Apple Integrates Dark Mode, New Privacy Features, More Into IOS 13

Posted: Jun 5 2019, 4:29am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Apple integrates dark mode, new privacy features, more into iOS 13
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Say hello to the new Siri.

It’s that time of the year again for Apple fans and developers as the company came out to provide fresh updates for its devices at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

At this year’s event, Apple debuted new features for the iOS 13, including a dark mode option and a new sign-in option that is focused on privacy, among many other new tools.


The updated operating system for iPhones will allow users to enable dark mode, which the company says is “seamlessly integrated throughout the system.” A lot of mobile apps on iPhones, as well as Android devices, are now offering the feature since a lot of users prefer a dark theme because a darker screen feels easier on the eyes. Among the first platforms to enable dark mode include Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Google Maps, Pocket and Feedly.


Apart from dark mode, the new iOS will also have a new “Sign In with Apple” tool that lets users hide their email addresses and passwords from apps that require login credentials. This way, instead of signing in with a social account like Facebook and Google, or filling out forms, iPhone users can simply use their Apple ID to log in to an app.


Another highlight is the iOS’ revamped Photos app, which will curate the user’s library to highlight the best images while hiding clutter and similar photos. The app will also be able to autoplay videos without having to tap on a certain video. Users who wish to edit their photos can now do Portrait Lighting adjustments directly through the Camera app.


Apple is also rolling out an updated map that will show wider road coverage, better pedestrian data, more accurate addresses and a more detailed land cover. The tech giant said the map is already available in select cities and states, with the company planning to expand the launch to more U.S. cities by the end of 2019 and to more countries in 2020.


Additionally, the iOS 13 will also feature a refreshed Reminders interface with a quick toolbar, as well as a new Notes app that will have a new Gallery View with shared folders and new search tools and checklist options.

The Messages app was also updated to allow users to automatically share a contact’s name and photo, or their customized Memoji or Animoji.

Apple is also introducing a new Siri with a more natural voice, in addition to Siri Shortcuts that offer personalized routines. Siri will also be able to read incoming messages from Messages or any SiriKit-enabled messaging app.

The company promises faster performance with the new OS, with the Face ID now able to unlock up to 30% faster. Apps will also launch up to two times faster than before, the company said.

However, Apple decided to limit the updates to the more recent iPhone versions. The iPhone 6 and earlier versions will no longer be able to update to the new OS.

Apple said the iOS 13 is coming this fall.

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