Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19

Voilà! It's live! Apple has previewed their entirely new OS to the world at WWDC'19 yesterday. And yes, now we have Dark Mode for the upcoming OS. Yay or not, there a bunch of new features coming for your iPhone, iPad and Watch. Some of them are pretty cool and some are what we would call 'standard' for our demanding industry. One thing though, it took quite a while but we finally get to see Apple making good changes on their OS's (?!). We love seeing new physical products BUT software updates are what will make us keep using them in the long run. Read some of the key new features here!

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19Dark Mode baby!

In their words

iOS

Introduces Dark Mode, Advanced Photo and Camera Features, Sign In with Apple and an All-New Maps Experience

Dark Mode, Dark Mode, Dark Mode!

iPhone has a beautiful new look with Dark Mode, a new dark colour scheme that works system-wide and across all native apps to deliver a great viewing experience, especially in low-light environments. 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.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19Dark Mode adjusts background and foreground colours to make content stand out.

Easier Browsing and Powerful Editing Tools for Photos

Using on-device machine learning, Photos curates the entire library to highlight the best images, automatically hiding clutter and similar photos to showcase significant events from the past day, month or year. Photos and videos are intelligently organized, making it easier to browse, discover and relive favourite memories, with auto play videos to bring the library to life.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19Photos are easier to browse with intelligently curated albums.

Photo editing is more comprehensive and intuitive with new tools that are easier to apply, adjust and review at a glance. With just a swipe, effects can be increased or decreased to create the perfect look, providing photographers with more creative possibilities and control over their images. And 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.

With iOS 13, Portrait Lighting adjustments can be made right in the Camera app to virtually move the light closer to sharpen eyes and brighten and smooth facial features, or push the light farther away to create a subtle, refined look. A new High-Key Mono effect creates a beautiful, monochromatic look for Portrait mode photos.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19With iOS 13, Portrait Lighting adjustments can be made right in the Camera app.

Fast, Easy and Private Sign In with Apple

Apple is introducing a new, more private way to simply and quickly sign into apps and websites. Instead of using a social account or filling out forms, verifying email addresses or choosing passwords, customers can simply use their Apple ID to authenticate and Apple will protect users’ privacy by providing developers with a unique random ID. Even in cases where developers choose to ask for a name and email address, users have the option to keep their email address private and share a unique random email address instead. 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 does not use Sign In with Apple to profile users or their activity in apps.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19Signing into apps and websites is easier and more private with Sign In with Apple.

The developer preview of iOS 13 is available to Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com starting today, and a public beta program will be available to iOS users later this month at beta.apple.com.

iPadOS

New Home Screen, Powerful Multitasking, New Ways to Use Apple Pencil and More

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19Dark Mode brings a dramatic look to iPad for an immersive visual experience.

iPadOS, the powerful operating system with a new name to recognize the distinctive experience of iPad. iPadOS builds on the same foundation as iOS, adding powerful new capabilities and intuitive features specific to the large display and versatility of iPad. Introducing new ways to work with apps in multiple windows, more information at a glance on a redesigned Home screen and more natural ways to use Apple Pencil, iPadOS also benefits from the great new updates in iOS 13, making it the perfect device for consumers and creative pros alike.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19A redesigned tool palette adds tools, colours and shapes, enhancing creative possibilities with Apple Pencil.

Do More with Split View and Slide Over

iPad users can now work with multiple files and documents from the same app simultaneously with updates to Split View, or can quickly view and switch between multiple apps in Slide Over. For example, customers can compose an email while viewing another email side by side or access multiple apps like Messages or Calendar with just a swipe. App Exposé provides a quick view of just the open windows for any one app with a simple tap.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19Quickly view and switch between multiple apps with updates to Slide Over.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19Custom fonts from boutique and major vendors can be used system-wide

The developer preview of iOS 13 is available to Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com starting today, and a public beta program will be available to iOS users later this month at beta.apple.com.

WatchOS

Introducing Cycle Tracking, Noise app, Activity Trends and App Store Right on the Wrist

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19watchOS 6 brings enhanced health and fitness features to Apple Watch

Health and Fitness

The new Cycle Tracking app gives women the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile window using the convenience of Apple Watch.1 The daily log function enables the quick addition of information related to the menstrual cycle, including current period, flow, symptoms, results from ovulation prediction kits and other elements of fertility tracking. The new Cycle Tracking feature is also available in the Health app on iPhone with iOS 13.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19With the Cycle Tracking app, users can log information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for upcoming period and fertile windows.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19The Noise app helps customers understand the sound levels in loud environments.

Customers are passionate about closing their Activity rings and the new Trends tab in the Activity app on iPhone now gives users a long-term view of their activity behaviour to help them understand their progress. At a glance, the tab shows whether the trends are up or down for key metrics such as active calories, exercise minutes, walking pace and others. If the last 90 days of activity shows a downward trend relative to the last 365 days, the Activity app offers coaching to help the user get back on track.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19New health and fitness tools provide even more details and guidance.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19watchOS 6 introduces dynamic new watch faces and direct access to popular apps like Voice Memos, Audiobooks and Calculator

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François Hoang

Running by the name of François Hoang, I am the Editor and one of the writers on the blog. If you wanna request a feature, tweet me at @AoiroStudio.

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