Apple unveils faster iOS 13 with a slew of new features

Apple unveils faster iOS 13 with a slew of new features

Rishabh Pachory

In a bid to make its devices more personalised and secure, Apple on Monday unveiled the next-generation and much faster iOS 13 with features like Dark Mode and Apple sign-in, along with new Mac Pro and a brand new iPadOS.

The highly-agile iOS 13 would make unlocking the Apple device with Face ID 30 per cent faster, downloads 50 per cent smaller and updates 60 per cent smaller.
iOS 13 comes with much-anticipated "Dark Mode", advanced photo and camera features, the "Sign In with Apple" tool and an all-new Apple Maps experience.

The iOS13 also gets Dark Mode which is a new dark colour scheme that works across native apps to deliver a great viewing experience especially in low-light conditions. Dark Mode is available to third-party app developers for integration into their own apps and can be scheduled to turn on automatically at sunset or at a certain time.

In iOS 13, most photo editing tools are now available for video editing, making it possible to rotate, crop or apply filters right within the Photos app. "Sign In with Apple" makes it easy for users to authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID and has two-factor authentication built in for an added layer of security.

Apple also announced to deliver a new Maps experience with broader road coverage, better pedestrian data, more precise addresses and more detailed land cover. The new map is available now in select cities and states, and will roll out across the US by the end of 2019 and to more countries in 2020, announced the company. The new iOS 13 features will be available this fall as a free software update.

Giving iPad users new capabilities and intuitive features, Apple also introduced a brand new iPadOS that is built on the same foundation as its iOS. With iPadOS, users would be able to work with apps in multiple windows, see more information on a redesigned Home screen and more natural ways to use Apple Pencil.

iPadOS with Dark Mode feature will be available this fall as a free software update for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and iPad mini 4. The company also previewed watchOS 6, which empowers Apple Watch users to better manage their health and fitness, and gives access to dynamic new watch faces and the App Store directly on Apple Watch.

Giving its content streaming dreams new wings, Apple also previewed tvOS 13, the operating system that makes Apple TV 4K a personalised entertainment device for enjoying TV shows, movies, music, photos, games and apps.

The company also previewed macOS "Catalina" which is replacing iTunes with its popular entertainment apps -- Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app.