Apple’s IOS 13 Update
At the Worldwide Developers Conference held on June 3, Apple unveiled several new features that would be included in its IOS 13 update. Here is a recap of some of the new features that are included in the update:
1. A New Volume Interface
In older versions of the iPhone, users would not be able to change the volume on a video without blocking view of the video itself. The new volume interface will fix this problem.
2. Sleep Mode
Sleep Mode sets new behaviors for the phone when you are going to bed. Some of the improvements are dimming the screen when you check the phone at night, muting all incoming messages and alerts, and darkening the lock screen.
3. Dark Mode
Dark Mode will provide a new theme for iPhone users. Users will also be able to schedule dark mode so that it turns on automatically at a designated time, such as when the sun sets, or when you normally finish dinner.
4. “Sign in with Apple”
This is the equivalent to Google’s “Sign in with Google.” You will be able to authenticate with apps by signing into Apple. Apple claims they will not track you and they’ll provide better security and privacy through this feature.
5. Apple Maps
Historically, Google Maps has been more reliable than Apple Maps. To compete, Apple workers have driven more than 4 million miles across the U.S. to offer a more realistic view of roads, buildings, parks, benches, and airports. While this may initially drop with iOS 13, it won’t be perfected until 2020.
6. Silencing Unknown Callers
Spam calls affect everyone at the most inconvenient times, such as when you’re just sitting down to dinner with your family. Now, finally, you will have the power to silence them!
In addition to these new features for IOS 13, Apple also revealed a new Mac Pro device at the conference that would be launched this fall. The new Mac Pro is a high-end business machine that is not geared toward the average consumer. Apple is reverting to its original mac pro design for this new device. The new Mac Pro has a hefty price tag, starting at $6,000.
Apple is already on its second round of beta testing for the IOS 13 update. If you want to take part in Apple’s beta testing, you can sign up on this website.
This article was co-authored by John DeStefano.