iOS 13 to feature Dark Mode, new Siri voice and more

Aside from the insanely impressive new Mac Pro, Apple also showcased the upcoming iOS 13 at its annual WWDC. The beta version of the OS is available right now, however, its final version will come in the fall. If you’re an Apple fan, you’ll surely be excited about the new features to come which includes Dark Mode, a new Siri voice, swipe keyboard, camera upgrades and more.

Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federigh introduced iOS 13 to the world at WWDC 2019.

Come over to the dark side

Who else agrees that everything is better in Dark Mode? It doesn’t just save battery, it is also easier on the eyes, especially at night. With the update, all your favorite iPhone apps can go over to the dark side. Yes, this includes system apps like Calendar, Music, Photos, and more. It also makes your iPhone look sleeker, but if you’re a fan of the good ol’ bright screen, you can just schedule Dark Mode automatically whenever you want.

Swipe to type

Apple finally makes typing with one hand so much easier. You won’t have to download third-party apps like Swype to swipe on your keyboard. Apple’s QuickPath typing will allow you to just drag your finger along the keyboard to spell out your phrases. Like other virtual keyboards, this update gives spelling suggestions as you write.

Better pictures

Opening your Photos library in iOS 13 is a more fun experience. First off, there’s less clutter since the update will curate your library and highlight your favorite pictures. Videos, including your live photos, will autoplay, too, when you open Photos.

Aside from organizing your library, the new Photos app lets you edit your photos easier. Just tap, swipe and drag across the multiple effects including new ones like vignette, vibrance, auto enhance and noise reduction.

Love taking portrait shots on your iPhone? iOS 13 will allow you to make Portrait Lighting adjustments right in the Camera app. There’ll be no need for third-party apps and other edits.

Siri finds a new voice

Apple’s virtual assistant Siri gets a more natural voice. Now when you ask Siri to do things, she’ll sound more human and less like clipped voices.

Siri also gets optimized for better performance on AirPods, HomePod, CarPlay, and Safari.

If you want to learn more about iOS 13 updates, visit www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/06/apple-previews-ios-13

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