Apple rose more than 2.6% to $358.9, leading the Dow, while Intel rose less than 0.8% to $60.1.
Apple also released a series of new software at the conference, including the new mobile operating system IOS 14, as well as a new main screen for iPhone, iPad OS 14, Mac OS bigsur, watchos 7, etc.
Apples WWDC 2020 Conference opened at 1 a.m. Beijing time on the 23rd. Apple announced that the Mac computer will turn to the companys own chip, and the IMAC of the demo prototype uses a12z chip, the same as the iPad Pro 2020.
Meanwhile, with the same architecture, the new Mac with Apples own chips will be able to run iPhone and iPad applications natively. The new app will be installed directly from the MAC app store. At the same time, like the desktop app, multiple IOS apps can run side by side with Mac OS apps. Apple said the new feature will be released at the conference together with the new Mac with apple chip as early as the end of the year.
Bringing arm chips to Macs improves efficiency and battery life without sacrificing speed, reduces heat dissipation, and designs thinner products.
Compared with Intel based MAC, arm based chip will have many advantages, such as faster performance and lower power consumption. And the processor based on arm will also use artificial intelligence to significantly improve the graphics performance and application speed.
Apples share price rose 2.62% to close at $358.87, up 22.83% this year, and Intels share price rose 0.79% to close at $60.09, up 1.47% this year.
A symbolic blow
For Intel, the financial blow from breaking up with Apple will not be too serious.
For decades, Intel, the worlds largest chipmaker, has shrugged off attempts to shake its dominant position in the field of personal computers. Today, its only direct competitor is AMD, whose new processors have taken market share in the past two years. But amd still generates less than 10% of Intels revenue. Other efforts to break Intels monopoly have had little effect.
Microsoft has a version of the windows operating system that uses chips made by Qualcomm. PC makers, including Microsoft itself, are producing laptops based on Qualcomm chips. These products are highly praised for their long battery life, but their market share is not large. Qualcomms processor is based on ARM technology, and Apples chip is also based on this technology.
Although Intels control of the market is largely unaffected and profits continue to grow, analysts have seen signs of a decline. This is mainly due to the continuous backwardness of the introduction of new production technology. Intel, once a leader in key areas of processor speed and efficiency, is now behind TSMC, the maker of all the chips designed for apple.
Is apple more like Android?
At the conference, apple made a series of software improvements to its products. This will be the biggest change to the iPhones home screen since the iPhone was released in 2007. It may also be said that this series of changes makes Apples system more like Android.
Craig federighi, vice president of software engineering at Apple, who was in charge of the presentation, said that this design solved the problem of too many mobile apps that required continuous page turning or search.
Another obvious change is that the main screen of IOS 14 supports widget functions, multiple components support intelligent stacking, and users can place multiple components in the same location, and then slide to call. The component can also display some information without opening the app, such as weather, motion data and so on.
Siri has also improved, with more and more intelligence, such as whats the principle of hybrid cars? Siri can answer. According to apple, Siri now has 20 times more information than it did three years ago, which is why it has become smarter.
For car owners, theres a feature to note - the legendary carkey is finally on the scene.
This feature has been exposed many times before. Carkey aims to replace the physical car key with iPhone or applewatch to unlock some cars with NFC chips. Or share car keys via Apples IMessage message.
In addition, with regard to headphones, apple said that airpods will now automatically switch from iPhone to computer when needed. Currently, if users need to switch between different apple devices when using airpods, they need to turn on Bluetooth settings.
On the afternoon of June 22, according to the report of Guoming? An analyst of Tianfeng international, benefiting from the cancellation of free wired headphones for iPhone 12 in the second half of 2020 and the release of the new airpods 3 in 2021, it is estimated that the total airpods shipments in 2021 will increase by about 28% to 120 million units year on year. Apple is expected to launch airpods3 in the first half of 2021 and end production of airpods2, according to the report.
There is also Apples watch system. This generation of watchos7 has finally launched the sleep monitoring function, but what Apple does differently from other watches is that it not only monitors data, but also helps sleep (wind down). For example, when sleeping, the screen will gradually darken, and at the same time, it will play sleep music. After you get up, there will be simple greetings and sleep data.
Apple also added a hand washing monitoring function to the new system, after brushing the watchos7 system. When users wash their hands, the countdown will appear on the watch.
With novel coronavirus pneumonia cases increasing, Apple Corp closed some American stores again.
In June 19th, novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in the United States were increased, and the company will temporarily close 11 stores in Florida, Arizona, South Carolina and North Carolina, Apple Corp said. Customers who repair equipment in these stores will have a weekend to get their equipment back.
Since Apple closed its stores for the first time in March, all U.S. stores have been reopened with the improvement of the epidemic, and there are some epidemic prevention measures, including the need for consumers to wear masks and take temperature measurements, as well as the need for stores in some areas to make appointments and pick up on the side of the road, CNBC reported on June 20. Now, affected by the epidemic, whether some stores can be opened or not is uncertain. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is now being closed in some communities due to the current situation of new crown pneumonia in some communities we serve. An apple spokesman said in a statement, we have taken this initiative with great caution, we have followed the situation closely and hope that our team and consumers will return as soon as possible. Now, the novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in the United States steadily increase. As of 5:49 Beijing time on June 23rd, the United States has accumulated more than 2 million 300 thousand confirmed cases and a total of 120 thousand deaths. Source: editor in charge of daily economic news: Yang Bin_ NF4368
Since Apple closed its stores for the first time in March, all U.S. stores have been reopened with the improvement of the epidemic, and there are some epidemic prevention measures, including the need for consumers to wear masks and take temperature measurements, as well as the need for stores in some areas to make appointments and pick up on the side of the road, CNBC reported on June 20. Now, affected by the epidemic, whether some stores can be opened or not is uncertain.
Now, the novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in the United States steadily increase. As of 5:49 Beijing time on June 23rd, the United States has accumulated more than 2 million 300 thousand confirmed cases and a total of 120 thousand deaths.