Apple announces macOS Big Sur, new silicon chips, and iOS 14

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Apple announces macOS Big Sur, new silicon chips, and iOS 14

Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back Verge alum and Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern to discuss the big announcements from Apple’s developer conference this week. Verge news editor Chaim Gartenberg joins in the second half to discuss the Apple updates you may have missed.

Stories discussed this week:

  • Fire and plague prepared these teens for the world
  • New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will quarantine travelers from states with surging COVID-19 cases
  • The EU plans to ban US travelers indefinitely after haphazard COVID-19 response
  • The healing power of Black art
  • Big Sur is officially macOS 11.0 as Apple finally leaves OS X behind 
  • Macs with new Apple-built chips will natively run iPhone and iPad apps
  • Apple’s new ARM-based Macs won’t support Windows through Boot Camp
  • Apple details iOS 14, its next major software update
  • iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 will let you set default email and browser apps
  • watchOS 7 announced with sleep tracking and rebranded Fitness app
  • Apple TV 4K will at last play YouTube in 4K with tvOS 14 update
  • AirPods updated with automatic switching and a new ‘Spatial Audio’ feature
  • Apple teases new tracking protections and an approximate location feature in iOS 14
  • Apple approves Hey email app, but the fight’s not over
  • After outcry, Apple will let developers challenge App Store guidelines
  • Hey opens its email service to everyone as Apple approves its app for good
  • Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and partnering with Facebook Gaming
  • Mixer failed — here’s why

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