WWDC 2019 is just around the corner. Apple’s flagship event before the fall is one of the grandest stages when it comes to tech. It is an event more geared towards what the next two quarters of the year are going to be based upon. This includes new versions of iOS, MacOS. While everything else is quite exciting, iPhone users are most interested in the new iOS releases. With the new iPhone right around the corner after the summer, the new iOS sets the entire tone for it. There have already been a plethora of leaks and predictions about the upcoming platform. Here is a quick overview.
Rumours apart, many of the leaks have been confirmed in a recent exclusive report by 9to5Mac. To be more precise, I refer to the iOS 13 dark mode. No matter how one may feel about dark modes but Apple did something amazing with it when they released it with Mojave. In the iPhones, the new ones at least, it makes more sense. While the Macs may give a more stealthy feel, the new iPhones have OLED panels which means better battery life for the phones. According to the report, the dark mode would be accessible via the settings or the control centre. While it would not make everything dark, it would make the notifications bar drop and other opaque accents darker. Not only that, Apple’s stock apps such as Music would take advantage of this and be dark too. Screenshots below can give a better idea of what I mean.
Apart from the dark mode, the reminders app is being revamped, especially for MacOS and iOS on iPads. The app would feature a calendar within the app, which, to be honest, makes so much sense. Making productivity more smooth is an excellent step by Apple, one which should be appreciated.
Lastly, there is a mention of the new “Find My” app which replaces the Find My iPhone or iPad app. The whole app is redesigned to fit the aesthetic of the new interface.
These new features, while minor, are quite interesting and important. Not only do they increase productivity and improve the user experience, but they also show that Apple is listening. Many users loved the Dark Mode on Mojave and wanted it on the iOS too. It just brings up user confidence to know that the company they pay huge amounts of their money to, is actually caring enough to give them what they want. Good one, Apple. Perhaps we’ll find out the complete story in a couple of days, at the WWDC.