Apple said it is breaking up with Intel and transitioning its line of computers to processors it has designed itself, in a long-anticipated shift ending a 15-year partnership, reported the Wall Street Journal.
The news was the centerpiece of a company keynote Monday that also highlighted a new app to provide real-time translation, a new effort to use an iPhone for car keys and various updates across Apple’s software ecosystem.
The event is the tech giant’s first virtual conference for more than 20 million Apple developers. Typically, Apple gathers roughly 6,000 such developers in San Jose, Calif., in June in an effort to generate enthusiasm for new products and software tools they can use to build apps for iPhones, iPads and Macs.
Apple said it had created a new app called Translate that uses Siri to provide real-time translation of conversations across 11 languages such as Spanish and English. The company also said it was updating its iMessage system to allow users to pin conversations, thread replies and mention people directly in a group text exchange.
The updates to Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 14, opened the company’s keynote, a reversal from years past when it is the culmination of the roughly two-hour presentation. The company said it also is planning updates to its Watch, TV and Mac operating systems.
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