Apple to unveil major changes in iOS 13; launches new iPod touch with A10 processor

Apple to unveil major changes in iOS 13; launches new iPod touch with A10 processor

Rishabh Pachory

Tech giant Apple is set to unveil a slew of features and tools including software and hardware along with major updates on its iOS and MacOS ecosystems. With the new updates, the goal is to make a better software experience while keeping it easy to use and connected to other softwares in the ecosystem. Additionally, on Tuesday Apple introduced the new iPod touch which packs the A10 Fusion chip designed to bring improved performance.

While iOS 13 is a certainty, Apple could also refresh its Mac Pro and announce interoperability between iOS and MacOS at its annual developer conference WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California next week.

iOS 13, expected to be part of iPhone 11 this year, would have a new home screen, a system-wide "dark mode" setting, expanded multi-tasking capabilities and an "undo" options. Apple is also said to be "cultivating greater interoperability" between iOS and MacOS. The new MacOS 10.15 may let Mac users use an iPad as a second screen, which will be handy for those that use Apple products on a large basis.

According to a Digital Trends report, not all Apple devices may support iOS 13."Those rumoured to be cut off from the latest software include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, the iPad Mini 2, and the original iPad Air," said the report. The company could also debut the updated Mac Pro, which it had pledged to reveal in 2019.

As for the iPod touch, it starts at ₹18,900 for the 32GB model, ₹28,900 for the 128GB model and ₹38,900 for the 256GB model and is available through Apple authorised resellers and select carriers, Apple said in a statement.

"We're making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality starting at just $199," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing. With Apple Music, subscribers can access a catalogue of over 50 million songs, thousands of playlists, Beats 1 Radio and daily editorial selections from music experts.

Subscribers can create their own playlists, watch music videos, listen to Beats 1 shows from their favourite artists on demand and share music with their friends. The new iPod touch also provides fun augmented reality (AR) experiences across gaming, education and web browsing, Apple said.