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Apple previews new iPhone software, switches to ‘game changer’ Mac chips

Upgraded software for the Apple Watch will also detect when wearers wash their hands.

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s presentation on Monday revolved around an array of new features that, for instance, could help iPhone users manage their apps better, find new ones, and use their phones to unlock and start their cars remotely.

The silicon switch brings the Mac into line with the company's iPhone and iPads, which already use Apple-designed chips.

The silicon switch brings the Mac into line with the company’s iPhone and iPads, which already use Apple-designed chips.Credit:AP

Apple also promised an upgraded version of its digital assistant Siri intended to make it smarter and less cumbersome, helping it fend off rival voice-activated concierges made by Google and Amazon.

Apple also said its Mac computers will begin using its own chips as it phases our the Intel processors that have powered the machines for the past 15 years.

Some Macs will have the Apple chips before the end of the year, but the full transition away from Intel chips won’t be completed until 2022.

There had been speculation that Apple would unveil apps that rely on augmented reality, or AR, a technology that melds digitally projected images with the real world.

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Although Cook has been hyping AR has the next big wave in technology, it hasn’t caught on in the mainstream yet and Apple didn’t drop any new bombshells about it during Monday’s event.

Instead, the company disclosed a few relatively minor features in its AR platform for iPhones and iPads in a written summary.

The company gave no indication whether the pandemic-driven disruptions in work in the factories that make iPhone parts will delay the release of the next model. The company typically unveils its next iPhones in early September and then starts selling them toward the end of the month.

Apple is expected to roll out as many as four different iPhone 12 models this year, including its first version that will be able to work on the next generation of ultrafast wireless networks known as 5G.

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