Usually, news coming from Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is heavy on software and applause.
The keynote, which typically serves as a venue for Apple to highlight its latest iOS operating system, was done online only, because of crowd restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus. And on Monday, the tech giant used this year’s WWDC to get a bit socially conscious and announced it will make its own silicon chips for its Macs and new operating software.
During a pre-taped presentation from Apple Park, CEO Tim Cook didn’t mince words discussing why Black lives matter and addressing the challenges of the coronavirus during the company’s first-ever all-virtual conference. The event comes amid an ongoing global pandemic that has forced many governments to order residents to shelter in place and intensified calls to eliminate systemic racism following the worldwide outrage since the smartphone-recorded deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis