This visual guide to WWDC 2020 hits all the high points

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The virtual WWDC 2020 keynote packed in loads of exciting revelations. Breeze through the highlights in sketchnotes!
The virtual WWDC 2020 keynote packed in loads of exciting revelations. Breeze through all the highlights in these very visual sketchnotes!

WWDC 2020 Monday’s WWDC 2020 keynote was very polished and a little fast-paced for me. This year, the entire Worldwide Developers Conference is virtual due to COVID-19, and the presentations flowed seamlessly from presenter to presenter, leaving little time for someone drawing to catch a breath. I ended up with five pages of drawings in my notebook.

I sketched out the important new features coming in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7 and more. For a quick visual recap of the highlights of the WWDC 2020 keynote, check out my sketchnotes below.

WWDC 2020 sketchnotes

iOS 14 means a whole new iPhone

Apple WWDC 2020 keynote: iOS 14 brings loads of exciting new features.
iOS 14 brings loads of exciting new features.
Sketchnote: Andy McNally/Cult of Mac

iOS 14 adds an App Library to help organize your Home screen, Widgets, Picture in Picture support, new Messages features and Translate, a new app to ease conversations with two people speaking different languages.

iPadOS, App Clips, Scribble and AirPods updates

Apple WWDC 2020 keynote: The iPad is learning some new tricks. (So are CarPlay and AirPods.)
The iPad is learning some new tricks. (So are CarPlay and AirPods.)
Sketchnote: Andy McNally/Cult of Mac

I’m excited to try out Apple’s new Scribble feature on the iPad. iPadOS will be able to recognize handwritten text via the Apple Pencil in the Notes app and even in the search text field. Apple said it wants to make handwriting as powerful as typed text.

Apple Watch, Wind Down, Hand Washing and tvOS

Apple WWDC 2020 keynote: Apple Watch didn't get left out. Same goes for HomeKit and Apple TV.
Apple Watch didn’t get left out. Same goes for HomeKit and Apple TV.
Sketchnote: Andy McNally/Cult of Mac

The new Apple Watch features coming in watchOS 7 included sleep tracking. shareable watch faces and a handful of new workouts. (And don’t forget the COVID-19-fighting feature designed to prompt you to wash your hands the right way.)

macOS BigSur, Mac Catalyst and Safari

Apple WWDC 2020 keynote: The Mac is getting a major overhaul with macOS Big Sur.
The Mac is getting a major overhaul with macOS Big Sur.
Sketchnote: Andy McNally/Cult of Mac

Apple really lavished some love on the Mac with macOS Big Sur.

Apple Silicon, Universal 2, Rosetta 2 and Virtualization

Apple WWDC 2020 keynote: Macs will run on custom-made Apple Silicon within two years.
Macs will run on custom-made Apple Silicon within two years.
Sketchnote: Andy McNally/Cult of Mac

The switch from Intel chips to custom Apple Silicon marks yet another milestone for the Mac.