A lot has been written about Apple’s new iOS 13 that was released late last week, and by now you are likely familiar with many of the changes – even if you haven’t yet updated.
Here’s a quick punchlist of some of iOS 13’s key features…
- Dark Mode
- Sign in with Apple ID
- All new Photos app
- New Maps app
- QuickPath swipe-to-type
- Siri with neural TTS (and new Indian English voice!)
- Shortcuts app
- Re-tooled CarPlay app
- And of course, the much-anticipated mouse, octopus, and cow Animoji characters. Moo.
Obviously, the list of updates and new features is vast and goes well beyond the few listed above. But if you are so inclined, check out the comprehensive list on Apple’s iOS 13 feature page.
I’ll admit, I’m a simple man. My favorite new feature (as of this writing) has to be Dark Mode. Having a background in coding and development, I quickly learned about eye fatigue – text editors like Sublime Text and BBedit that had Dark Themes were a lifesaver. The contrast of light-on-dark, as opposed to dark-on-light, made all the difference in the world and allowed me to code well into the wee hours.
Now with the new Dark Mode in iOS 13, we can all have our noses buried in our devices for 16 hours a day instead of 12. Thank you, Apple.
Now it’s your turn! The real intention of this post is to open up the floor to you, our faithful Rocket Yard readers – so let’s engage in a little conversation!
- What are your favorite and/or least favorite features of iOS 13?
- What’s missing or what shouldn’t be there?
- What do you like or not like?
- What would you like to see Rocket Yard dive deeper into and write more about?
One word answers are fine, novellas and white papers are okay too!