Tuesday, June 23, 2020

It goes to 11

🍎 It’s official. Apple is switching Macs to it’s own silicon, starting this year. The way they’re doing it makes total sense based on their previous transitions. And stuffing an iPad CPU inside a Mac mini case as a hardware prototype for developers to use before final hardware ships is a pretty cool trick. It doesn’t let anything out of the bag on what Apple is planning for hardware, but gets the job done. Barring accidents, the Macs I have now will be the last I own with Intel chips.

💪 If I get a Surface Pro X, or a future version of it, for my day-job work, there’s a chance all of my day-to-day devices could be ARM-based. That’s a really interesting future to consider. And yet, Intel stock price is up today.

❌ The new version of Apple’s desktop OS is dropping the X and going to be called macOS 11. The X has been around for two decades, and while I’m not sad to go, it deserves a moment of nostalgia.

📧 Hey and Apple found a temporary truce just before WWDC kicked off. It’s nice to have some resolution, even if it’s temporary, and not have this hanging over the week. I have a feeling that this won’t be the last we’ll see of this particular negotation in public. And I, for one, hope that the results lead to a better outcome for all developers.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Microsoft Teams is starting to go personal. The ability to log into Teams using a personal account in addition to an organization account will be rolling out across Android and iOS versions of the app.

🧑🏿 The Information reports that only 2.7% of top roles in big tech are held by black executives. White execs, along with the rest of us white folks, in those companies have a lot of work to do on implicit biases.