The manufacturer will unveil all its new software there, and unlike in recent years, it is the Mac that should attract all eyes with the announcement of the transition from Intel processors to ARM references developed in-house by Apple.
Rumors have been rumored for many months now to start the construction of a Mac ARM to be launched in 2021. This new architecture would allow Apple to no longer depend on Intel and its roadmap, while bringing new features such as the addition of 4G connectivity, better performance in artificial intelligence and possibly greater autonomy for laptops.
Apple would take this opportunity to announce the different technical details of this transition and offer the appropriate development tools so that publishers can adapt their software to this new architecture. The Californian manufacturer should also present a deployment schedule and indicate how the current applications could work on ARM processors.
The amount of work promises to be already significant for developers, who will have to rewrite a large part of their applications for this new version of macOS ARM. Apple will have, if the announcement is on the agenda, a lot of communication work to do to explain what benefits this new platform can bring and encourage publishers to consider a redesign of their software.
We remember that during the transition between PowerPC and Intel in 2005, Apple had integrated Mac OS X Rosetta, an emulator that had allowed to keep the use of all of its software without suffering a loss of performance.
Developers could also take advantage of Catalyst, a set of tools for quickly transposing an iOS application to Mac. The process has proven its worth, especially with Twitter application on macOS, and should be enriched to speed up the rewriting work.
Finally, developers would obviously be invited to write their applications in Swift, the Apple language, which has been enriched by a framework called Swift UI and which facilitates the creation of interfaces for all of Apple's software platforms. , from Apple Watch to Mac.