These are the best new features coming to iOS for your future iPhone or maybe your current iPhone.
Apple made some pretty bold claims about iOS 13 speed versus the already really fast iOS 12. They went along the lines of 30% faster face idea unlocking. 50% of smaller packages for app downloads. 60% smaller for app updates.
Now again this is a beta so these things are still being worked. “The one thing I do feel like I notice is the faster face ID unlock especially when putting it side by side against iOS 12“. The two times faster app launching speeds that are tough to see because the beta is so buggy. Things are constantly crashing and lagging all the time.
Shared Wireless Audio
This is like a headphone splitter. As two people sort of holding your iPhones near each other and then enabling audio sharing. So they can hear the same thing from one source.
That could be fun for two people next to each other on a plane watching the same movie together. Things like that so it seems like a pretty cool feature to have. When traveling, so it’s a solid new audio feature that of course takes advantage of having Bluetooth 5.0.
The stock keyboard in iOS 13 has swipe typing now, it’ll be built-in. So you can have all your keyboard suggestions and everything you’re used to in one place with a swipe. Not sure if this is also coming to iPad OS but it’s welcome on the iPhone.
The Photos App
One of the top 3 most used apps on anyone’s iPhone the Photos app. The UI is organized a bit different and it gets a bunch of new features. So at the bottom, you have these couple of different photo modes, you have all photos mode which is just a grid of everything.
Days mode which lets you scroll through the best photos you’ve taken each day. Months Mode again zooms a bit out and gives you the best photos of each month. Years again zooms out giving you a throwback of some of the best stuff from each previous year 2018, 2017, 2016, etc.
When you’re actually in a photo the editing controls are pretty sweet they got Updated. They’re much more extensive and smartly laid out and fluid you can do auto adjustments. There’s also red-eye correction built-in.
The best part to me anyway is that this also applies to videos so you can mess with the same edits to color contrast sharpness. Even noise reduction for video is still there which is amazing and this also means you can now rotate a video.
Dark mode in iOS 13
The most anticipated feature is the dark mode in iOS 13. The default all-white colors of iOS can be blinding. So now there’s a system-wide dark mode. You can enable it from the control center and it turns all your stock apps and menus and notifications and widgets everything dark like dark backgrounds, light, text, the whole stock UI. That quick toggle for the UI is now super simple and easy to switch everything black.
Now with that, there are also some new wallpapers to go with it built into iOS 13. So these the couple new ones with a little dark and light logo in the corner are dark mode compatible. If you don’t use one of these you can turn on dimming. So whatever wallpaper you have will dim to be darker, if you have a dark mode on. This might even save a little bit of battery since the iPhones use OLED displays that don’t use power when the color black is displayed.