Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, and announced the latest software update for iPhones: iOS 13.The updates introduce dark mode, a rebuilt Maps app, and a slew of new photo-editing and privacy features.These are some of the biggest new features available with iOS 13, which will be released in the fall.The newest software update for iPhones has been announced, and it’s bringing major updates to a bunch of native Apple apps.Apple debuted iOS 13 on Monday at its largest conference of the year, WWDC. The newest software update adds more to what you can do with major Apple apps like Photos and Maps, and revamps the look of your iPhone with the new system-wide “dark mode” color scheme. iOS 13, which rolls out to users in the fall, is now solely made for iPhones and iPods. Meanwhile, iPads get their own operating system iPadOS.Check out some of the biggestchanges.
- One of the biggest changes IOS 13 will bring is which device it’s available on.
Apple announced that iOS 13 is now only for iPhones and iPods. iPads now have their own software, iPadOS.Users with an iPhone 6s or later will be able to download iOS 13 this fall.
- A system wide dark mode is coming to iPhones in IOS 13
Dark mode will give a darker color scheme to your phone’s lock screen and most of Apple’s own apps, including Messages, Apple Music, Maps, Calendar, and News.Dark mode is designed for iPhone use in darker settings that require less screen brightness, and will work with third-party apps if developers choose to add it.
- A number of new editing tools are coming that will make professional-looking adjustments right inside the photos app
The Photos app already had photo-editing tools, but the new tools will be more advanced, similar to third-party photo-editing apps like VSCO. Those tools will also be available for video editing, including the ability to rotate and crop video.
- The way that phones are organized are getting a revamp on IOS 13
Live photos and videos will be auto-played when you scroll through the Photos app, and your memories will be better organized to showcase big events.The Photos app will also use Machine Learning to detect whether an event is recurring (like a birthday), and show memories from the past of the same event.
- Maps is getting a major overhaul
The new Maps uses 3D photography and shows more detail, and has a new Collections tab where you can keep track of your favorite places and frequent stops.
- Maps is also getting a new “look Around “ feature
Look Around offers street-level views that you can navigate through with a few simple touches.Look Around is similar to Google’s Street View feature, although in the demo onstage at WWDC, Look Around appeared to be much smoother and more lifelike than Google’s version.
- Other Apple apps are getting some updates as well
The Reminders app in iOS 13 is getting a lot smarter. When you type in a reminder, the app will be able to understand when and where to notify you. Apple is also adding a feature called “Smart Lists” that will integrate with the Messages app when you tag someone.The Apple Music app will let you scroll through lyrics for music you’re listening to in real-time.The Mail app is getting several changes, including more choices for customizable fonts, multicolored flags for messages, the ability to format messages like you would on desktop, and more.
- Siri’s voice will sounds more natural in IOS 13
Apple is revamping Siri’s voice in iOS 13 using “neural text-to-speech technology.” That means Siri will sound less halting and more human-like when it speaks to you
- Apple has added various privacy oriented features to IOS 13
One of the most notable is “ Sign in with Apple”, a button that will use your Apple ID to authenticate you on apps and websites and will replace signing in with a social account like Facebook or Google.And if you want to hide your email address from a third-party, Apple will create a random, unique address that forwards to your real email address.
- Content sharing looks a bit different in IOS 13
The top row when you go to share a photo or file instead of being devoted to AirDrop will feature suggestions for who to share with and how to share it.