Apple today previewed iOS 13, introducing a dramatic new look for iPhone with Dark Mode and new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites, and navigate the world with an all-new map. iOS 13 is faster and more responsive with optimizations across the system that improve app launch, reduce app download sizes and make Face ID even faster.
“iOS 13 brings new capabilities to the apps you use every day, with rich updates to Photos and Maps, and privacy-protecting features like Sign In with Apple, all while delivering faster performance,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, in a statement. “We’re excited for customers to experience what’s coming to iPhone this fall and can’t wait for them to see how great everything looks in Dark Mode.”
Dark Mode: A Dramatic New Look for iPhone
iPhone has a beautiful new look with Dark Mode, a new dark color scheme that works system-wide and across all native apps to deliver a great viewing experience, especially in low-light environments. Dark Mode is available to third-party app developers for integration into their own apps and can be scheduled to turn on automatically at sunset or at a certain time.
Easier Browsing and Powerful Editing Tools for Photos
Using on-device machine learning, Photos curates the entire library to highlight the best images, automatically hiding clutter and similar photos to showcase significant events from the past day, month or year. Photos and videos are intelligently organized, making it easier to browse, discover and relive favorite memories, with auto play videos to bring the library to life.
Photo editing is more comprehensive and intuitive with new tools that are easier to apply, adjust and review at a glance. With just a swipe, effects can be increased or decreased to create the perfect look, providing photographers with more creative possibilities and control over their images. And in iOS 13, most photo editing tools are now available for video editing, making it possible to rotate, crop or apply filters right within the Photos app.
With iOS 13, Portrait Lighting adjustments can be made right in the Camera app to virtually move the light closer to sharpen eyes and brighten and smooth facial features, or push the light farther away to create a subtle, refined look. A new High-Key Mono effect creates a beautiful, monochromatic look for Portrait mode photos.
Fast, Easy and Private Sign In with Apple
Apple is introducing a new, more private way to simply and quickly sign into apps and websites. Instead of using a social account or filling out forms, verifying email addresses or choosing passwords, customers can simply use their Apple ID to authenticate and Apple will protect users’ privacy by providing developers with a unique random ID. Even in cases where developers choose to ask for a name and email address, users have the option to keep their email address private and share a unique random email address instead. Sign In with Apple makes it easy for users to authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID and has two-factor authentication built in for an added layer of security. Apple does not use Sign In with Apple to profile users or their activity in apps.
All-New Maps Experience
Apple Maps helps millions of people navigate and explore the world, all while protecting user privacy. After driving 4 million miles to rebuild the basemap from the ground up, Apple is delivering a new Maps experience with broader road coverage, better pedestrian data, more precise addresses and more detailed landcover. The new map is available now in select cities and states, and will roll out across the US by the end of 2019 and to more countries in 2020.
Powered by the new basemap and high-resolution 3D photography, a new Look Around feature delivers beautiful street-level imagery of a city with smooth and seamless transitions. iOS 13 brings additional new features to the Maps app, including Collections to easily share favorite restaurants, travel destinations or places to shop with friends, and Favorites for navigating to frequent destinations, such as home, work, the gym or school, with a simple tap from the launch screen.
Additional iOS 13 Features
• Reminders has a new look and offers intelligent ways to create and edit reminders, with more ways to organize and keep track of them. The quick toolbar makes it easier to add times, dates, locations and flags, or add attachments. With deeper integration with Messages, it’s 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, 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 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. Handoff enables users to easily move music, podcasts or a phone call to HomePod when they arrive home.
• With AirPods, Siri can read incoming messages as soon as they arrive, from Messages or any SiriKit-enabled messaging app. A new audio sharing feature makes it easy to watch a movie or share a song with a friend by simply bringing a second pair close to iPhone or iPad.
• Voice Control provides a powerful new experience that enables users to operate their iPhone, iPad or Mac entirely by their voice. Using the latest Siri speech recognition technology, Voice Control gets even more accurate text transcription and editing.
• Notes has a new Gallery View, more powerful collaboration with shared folders, new search tools and checklist options.
• QuickPath brings easy one-hand typing to the iOS keyboard by continuously swiping through the letters of a word.
• Text Editing is enhanced, making scrolling documents, moving the cursor and selecting text faster and more accurate.
• Files app introduces the ability to share folders with iCloud Drive and access files from external storage devices like SD cards and USB flash drives.
• Health offers ways to monitor hearing health and brings 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, and a new way to package iPhone apps on the App Store that reduces app download sizes by up to 50 percent, makes app updates over 60 percent smaller and results in apps launching up to twice as fast.
The developer preview of iOS 13 is available to Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com starting today, and a public beta program will be available to iOS users next month at beta.apple.com. New software features will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 6s and later, and will be available with iPadOS for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later. iPadOS also introduces new capabilities and intuitive features that take advantage of the unique characteristics of iPad. For more information, visit apple.com/ios/ios-13-preview and apple.com/ipados/ipados-preview. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages.
Source: Apple Inc.
MacDailyNews Take: Big, wide-ranging improvements throughout. We can’t wait to get iOS beta on our iPhones and iPadOS beta on our iPads and begin testing all of these new features and improvements. iOS 13 and iPadOS are going to be momentous releases this fall!
And why does Apple refuse to add mouse support to the iPad. Even the guy demoing the product had issue with the touch screen. Come on, the industry would explode with mouse support. We know it is a simple fix because jail broken devices have been doing it for years !!!!
Jezus H Krist YOU ARE A MORON DANNY! Mouse support – wired and Bluetooth – was delivered today, not only for iPad, but iPhone and iPod touch, too.
Please EFFFFFF OFFFFF with your STEWPIDITEA!
A little harsh
Big, big, meh. I honestly don’t know who Apple thinks they are making things for anymore. If they didn’t have user privacy going for them, it’d pretty much be the end for me. This is all so unbelievably mediocre. Each year their keynote underwhelms even more than the last. Sigh. We can’t blame Cook entirely, either. There seem to be an awful lot of engineers around these days that just have nothing resembling vision or creativity whatsoever. :/ What in the holy heck has happened to tech?
The new iPad OS gives me everything I want for my iPad. iOS is simply getting better and more refined every year.
I didn’t see that coming tbh. I rather like the idea of separating the OS per device which has been happening anyway with the new additions watch and Tv etc. Will we eventually get iPhone OS I wonder or because it will likely still remain running a few other devices too will it still remain as iOS.
But I like the idea because it removes that institutional barrier between Mac and iOS as all the operating systems become iterations of the same thing (like it or not). It might stop the ‘them and us’ arguments we keep getting from old school Macheads and the ‘new money’ iOS brigade that has become so ingrained well beyond any real rational reasoning of the relative merits of each. Once we all start taking a more adult line on this and remove the black and white approach we can judge the relative abilities of each device without even thinking about how losely related the underlying OS is.
Personally I feel, more specialised versions of the same underlying core OS that increasingly works seamlessly together anyway but retain the flexibility to make the most of their particular device without the potential compromises of a ‘one OS for all’ approach that so Compromised Windows Phone viability with its years of delays, underwhelming performance, unrealised commonality, functionality loss and technical problems, is the better approach. The realities have never really matched the promise of such a monolithic approach however attractive it sounds. Time will tell.
iPhone SE supported !!!! Yay 🙂
Glad Maps now has Street View. About time. Now all that’s needed to make Maps all that it could be is for it to have multi-point routing were the user picks their starting point (not necessarily wherever their current location may be), stopping point, and however many in-between points they want.