With the new operating system iOS 13, Apple brings new features to applications such as Maps, Reminders, iMessage and Health.
Apple will introduce new iPhone features at its annual developer conference next month. The company aims to make the applications developed by Apple for iPhones more useful and functional. With iOS 13, minor updates will come to Apple Maps, Reminders, iMessage and Health apps. Thus, Apple wants to make these applications more attractive than third-party applications.
Apple usually announces new software for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac at its Global Developer Conference in June. In previous reports, it was said that this year’s updates could be iPad-focused, but in Bloomberg’s new article, it is stated that important developments are also considered for iPhones.
Health and screen time tracking is being improved
Apple will add a new ‘hearing health’ section to the Health app. With this application, iPhones will measure and record the loudness you choose and the noise around you while listening to music with headphones. The app will also switch to a new homepage design that more clearly displays the user’s activities during the day. The menstrual period tracking feature of the application will also be developed. Sleep Mode, which will come with Apple’s iOS 13 update, will turn off all notifications, turn on Do Not Disturb mode and dim the brightness of the lock screen.
The company will also add a setting to the iPhone’s screen time feature that allows parents to determine who their child can talk to on their phone during what time period. Apple removed some parental control apps from the App Store after adding screen time tracking to iOS 12 last Fall. The company now aims to fill the void.
Many apps are being reorganized
With the new update, Apple’s iMessage service will now offer users the opportunity to set names and photos. Apple Maps, on the other hand, will have a feature that allows you to easily set frequently visited points. Apple is expected to introduce a system-wide dark mode with iOS 13. Find my friends and Find my phone apps will also be combined into one app.
iPhone’s Reminders app, with its new interface, will collect to-dos into four categories: today’s to-dos, all tasks, scheduled tasks, and flagged tasks. It is stated that there will be some updates to the Mail and Safari applications. In addition, with iOS 13, a system-wide performance improvement will be added to Apple devices.
iPads will be second screens to Macs
The biggest new features will come to iPads. Apple’s tablets can now be used as a second screen on Mac computers and will have enhanced multitasking capabilities. Among these features is expected to include the ability to switch between different versions of the same app on the iPad.
Apple was often criticized for the quality of the apps it developed for its own devices. It seems that the company is trying to avoid these criticisms with the new operating system update. For now, many third-party apps offer more features and customization than Apple’s own apps.
Developers dissatisfied with Apple’s control
The update is rolling out during Apple’s efforts to fix its relationship with developers. Some developers feel that Apple’s control over the App Store and iPhone software gives the company an unfair advantage. Spotify complained to the European Union that the company was charged 30 percent tax on payments made through Apple’s payment system, and an investigation was launched against Apple by the EU.
Apple usually releases new software in the fall as new iPhones go on sale. Apple’s developer conference will take place on June 3 in San Jose, California.
Source: Business Insider
Apple will introduce new iPhone features at its annual developer conference next month. The company aims to make the applications developed by Apple for iPhones more useful and functional. With iOS 13, minor updates will come to Apple Maps, Reminders, iMessage and Health apps. Thus, Apple wants to make these applications more attractive than third-party applications. According to the information received, it will be easier to save frequently visited places in Maps with iOS 13. Reminders will group the tasks under four different headings. iMessage will have the ability to change name and picture. The Health app will also track your hearing health. A system-wide dark mode application is also expected to be introduced with iOS 13.