The big star of WWDC 2019 was iOS 13. In addition to the highly anticipated dark mode, Apple's new operating system features many other new features
There are numerous new features announced by Apple during the first day of the World Wide Developer Conference that opened yesterday in San Jose, California. But, as expected, the most important is undoubtedly the new operating system iOS 13 with all its new features including the dark mode and a new keyboard.
Another important news is iPadOS, a version of iOS optimized for the tablet experience. While the iOS 13 operating system is already available to testers through the Apple Developer Program, a public beta for everyone will arrive by the end of the month. The final version is expected to debut in the fall, and the update will be free for iPhones (6s and up). Next will come iPadOS for the iPad Aird 2 and only after this OS will be available for the other tablets: all iPad Pro, the iPad from the fifth generation and the iPad mini from the fourth generation.
The dark mode of iOS 13
The "dark mode" is undoubtedly the novelty of iOS 13 that has been most talked about in recent months. It's the biggest change to the iOS interface, which has basically remained similar to itself since version 7 until now. All of Apple's proprietary apps have already been updated and are compatible with dark mode, as are notifications and the rest of the UI.
New iOS 13 Keyboard
The default keyboard on iPhones changes with iOS 13 by acquiring the ability to swipe, a feature that has already been present for years on third-party keyboards such as SwiftKey, Swype and even Google's Gboard. Apple, therefore, has finally caught up with the competition by removing one of the limitations of its now less understandable keyboard.
Which iPhones will be compatible with iOS 13
Apple has guaranteed broad backward compatibility of its new iOS 13 operating system. There are as many as 11 iPhone models that will be able to install it, to which will be added the new iPhone XI (or iPhone 11, if you prefer) that should be presented more or less in conjunction with the release of the final version of iOS 13. At the moment, though, the smartphones that are compatible with iOS 13 are as follows:
-iPhone XS Max
-iPhone 8 Plus
-.iPhone 7 Plus
-iPhone 6S Plus
IPADOS operating system for tablets
For a long time iPad users, in all its versions, have been waiting for a customized version of iOS that would allow them to take full advantage of the large screen and hardware available. This operating system has arrived and Apple has called it iPadOS. Unlike iOS (whose code is also the basis of iPadOS) the new operating system is much more powerful and easy to use when it comes to select and drag objects thanks to an evolved support for the Apple Pencil. Multitasking has been enhanced, to better exploit the size of the display by using multiple apps at the same time and the Home screen has also been modified. But the novelty that will make all users happy is certainly the support for external USB memories, which you can access directly from the Files app.