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Computer – Apple joins the iPhone and the Mac with a new chip

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Apple announced several new products Monday at its annual conference for developers.

Tim Cook on June 22, 2020.

AFP

Your apps on your Mac: by the end of the year, it will be possible to use iPhone applications on the new computers in the range, in addition to the usual software, announced Apple Monday.

The giant of the electronics will now manufacture its own chips for its range of computers, without completely ignore Intel, to bring together the ecosystem of different devices, iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

This is the new the most significant of the various innovations revealed on Monday by the california firm at its annual conference for developers, which takes place online due to the pandemic of sars coronavirus. Tim Cook, boss of Apple, has presented the change as a “leap forward for the Mac”.

Two years of transition

The new chip should make computers of the brand more efficient while reducing their energy consumption. The transition, orchestrated by “Apple Silicon”, is going to take two years and the company will still release new models with Intel chips.

The new chip-to-measure has been inspired by the needs of the other devices of the brand. “It all started with the iPhone, which required the building that seemed impossible,” said Johny Srouji, head of the technology “hardware” (equipment).

Developers will now have to adapt their applications. Apple has ensured that software is very widespread as those of Microsoft (Word, Excel) or Adobe were already prepared and worked very well on the new system.

Myriad of innovations

Apple has also introduced a myriad of innovations and improvements for different devices and interfaces. The latest version of its operating system, iOS 14, focuses on the concurrency, the prediction based artificial intelligence. Instead of a single application to be displayed on the screen, users will be able to watch a video while answering a text message, and a phone call, or the voice assistant Siri will not take over the whole place.

The ergonomics is also reviewed, with groups of applications and icons of different sizes, not to mention the ability of the smartphone to predict what you are going to have the desire to open.

Apple will also launch the “app clip”, a sort of mini-apps that do not need to be installed and displayed from other applications or messages (to rent a bicycle in self-service or order something to eat, for example).

(AFP/NXP)

Published today at 00h50

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