A few moments ago Apple released the second beta of iOS 13 to the public, at the same time they also issued a revised Developer beta 3 which now includes the iPhone 7 and 7 plus which were left out of the original developer beta 3 last week. It is currently unknown what the issue was but all devices can now get the revised version.
At the time of writing Apple has not issued an update to their release notes since last week but if they do we will update this article.
How to Install
Simply go to the Settings app –> General –> Software Update and following the onscreen instructions.
What’s new in iOS 13
The home app has also been upgraded for better privacy with HomeKit security video which alerts on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, then encrypts it and sends it to the cloud and includes 10-day recording storage at no extra cost to your cloud storage.
Homekit will be coming to routers by third-party providers with Eero and Lynksis being the first and offers more security options. New avatars will be coming to messages for you to share including memoji.
Camera and Photos
Portrait lightening will allow you to adjust the intensity of the light for better photos. New photo editing tools will be coming to the photos app and video editing tools including the ability to rotate the video. Machine learning means duplicate shots can be removed and a new photos app with pinch to zoom feature and the ability to see pictures by days, months and years.
Stacy came to the stage to show that AirPod users can have Siri to automatically announce messages as soon as they come in so you no longer have to ask Siri to play it. Audio sharing will be coming to the AirPods as well so you can share a song at the moment with another user.
Maps will be getting better-detailed views as Apple has covered over 4 million miles with their cars and plans to have finished covering the US by the end of 2019 and other countries to come.
Maps will have a new favourites tab making it easier to access and share with your friends. A Street view style will also be coming to Apple Maps and also a Live ETA sharing feature.
Apple touted the privacy feature covering sharing your location with a new just once option when using an app so it will prompt you at each launch, background tracking alerts and closing the wifi and Bluetooth from third-party apps.
Apple is introducing a new, more private way to simply and quickly sign into apps and websites. Instead of using a social account or filling out forms, verifying email addresses or choosing passwords, customers can simply use their Apple ID to authenticate and Apple will protect users’ privacy by providing developers with a unique random ID. Even in cases where developers choose to ask for a name and email address, users have the option to keep their email address private and share a unique random email address instead. Sign In with Apple makes it easy for users to authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID and has two-factor authentication built in for an added layer of security. Apple does not use Sign In with Apple to profile users or their activity in apps.
New memoji features were also unveiled covering new makeup and accessories to make your memoji more personal. A new Memoji sticker pack which will be including for your keyboard so you can use them instead of emoji’s, memoji stickers will cover any devices with an A9 chip or newer as they do not need the true depth camera.
Apple Music will also have time-synced lyrics just like the Apple TV, killing off some third party apps.
Apple confirmed Dark Mode will be in iOS 13 and showed some examples including the calendar, news and notes app.
Apple showed off Messages in Dark Mode which I personally think looks fantastic. Messages will also have Swype to type so you no longer need GBoard. iOS 13 also has new intelligent sharing suggestions in the share sheet. Users can automatically share a user’s name and photo, or customized Memoji or Animoji, to easily identify who is in the Messages thread.
Safari has got some great improvements starting with new text sizing options. The stock Mail app now supports rich fonts and the notes have a new gallery view.
The reminders app will have more intelligent features and better ways to keep track of your reminders.