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Apple iOS 13 with Dark Mode, macOS Catalina, iPadOS, watchOS 6, tvOS 13 announced

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At WWDC 2019, Apple also released the iOS 13 with Dark Mode, macOS Catalina, iPadOS, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13.
Apple iOS 13 with Dark Mode, macOS Catalina, iPadOS, watchOS 6, tvOS 13 announced
iOS 13

iOS 13

Apple today announced the iOS 13 with Dark Mode and several performance improvements across the board.

Dark Mode has been implemented across iPhone and iPad OS including its native apps, notifications, widgets, calendar, and notes. It is also available to third-party app developers.

The improvements include Face ID, slimmer downloads and updates, and quicker app launches. Face ID is now 30 percent faster, downloads are 50 percent smaller, updates are 60 percent smaller, and app launches are twice as fast as iOS 12. 

iOS 13 also comes with an easier Photo app browsing interface and new editing tools. There is a revamped Reminders app and enhanced Apple Maps features as well.

Apple also added QuickPath, a swipe to type feature to the stock iOS keyboard which brings easy one-hand typing by swiping through the letters of a word. Memoji are automatically made into sticker packs into the iOS keyboard that can be used for Messages, Mail, and more.

iOS 13 also brings new sharing suggestions for Messages, a new sign-in feature to log in to third party apps using Apple ID, new Gallery View for Notes, more powerful collaboration with shared folders, new search tools and checklist options, and time-synced lyrics are coming to the Music app.

The Files app now has the ability to share folders with iCloud Drive and access files from external storage devices like SD cards and USB flash drives. A new Location Service now include location option and more information on when apps are using location in the background.

Siri also got a new and more natural voice. Siri Shortcuts now Suggested Automations that provide personalized routines like going to work and more.

Siri on iOS 13 will also allow AirPods read incoming messages as soon as they arrive from messages or any SiriKit-enabled messaging app. 

iOS 13 beta is now available. The public version will be released this fall.

macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina

Catalina is the next iteration of the macOS. It retired the 18 year old iTunes and made it more organized. Catalina users will get three separate apps - Music, Podcasts, and TV. TV comes with 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos audio support. We are unsure if Apple will remove iTunes for Windows though.

The next cool new feature of macOS Catalina is Sidecar. It'll allow its users to use an iPad as the OS as a secondary for your MacBook. Sidecar will also allow the iPad to be a tablet input for your Mac with reduced Apple Pencil latency of 9ms.

The new macOS also comes with a full Voice Control feature (control everything by voice, Find My Mac is now dubbed as Find My. It now emits low-latency Bluetooth signal as well.

Apple also added Activation Lock on all T2-enabled devices. The new OS also gets updated Photos, Notes, Reminders, and Safari apps. Apple also updated the Screen Time support.

They also introduced the Project Catalyst to allow developers iPhone and iPad apps to macOS Catalina in a flash.

The first beta of macOS Catalina is now available. The full version is expected to arrive in fall.

iPad OS

iPad OS
iPad OS

Aside from the new macOS, Apple also introduced the iPadOS with new productivity features.

It has a new homescreen designed to display a tighter grid of icons and support widgets. It also has the Slideover floating window apps. iPad OS also comes with an improved split screen with the ability to launch two instances of the same program.

Apple also optimized the Safari browser. It now has a dedicated download manager nad 30 keyboard shortcuts.

The iCloud Drive also got folder sharing and SMB file sharing. It now has support for thumbdrives. Apple also announced that support for ZIP files is also coming.

The new gestures will allow you to copy and paste using the three-finger pinch gesture. Undo is possible by a three finger swipe.

Apple also dropped the latency of Apple Pencil from 20ms to 9ms. It also has expandable tools palette which is also available with third-party apps.

Apple's WWDC has just started and we already have two new updates coming to company's proprietary Watch and TV devices.

watchOS 6

watchOS 6
watchOS 6

Apple's new watchOS 6 features a bunch of new watch faces and customization. It also comes with new apps like Audiobooks, Voice Memos, and Calculator with Tips option.

Apple updated its fitness and health functions as well. Activity trends will be available to the Activity app, cycle tracking, and a new Hearing aid option will use the microphone to listen to loud environments and warn you about harmful sound levels. According to Apple, it will only analyze live sound and won't save anything on your watch.

It will also allow developers to release independent apps and new APIs will be available to developers too. It includes the Streaming Audio API that will allow Apple Watch apps to stream audio to your wireless headphones without the need of an iPhone around.

Apple watchOS 6 is coming to all compatible Apple Watches this fall 2019.

tvOS 13

tvOS 13
tvOS 13

Apple's tvOS 13 comes with a new homescreen with live previews, underwater screensavers, and better organization. It comes with multi-user support and will work independently within Apple Music (with synced lyrics) as well.

Apple tvOS 13 also goes with native support for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers. Apple also announced that its new video streaming service will be available later this year.

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