Start Up Chime is back and other new sounds
          • SF Symbols comes to mac
          • Many elements of iOS design come to the Mac
            • Translucency
            • Depth
            • Shading
            • Reduced visual complexity (Overly Minimalist???)
            • Corner Radius
            • Buttons and Controls
          • Control Center comes to the mac
          • Unified Notification and Widget view
          • iOS 14 style Widgets
          • All new Mac Icons & Dock
          • More Translucent menu bar
        • Redesigned System Apps - Craig
          • Finder
          • Mail
          • Photos
          • Calendar
          • Notes
          • Podcasts
          • Music
          • iWork
          • Messages Catalyst App
            • Finally will have feature parity with iOS
            • effects
            • memoji
            • new photo picker
            • pinned conversations and iOS group features
          • Maps Catalyst App
        • Catalyst Updates
          • Full Screen
          • New menu and keyboard api
          • New UI Controls
            • Switches
            • Pickers
            • Check Boxes
          • Multiple Resizable Windows
          • Keyboard Shortcuts
        • Safari - Craig & Beth Dakin (Manager, Safari Software Engineering)
          • Continues to lead the pack in performance and efficiency
          • More Privacy
            • Privacy Report
            • Checks for compromised passwords
          • Web Extensions API support
          • Extension Category in MAS
          • Better control of extensions privileges
          • Customizable Start page
          • New look for tabs
          • Built in translation
      • Apple Silicon for Mac - Tim
        • Johny Srouji is under water, according to Tim Cook
        • Apple SoC design summary - Johny Srouji (SVP, Hardware Technologies)
          • Apple has been doing custom silicon for over a decade
          • A4 in 2010 to A13 in 2019
          • iPad was A5X to A12X (and Z)
          • 1000x GPU performance improvement in 10 years
          • Apple has shipped 2 billion SoCs in 10 years.
        • Srouji claims Apple Silicon will bring a whole new level of power to the Mac, considering both performance and power
        • Better performance, lower power
        • Custom technologies just for Mac - power management, Secure Enclave, high performance GPU, neural engine & ML accelerators
        • SoCs specifically for the Mac, common architecture across product lines
        • This guy keeps bouncing his hands up and down while talking. Does emphasizing points with hand waving mean anything if you do it after every word?
        • Native apps - Craig
          • Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro are native now.
          • Xcode is ready to compile Mac apps to Apple Silicon.
          • Universal 2 - universal binary that works on Intel and Apple Silicon
            • Microsoft and Adobe are working on their apps
            • Craig called Microsoft his friends
            • Craig shows off Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. He shows off some Metal 3d animations
            • LR and PS native on Apple Silicon
            • Apple promises quick and easy recompilation, of course
        • Rosetta 2 **- Andreas Wendker (VP, Tools & Frameworks Engineering)
          • Automatically translates apps at install time or at first run time, or dynamic translation for JIT apps
          • Virtualization (docker, Linux)
          • Rosetta 2 performance demos
            • Maya
            • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
            • Linux VM in Parallels
        • iPhone and iPad apps run natively & unmodified on ARM Mac “Most apps will just work” (little vague there)
        • Quickstart program - Craig & Tim
          • Documentation & sample code
          • Private forums
          • Hands on labs
          • Developer Transition Kit hardware
            • Mac mini w A12Z, 16 GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Big Sur beta, and Xcode
        • 2 year transition

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Hosts

Clay Daly

Clay Daly

CW (aka Clay) the father, husband, photographer, podcaster, human, these are some words that define me. Clay’s other podcast can be found at Cybrcast.

Scott Willsey

Scott Willsey

Scott is an old school semiconductor industry professional, and is a host of many now defunct podcasts as well as some current episodes of BubbleSort TV. In his spare time, he does a lot of work on his iPad and his Mac, which you can read about at ScottWillsey.com. He also, sadly, writes odd-sounding autobiographies like this one.

Vic Hudson

Vic Hudson

Vic is the host of the App Story Podcast and cohost of most things BubbleSort.