iOS 13 revealed; top new features explained
Apple has revealed the new iOS 13 which brings a host of new improvements to the company’s mobile operating system. Interestingly, this version of iOS 13 will only come to iPhone 6s and later, as iPads now get a dedicated iPadOS. Here are iOS 13’s key features:
- Dark Mode: Dark Mode is trending nowadays because a system-wide dark colour is easier on the user’s eye. Almost all Android phone companies have this mode baked into their UI, and now Apple has also jumped into the bandwagon. iOS 13’s Dark Mode can be used by third-party apps as well. Users can also schedule it for automatic turn on/ off.
- Sign-in with Apple: Instead of using other email addresses or social accounts, iOS users can now authenticate their sign-in with their device’s Face ID without revealing any personal information. Users can now hide their email addresses and can even make Apple create a random email for the app or service which requires one.
- New editing tools: Photo effects can be increased or decreased with just a swipe within the Photos app. Most photo editing tools like rotate, crop, filters, etc. will now also be available for video editing. Then, Portrait Lighting adjustments can be made from within the Camera app itself, and there are also new effects for portraits.
- Siri updated: With iOS 13, Sir gets an audio update making it sound smoother and more natural. These improvements will also be extended to HomePod, AirPods, CarPlay, etc.
- Maps for CarPlay: Apple Maps for Carplay will be updated by the end of 2019, where users will be able to see roads, parks, buildings, etc. There will also be a look around feature giving users an high-res 3D view of the area. Users will also be able to tag their favourite places.
- Lighter apps: Performance improvements on iOS 13 include a new way to package iPhone apps on the App Store which is claimed to reduce app download sizes by up to 50 per cent and app update sizes by up to 60 per cent, resulting in apps launching up to twice as fast.
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