Apple releases its second announcement for iOS – iOS 13 – on Sept. 19 for the iPhone 6S and later, the company said today. IOS 13.1 will be available on September 30th.
The update brings today’s love-needed features on the iPhone, including Maps, Photos and Reminders, and gives people exactly what they need: Dark Mode. Updating Apple Maps is probably one of the most profound changes, says my colleague Jaim Gartenberg try it In June. The mapping interface is all -encompassing with lots of additional data and landmarks for people in convenient places, such as their home or work. Real-time traffic decisions will be made with a Street View-esque approach, a year ago, but only now. It may not help the company win the dominance of Google Maps, but the true Apple Plan will make users aware of the improvements.
Other small, but also beautiful features include the new discovery of My App which links to Find My iPhone and Find My Friends. It also includes a swipe keyboard for quick tapping. Memoji can be turned into a sticker, and the Health app now has a recorder in place to predict changes in memory and connect to the Apple Watch.
IOS 13.1 has been included updates originally planned for iOS 13, including Siri being able to read incoming messages; Siri shortcuts can be added to HomeKit machines; communication of ETA with partners; and the ability to directly import photos into any location when the camera is connected to an iOS device. Some upgrades, such as audio sharing between the two AirPods sets, and HomePod and AirPlay 2 compatible speakers that allow access to music, playlists and radio stations with Apple Music are available pushed for “later this fall.”