It's time to start wondering how Apple will upgrade the quality of life for iPhone and iPad users with iOS 13. Last year's iOS 12 focused on under-the-hood improvements that helped the OS run smoothly on older devices, while also streamlining notifications and adding tools to measure screen-time management. So how does Apple follow that up with iOS 13?
According to early rumors, iOS 13 will provide interface updates, as well as long overdue changes aimed at updating. A as far as what we want, we're hoping for Apple's camera software to catch up with Google's, and for necessary updates to Safari and other key iOS apps.
iOS 13 Release Date: What We Expect
The Reveal : June 3, 2019? Apple has historically unveiled its major updates to iOS at WWDC, its Worldwide Developers Conference, where execs outline what are coming to the company's assorted operating systems .. iOS updates are formally announced and previewed at that
Beta: Early (Developer) and Late (Public) June 2019. For those who do not have versions of iOS, Apple makes beta versions available to developers on the same day as the keynote (which requires a Developer Account, which costs $ 99). Apple has been offering public betas, which are slightly more stable since 2016. Those typically launch three weeks after the keynote, in either late June or early July, and are updated repeatedly throughout the summer.
Final Release: Sept. 2019. For most of iOS's history – the last seven years – Apple has released the officially completed build of its major updates midway through September during the same year as its WWDC announcement. During this run, the earliest it's come out was Sept. 13 (iOS 10 in 2016) and the latest was Sept. 19 (iOS 6 in 2012 and iOS 11 in 2017).
iOS 13 Rumored Features
iOS features tend to make their way to the Mac, but for iOS 13, it could be a two-way street. According to Bloomberg, iOS 13 is adding a dark mode aimed at making it easier to see your phone's screen at night and reducing battery consumption. That's a feature Apple added to the Mac last year with MacOS Mojave. That same report stated that CarPlay will get improvements, but didn't give any specifics.
iOS 12 ignored the iPad, but that's likely to change with this year's version, which would be keeping with Apple's pattern of adding tablet-specific features every other year. iOS 9 brought multitasking, for example, while iOS 11 introduced the dock and App Spaces to the iPad. This year, we are expecting new home screen design, tabbed apps and file management improvements.
A new home screen, for iOS on both the iPhone and iPad, was expected in iOS 12, but was reportedly pushed back so that Apple could instead focus on system stability and performance. Expect interface changes to a focus this time around.
We've been expecting an original video service to launch in the TV app in 2019. Other subscription services, such as a to-be-announced magazine subscription feature, could also land somewhere in iOS 13.
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Also, expect that iOS 13 will increase the duration of the video captured by Live Photos, as the current 3- second duration may be too short for some. You will also have the option of mute email conversations, when you are on a thread you do not care about – already feature in Messages.
The Features We Want in iOS 13
That's what we've heard, anyway, but what about our hopes and dreams for iOS 13? Tim Cook announces in June
One of the biggest, most significant software changes to add to iOS 13 would be a major retooling of its image processing, to Google's Night Sight. Right now, if you take photos with an iPhone XS and a Pixel 3 in a dark bar, the images shot on Google's phone look dramatically makes the iPhone seem already out of date.
iOS devices to unlock the camera. A triple click of the lock button (on the side of the phone) can already trigger the iPhone's magnifying glass mode (great for reading small text to identify iPhone chargers), so why can't a double click be mapped to open the camera? GIFs: Right now, you need to pay $ 10 per month for a good way to turn iOS Live Photos to GIFs
Let Us Make GIFs: , through the Giphy app's lossy, low-grade method. You can perform such a feat in the macOS Photos app, so please, Apple, bring this feature to iOS, so we can save money and perform this trick on the road. Options for custom annotation and watermarking, would be especially slick.
Control Center Improvements: It's so odd that Apple's Control Center (found by swiping down from the top right corner on newer iPhones and swiping up on older models) offers so many granular settings, but puts a roadblock between some of the most important involving connectivity. You can select a network or device if you want to disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from Control Center. What do you do with Bluetooth? Bluetooth works with a remote control, so that the button is actually off Bluetooth?
] Apple Music Needs to Catch Up: Have you used Spotify recently? While I'm paying Apple Music subscriber, I spent some time with the streaming king recently, and was shocked by how much it improved in nothing, little ways. Not only does Spotify look better than ever – while Apple Music adopted the rather among overall style of iOS – there are now swipe gestures to skip tracks and rewind. Also, its three-tab design (Home, Search, Your Library) is clearer than Apple's five tabs (Library, For You, Browse, Radio, Search) structure. Apple would do some of these features for its own music offering.
An AirPods App: If AirPods are about to get a bunch of new features, including those enabled by new biometric sensors coming in the 2nd gen model, it would make sense for Apple to make an AirPods app. This would make it easier to adjust AirPods options, which are currently buried in Settings. It also makes sense if the Apple Watch has its own app. too.
Full Safari: As I used to use the iPad Pro as my work computer, I hit a ton of walls exploring the limitations of mobile Safari. So, if the iPad is about to get a real version of Adobe Photoshop, 2019 is a perfect time for it to get a real version of Safari, or for Apple to allow full versions of Chrome or Firefox onto the iPad.
This will allow for more complicated sites, like those that we at Tom's Guide use to produce articles such as this one, to work on an iPad. Not everyone can get an app for their work; some of us just need to use the websites that already exist.
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