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Full Transcript: Tim Cook at Apple WWDC 2020 Keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook at WWDC 2020

Following is the full transcript of the entire Apple WWDC 2020 Special Event Keynote. Apple CEO Tim Cook and the team addressed the iPhone maker’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) virtually from the Apple Park, California. The team announced the latest updates on iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, privacy, tvOS, macOS, and Mac etc. This event occurred on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Speakers at the event:

Tim Cook – CEO, Apple Inc.

Craig Federighi – SVP, Software Engineering, Apple Inc.

Yael Garten – Director, Siri Data Science & Engineering at Apple

Stacey Lysik – Senior Director, OS Program Management

Meg Frost – Director, Product Design for Apple Maps

Emily Schubert –Senior Manager, Car Experience Engineering at Apple

Josh Shaffer – Director, Swift Frameworks

Jenny Chen Engineer, Apple Pencil Software

Mary-Ann Ionascu Senior Engineer, Airpods Firmware

Kevin Lynch – VP Technology, Apple

Julz Arney Senior Manager, Fitness Technologies

Vera Carr­ Manager, Health Software Engineering at Apple

Katie Skinner – Manager, User Privacy Software

Erik Neuenschwander Director, User Privacy

Yah Yah Cason Senior Engineer, HomeKit Software

Cindy Lin Director, Program Management for Media Products Engineering

Alan Dye VP Human Interface at Apple

Beth Dakin Manager, Safari Software Engineering

Johny Srouji –  SVP, Hardware Technology at Apple

Andreas Wendker – VP, Tools & Framewoks Engineering at Apple


[Video clip – “Daydreamer” by Aurora music]

Tim Cook – CEO, Apple Inc.

Good morning. And welcome to WWDC.

WWDC is an incredibly important event to Apple, our developers and our users. It’s here that we bring some of our biggest innovations to life.

And we have not stopped innovating, doing the work that will enrich people’s lives for years to come. Because we’re all looking forward to a more hopeful tomorrow. That’s why we believe it’s so important to have WWDC this year.

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And while it cannot possibly feel the same in here without you, I can assure you that we have a great show ahead of us.

This year we’re delivering the conference in a whole new way to all of you around the world, directly to your home. And we want to welcome you to our home here at Apple Park.

I’d like to first talk to you about two big things that are happening in the world right now.

To start, I want to address the topic of racism, inequality and injustice and to recognize the pain being felt throughout our nation, especially in our Black and Brown communities, after the senseless killing of George Floyd.

And while the events of this past month are sadly not new, they have caused us to face long-standing institutional inequalities and social injustices.

This country was founded on the principles of freedom and equality for all. For too many people and for too long, we haven’t lived up to those ideals. We’re inspired and moved by the passionate people around our nation and around the world who have stood up to demand change.

We must all aim far higher to build a future that lives up to our ideals. This means taking action.

Two weeks ago, we announced Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative with a commitment of $100 million. Starting in the United States, and expanding over time, this initiative will challenge systemic barriers that limit opportunity for communities of color in the critical areas of education, economic equality and criminal justice.

We also announced something important for this community, the new Developer Entrepreneur Camp for Black developers. We want to do everything we can to foster the brightest lights and best ideas.

At Apple, our mission has always been to make the world a better place, and we’re committed to being a force for change.

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Right now, our world is also battling a virus that is affecting the daily lives of billions of people. We want to thank the dedicated people everywhere, especially our healthcare workers, who have made tremendous sacrifices to take care of those in need.

We’ve also seen the profound impact our products have had. People are relying on them more than ever to remain connected to family and friends, to do their work, to express their creativity, to be entertained as well as to entertain others.

Today the world is counting on all of us, and on the products and experiences that we create, to move forward.

Because throughout history, great challenges have been met with great creativity and important breakthroughs. That’s why we’re so excited about this year’s conference.

This is going to be truly a unique week, delivered unlike any that we’ve done before. There will be more than a hundred engineering-led video sessions, one-on-one consultations with Apple engineers, developer forums and so much more, delivered to you from different locations right here at Apple Park.

And this year the conference will be available to our entire community of 23 million developers, as well as anyone who is interested, for free.

Presenting the conference in this way allows us to be more inclusive than ever. Perhaps this will inspire the next generation of developers. So even though we can’t be together in person, in some ways we’re going to be more together than ever.

Today we’re going to push each of our platforms forward in some exciting and breakthrough ways. With that, let’s get started by sending it over to Craig.

Craig Federighi – SVP, Software Engineering, Apple Inc

Good morning. Great to have you here. As you can see, we’ve got a lot to cover. So let’s get started with iOS.

Together with iPhone, iOS is central to how we navigate our lives and stay connected. And now we’re making it even more powerful and easier to use.

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Our new release is iOS 14. This year we’ve spent time rethinking some of the most iconic elements of the experience on iPhone.

Now it all started here, with a carefully considered Home Screen that has truly stood the test of time. Of course, over the years, we’ve kept the fundamentals largely the same but carefully added features, like folders for organizing your apps, widgets for quick information and personalized experiences powered by on-device intelligence that serve up just the right thing at just the right moment.

It’s hard to imagine iPhone without these features now. Well, that brings us to this year. We’re doing more on our iPhones today than ever before, so we’ve rethought some of the core elements of iOS to reflect this. Let me give you a quick peek.

[“Like This Like That” by BEGINNERS & Night Panda music]

This is going to be amazing. Let’s dig in, starting with the Home Screen. Today’s Home Screen works great, but as we get more and more apps, we can end up with this – lots and lots of pages. And we tend to forget what’s beyond the first couple.

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to organize all of those apps without doing a thing?

Well, this year we’re doing just that with something called the App Library. It’s a new space at the end of your Home Screen pages that automatically organizes all your apps in one simple and easy-to-navigate view.

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