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Apple filmed their annual keynote for WWDC in Apple Park, not in front of a live studio audience, where many upcoming changes were announced for software and hardware. J.J., taking time out from gathering requests for Orbit Writer Braille Keyboard Smartphone Companion Preorders, and Joe, trying to steal back the PS4 controller from Ricky so he can play the Blind friendly The Last Of Us 2 , asked Jamie Pauls, who was editing a new episode of the Eyes Free Sports Podcast , to join them in this summary of the event s big news. Expect there to be info dumps a plenty as this is a wrap up show after all. And be sure to learn more about what was discussed in the copious pile of links down below.

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WWDC 2020 Apple TV page
Apple WWDC 2020 keynote in 18 minutes
WWDC 2020: New Software and Fresh Chips
Apple's exceptional WWDC 2020 keynote should be a model for future shows
After virtual WWDC, Apple should never go back to live keynotes
Comment: I d like pre-recorded WWDC keynotes every year, but we won t get them
IoT sensors, machine learning and chips were the real stars of Apple s WWDC 2020
Six ways the pandemic was on display at Apple s WWDC
Boot Camp Is Dead on New Macs and 8 Other Things Apple Didn't Say at WWDC
Here s everything Apple didn t announce at WWDC
WWDC: VoiceOver Gains New Image Description Capabilities among other Changes
New Apple accessibility features coming this fall make technology usable and more accessible to all
Apple packs iOS 14 with new accessibility features, like AirPods Pro audio tweaks
VoiceOver efficiency with custom rotors
Creating an Accessible Reading Experience
Create a seamless speech experience in your apps
Make your app visually accessible
App accessibility for Switch Control
iOS and iPadOS 14: The MacStories Overview
iOS 14 beta: It's complicated finally
iOS 14 accessibility feature performs actions by tapping your iPhone
Here's how to assign a shortcut to iOS 14's new Back Tap feature
New iOS 14 feature lets the iPhone alert you if it hears sounds like a doorbell or fire alarm
Sound Recognition is a powerful new Accessibility feature in iOS/iPadOS 14
Apple details hand and body pose detection in WWDC 2020 session
iOS 14: Developers can now take advantage of the U1 chip thanks to new 'Nearby Interaction
iOS 14 s new Home screen widgets aren t as powerful as you might think
Phone Calls Will Finally Stop Taking Up the Entire Screen in iOS 14
Apple s new iOS 14 home screen brings Windows Phone Live Tiles back to life
Several new iOS 14 features take inspiration from Samsung s One UI
If iOS 14 was Android 11, it would be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S6
With iOS 14, Apple once again crushes Android makers on software update support
App Library is here to help you sort through your app clutter
Apple gives in: iPhone and iPad users can finally change their default mail app and web browser this fall
iOS 14 will let you change your default email and web browser apps
Someone, Please, Explain: WTF Are App Clips Exactly?
App Clips could be a Trojan Horse for Sign In with Apple
App Clips could be just the start of a new approach enabled by 5G iPhones
First take: With iOS 14, Apple changes the very idea of an app
Messages is so much better in iOS 14 and here's why
Siri Suggestions might just be iOS 14's greatest widget
Apple adds encrypted drive support to Files with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
Apple gets it write with Scribble on iPadOS
Why Apple still refuses to give the iPad a calculator
iOS 14 protects your privacy in important new ways
TikTok to stop reading user clipboards after being exposed by iOS 14 privacy feature
TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data
iOS 14 includes revamped Podcasts app with curated suggestions
AirPods and AirPods Pro Updates Coming With iOS 14
iOS 14 and tvOS 14 bring all-new Game Center, expanded Xbox and Playstation controller capabilities
iOS 14: HealthKit expands ECGs with new API, new symptom tracking and mobility types
Video: 9to5Mac Watch Time 26: What s new in watchOS 7? Sleep tracking, face sharing, hand washing
watchOS 7: Hands-on with native Apple Watch sleep tracking
Apple is killing Force Touch on the Apple Watch with watchOS 7
watchOS 7 now supports DRM audio streaming, opening the door for music apps
You can run Shortcuts locally without your iPhone in watchOS 7
macOS Big Sur: The MacStories Overview
The Mac s iconic startup chime is back in macOS Big Sur
macOS Big Sur improves battery insight, retires Network Utility tool
macOS moving from skeuomorphism through flat design to neumorphism designer
Apple Silicon Mac mini dev kit looks like a desktop iPad Pro
How fast are Apple s new ARM Mac chips? It s hard to tell
The Mac s future is on a collision course with the iPad
WWDC 2020: the iPadification of the Mac is coming, no touchscreen required
Accessibility design for Mac Catalyst
If Catalyst Apps Are the Future of Mac Software, the Future Currently Doesn't Look Too Bright for Voiceover
Developers must opt out if they don't want their iOS apps on Mac
Messages looks different yet familiar in macOS Big Sur
Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak Discuss Apple Silicon Transition, Lack of Boot Camp Support, and More
Apple's Rosetta won't support virtualization software like Parallels
Here s what s happening to Boot Camp amid the Apple silicon transition
Apple s new ARM-based Macs won t support Windows through Boot Camp
Tech Tent: Apple says goodbye to Intel
Microsoft vague on the future of Windows virtualization on Mac following Apple Silicon transition
Losing Boot Camp for Arm Macs is no great loss
Intel promises to support two-year transition to Apple Silicon
Former Intel Engineer Explains Why Apple Switched to ARM
Intel s Skylake Processors Was The Tipping Point For Apple To Finally Transition Away From Intel
Apple's new tools can help developers port Chrome extensions to Safari
Apple is bringing Face ID and Touch ID to the web with Safari 14
Apple adds WebP, HDR support, and more to Safari with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur
What's new in HomeKit in iOS 14
DOJ 'taking the first steps towards' Apple antitrust probe in the U.S
Department of Justice Takes Hard Look at Apple's 30% Tax
Apple approves Hey email app, but the fight s not over
Hey founder on Apple's app approval process following fee backlash
Hey opens its email service to everyone as Apple approves its app for good
The App Store is coming under increased scrutiny in U.S. antitrust probe
Apple will soon let developers challenge App Store rules
Comment: This week s keynote quietly tackled five of Apple s antitrust issues
Apple Just Castrated The IDFA, Sending An $80 Billion Industry Into Upheaval
Apple's new Find My accessory program goes beyond iPhones and tracking fobs
Fleetsmith customers unhappy with loss of third-party app support after Apple acquisition
Gaming on Apple platforms is set for some big changes here are a few
Five of the best new features coming to Siri
Launch Google Assistant on Your iPhone as Quickly as Siri
You Can Saddle Up Your Mac Pro For $400 but You Still Can't Ride It

Sound Off:

Here is a couple of comments from Twitter captured from our BBQ feed during recording.

@pitermach
From the event itself? Home screen widgets are cool. Running iOS apps on a Mac might be if they give more care to the platform's accessibility as a hole. What excites me more is the stuff that was revealed later. Stereo recording on iPhones, the watch getting rotor and Braille...

@ed_edwardson
Not being able to run VM s on their new CPU s is going to be a major productivity killer for me. I hope Apple will finally put serious resources into improving Mac VoiceOver. It s way overdue.

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