Apple Unveils iOS 13 with Dark Mode, Advanced Photography Features, and More

Alongside tvOS 13, Apple has also previewed iOS 13 at its WWDC 2018 keynote event today, introducing the highly anticipated system-wide Dark Mode, as well as new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites, and an all-new Maps experience.

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“We’re excited for customers to experience what’s coming to iPhone this fall and can’t wait for them to see how great everything looks in Dark Mode,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

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Dark Mode, the most prominent new feature in iOS 13, a new dark colour scheme that works system-wide and across all native apps. It is available to third-party app developers for integration into their own apps and can be scheduled to turn on automatically at sunset or at a certain time.

iOS 13 also brings easier browsing and more powerful editing tools for the Photos app. Photos and videos are now intelligently organized, making it easier to browse, discover and relive favourite memories. Effects can now be applied, increased or decreased by swipe gestures. Moreover, most photo editing tools are now available for video editing as well.

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With iOS 13, Apple has also introduced a new way to quickly sign into apps and websites. Instead of using a social account or filling out forms, users can simply use their Apple ID to authenticate. Sign In with Apple makes it easy for users to authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID.

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With iOS 13, Apple is also bringing a new Maps experience with broader road coverage, better pedestrian data, more precise addresses, and more detailed landcover. The new map is available now in select cities and states in the U.S.

The developer preview of iOS 13 is available to Apple Developer Program members at starting today, and a public beta program will be available to iOS users later this month at

For a complete list of improvements and enhancements in iOS 13, check out the official press release.