During this year’s WWDC, Apple unveiled iOS 13 with several new modes including dark mode, an improved map application along with improved privacy features.
Among many new features, Apple introduced its highly anticipated dark mode which has become extremely popular among smartphone users recently. According to Apple, the dark mode will work across all of the native apps of iOS.
Apart from the Dark Mode, iOS 13 comes with better on-device machine learning tools which will help users to identify best images while hiding duplicate contents. Moreover, the latest version of iOS will come with improved security as you will now be able to sign into third party applications and websites using your Apple ID which includes the ability to sign in using FaceID and TouchID which will eliminate the need of typing email address and passwords every time you want to sign in somewhere.
Apart from these, the iOS 13 will bring an all new Maps experience to the users with “broader road coverage, better pedestrian data, more precise addresses and more detailed landcover”.
If you are interested in using the latest version of iOS, then you will be glad to know that the first beta version of iOS 13 is available for download now for developers with the public version coming later in June. The iOS 13 will be available as a free upgrade to iPhone 6s or later users later this fall.
Here are some of the features Apple revealed it its official press release shortly after its keynote speech.
- Reminders has a new look and offers intelligent ways to create and edit reminders, with more ways to organize and keep track of them. With deeper integration with Messages, it’s also easy to tag someone in a reminder so that it surfaces when the user messages with that person.
- Messages can automatically share a user’s name and photo, or customized Memoji or Animoji, to easily identify who is in the Messages thread. Memoji are automatically made into sticker packs built into the iOS keyboard, so they can be used in Messages, Mail and other apps. Memoji also feature new hairstyles, headwear, makeup, piercings and accessories.
- Siri has a new, more natural voice, and Siri Shortcuts now supports Suggested Automations that provide personalized routines for things like heading to work or going to the gym.
- CarPlay gets its biggest update ever with a new Dashboard to view music, maps and more in a single view, plus a new Calendar app and Siri support for third-party navigation and audio apps.
- HomePod can distinguish voices from anyone in the home to deliver personal requests, including messages, music and more. Live radio also gives Siri access to over 100,000 radio stations from iHeartRadio, radio.com and TuneIn, and a new sleep timer turns off music after a set amount of time.
- Text Editing is enhanced, making scrolling documents, moving the cursor and selecting text faster and more accurate.
- Health includes new ways to track, visualize and predict a woman’s menstrual cycle.
- Location Services controls give users more choices for how they share location data with apps, including a new one-time location option and more information on when apps are using location in the background.
- Performance improvements make the entire system more responsive with faster Face ID unlock.