Apple iOS 13 New Features and Updates in a Nutshell
A week after the launch of impressive set of smart devices, Apple launched iOS 13 – the latest in its series of operating systems for iPhone. The new features bring massive opportunities for entrepreneurs to introduce new apps and developers to innovate. Following are the ten notable areas where Apple introduced innovative iOS 13 features.
Siri gets a new voice based on Neural Text-to-speech. Unlike earlier versions which sounded robotic, the new voice sounds much more natural with occasional emphasis on words wherever required. The listeners would feel like talking to a human.
The revitalized voice assistant now provides personalized recommendations in Safari, Radio, Podcasts, and Maps. It suggests most visited apps, reading list and bookmarks to the users. Besides, you can also switch the radio station all by voice commands. In one of the previous articles about iOS development trends, Mob Inspire experts correctly predicted the changes in Siri.
Apple brings the much anticipated dark mode in iOS 13 features to facilitate usability particularly in low-light areas. This new theme implements at the system level and not for the selected apps. You can also integrate dark mode with third party apps.
There are various options to use dark mode. Users can schedule the mode to automatically turn on and off at predefined times. For instance, the phone environment would turn dark at sunset and switch back to light mode at sunrise. Wallpapers also change automatically to ensure optimization.
A built-in shortcut app allows you to personalize daily routine. You will get reminders whenever a scheduled event draws nearer.
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3. Airpods and Accessibility
iOS 13 enables you to connect two pairs of Airpods simultaneously. Thus, two users can listen to a song at the same time.
Siri can also read your messages aloud when indicated by the owner. This feature would work with Airpod of second generation or above. Apple aims to launch both audio sharing and loud messages features in upcoming fall update.
The enhancement in accessibility reflects in the fact that users can control device solely with voice commands. The OS ensures to process new languages and words on device since connection to third party may result in eavesdropping.
This version of iOS brings an exciting range of features for enhancing accessibility. Rich text editor is most notable as it enables users to correct sentences and words simply by giving voice commands.
The voice control in camera remains active only while you are looking at it. It sleeps once you look away to ensure that the phone does not catch the commands while you are talking to someone around.
One of the most incredible new features is the portrait lighting adjustment. You can take the virtual lighting effect closer to a subject or farther from it. Moreover, Light-Key Mono is another lighting effect which turns an image into classic black and white.
The redefined Photos tab enables users to find and manage pictures in multiple ways. For instance, you can create a timeline of photos for each month, week, and day – and view the remarkable moments. Besides, Photos tab would only show the best shot when a group of multiple shots are taken.
A smart organization of photos provides the ability to view the most important images by prioritizing the significant ones over relatively insignificant ones. Photos also show the images of people with birthdays so that you can easily navigate to those photos.
6. Find My
The previous versions of iOS had two distinct apps called “Find My iPhone” and Find My Friends. iOS 13 combines the two apps to increase usability. Now you can search for devices and people from the same app.
One attractive feature is to find a device without WiFi or cellular connection. You can achieve this feat by connecting another device to yours via Bluetooth. The location of your device would appear on the connected device without sharing any other piece of information.
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7. Apple ID Sign-in
The users no longer need to create separate accounts each time they need sign-ups for websites and third party apps. Apple ID can now be used to quickly log into apps like Google account. The difference lies in the fact that you can log in not only through passwords but through Touch ID and Face ID as well.
Apple sign-in prevents sharing email if you intend so. Thus, you can choose to sign-in using Face or Touch ID without sharing email address. Apple ID is now more flexible allowing platform independent signing. For instance, you can open apps requiring Apple ID on desktop and android phones as well.
Apple is redesigning Maps for quite some time. A small glimpse appeared in latter updates of iOS 12. The new revamped app is set to roll out with the fall update. The app is going to offer highly realistic view that would offer almost effortless understanding to new users.
This high resolution app with improved distinctions of roads from pavement would be available initially in the US. It also provides a highly interactive 3D view. The integration of Siri with Maps is also enhanced with natural language and end-point guidance.
An iPhone with iOS 13 is capable of recognizing multiple voices. This feature allows more than one users to use the same phone. In essence your phone can tell apart your voice from that of your family members and friends providing personalized experience to each user.
Each user of this phone would be able to play their playlist, for example, with referring to the name using HomePod. Moreover, you can transition between HomePod and Airpod in real-time without needing to “pause” the song or hold a phone call.
Apple reaffirms its commitment to data security by sharing photos and videos with iCloud from HomeKit-enabled cameras. There is a range of small changes in Home app to increase usability with changing iOS app trends.
Users would be able to control the communication between routers and HomeKit accessories to increase security with the upcoming update. The same update will also bring features that would automate music playing features with AirPlay 2 speakers.
Let’s Innovate and Inspire!
The developers at Mob Inspire are all set to play around with new features to innovate and inspire. Our experts tested iOS 13 features in combination with Bionic processors to learn that this operating system version is twice as fast as any of its predecessors.
Mob Inspire has the privilege to develop apps in every version of iOS. Our team loves to work on challenges and innovative ideas. We would love to work with you on the next big thing. Contact us today.