iOS 13 is here; iPadOS and iOS 13.1 coming earlier than expected

iOS 13 is here; iPadOS and iOS 13.1 coming earlier than expected
If you own an Apple iPhone 6s or later, go to Settings > General > Software updates. You might find that iOS 13 is ready to be downloaded and installed. Among the new features expected is a system-wide Dark Mode which will change the usual black text on a white background to white text on a dark background. Besides protecting your eyes at night or with the lights off, Dark Mode can also save battery life on a phone with an AMOLED screen; that's because these displays create the color black by turning off the appropriate pixels which reduce the draw on the battery.

The virtual QWERTY keyboard is now swipeable and FaceTime will use AI to make it appear as though you are looking directly at the screen instead of the camera. Face ID now has a wider field of view so you can now leave your iPhone on the desk and look down in order to unlock it. New Photo editing tools arrive with iOS 13 allowing you to customize your photos and videos for white balance, sharpening, and noise reduction. In addition, lighting in Portrait mode can now be customized.


Thanks to AI, your device will learn what time you usually take the phone off the charger. This happens over time. Instead of fully charging your battery and trickle charging until you disconnect, it will hold back from topping off the battery until the time that you usually unplug. This feature should help to extend the life span of the battery.. Apple Maps will be more accurate and display more detail in iOS 13, Siri should be improved and there will be more Memoji at your disposal. With iOS 13, app downloads will be 50% smaller with a 60% cut in the size of app updates. This will result in zippier app downloads and updates. Apps will load on your iPhone twice as fast as they do now. You can check out all of the new features of iOS 13 by clicking right here.

Apple will release iPadOS earlier than expected on September 24th


Meanwhile, iOS 13.1, the first update for the just-released operating system, will be released on September 24th. That is six days ahead of the originally expected September 30th release date. So what can you expect with iOS 13.1? The ability to share your estimated time of arrival (ETA) and Shortcuts Automations. And the update also includes support for encoding HEVC videos with alpha channels. That simply means that video can be filmed with transparent or invisible backgrounds allowing users to perform some quick editing tricks on their handset.


Also coming on September 24th (instead of September 30th) will be iPadOS. In order to keep things synchronized, it could be called iPadOS 13.1. For many, the ability to add more app icons and pin widgets to the home screen will be the most important new feature. Others will enjoy the improvements made to Slide Over that will result in improved multitasking, and with Split View, users will be able to open content from a single app in two halves of the display. Highlighting text will be as simple as scrolling over the section you want to be highlighted; a three-finger gesture will allow users to cut and paste.

For those who would rather type (or swipe) on a smaller virtual QWERTY, that can be arranged with iPadOS. Desktop versions of websites will automatically load on Safari instead of the mobile pages, and yes, iPadOS will include some of the features that arrived today with iOS 13. That includes a Dark Mode, video editing capabilities and the new and improved Photos app. Apple's goal is to make the iPad more of a laptop substitute than ever before.

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55 Comments

1. Jrod99

Posts: 760; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Update now or wait?

2. skips

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

have been using the beta since it was released on 6s plus and ipad pro 10.5. was a bit unstable back then, but as of now, i think it's safe to install. i personally like it, and have been enjoying it so far.

3. AbhiDediot

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 22, 2019

Iphone is the best phone in the world Worlds best camera worlds Best photos Worlds Best video Worlds Best CPU Worlds Best GPU Worlds Best AI Worlds Best Battery Worlds Best display Worlds Best Face Recognition Now.... Worlds best Software. For so many best features. 1000$ dollars are too less people pay .

6. oldskool50 unregistered

Nice spin on the user name...LMAO. I see what you did there. iPhone is the best phone in the world - not by a long shot Worlds best camera - actually no it's not and hasn't been since 2012. But we will see what DXOMark has to say worlds Best photos - serious?! How so when the camera hasn't been the best? Worlds Best video - really? The iPhone doesn't even support HDR10+ Worlds Best CPU - That does less than any SoC on the market. So what proof do you have? Worlds Best GPU - How great does a GPU need to be for kiddie games? Worlds Best AI - That has been proven to be false. No ones AI is better than Google's. PERIOD!!! Worlds Best Battery - According to what facts? The iPhone 11 Max, may outlast last years Max. But still won't beat the S10+. The battery is still more than 30% smaller. Worlds Best display - No! Those are on the Note 10's, even though the iPhone 11 is also using a Samsung made display. Worlds Best Face Recognition - The only face unlock that unlocked on a friends face, family members face. And like other failed on masks that didn't even look like the real subject. Now.... Worlds best Software. - No split-screen apps, no floating windows, one-handed mode sucks, all the settings are still not in the app, no pen support, doesn't support HDR10, Dolby Atmos and a whole lot of more things missing. For so many best features. - Has less features than any other flagship from Samsung. 1000$ dollars are too less people pay. - If no phone is worth $1000. Then because the iPhone is lesser in features and capabilities vs the S10's and Note 10's; you will have a hard time convince anyone who isn't already an Apple fanatic. And even though Apple is claiming pre-order sales are great, they will still sell less phones this year vs last. All $1000 phones should die. Regardless of brand. They are all overpriced. But some are less overpriced considering what you get.

9. mackan84

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Actually Dolby vision, hdr10 and Dolby atmos is supported on iPhone 11. Now HDR10+ is just another standard from Samsung. And which is best out of HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Advanced HDR and Dolby Vision I have no idea, probably the one that will have the most support. This whole HDR is a jungle that just gets more and more messy.

50. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You can continue to make IPhone an inferior product, but remember Apple goes with lesss RAM and less MP camera, but consistently stays smooth and has among the best cameras. Apple R&D team are top notch. No need to debate who the best is...the consumer figures this out with the best selling phone in the iPhone 11 this year.

57. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You waste a lot of words on an inanimate object. Use what suits you best. There is no better one way OR the other.

8. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

LMAO!

29. Vancetastic

Posts: 1581; Member since: May 17, 2017

You forgot the /s.

44. Wazupmrg

Posts: 189; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Over half those statements are false

4. oldskool50 unregistered

Consumers with the XR and iPhone 11 are gonna miss out on some of the benefits of "dark mode", since Apple decided to use an LCD, when they could have for the XR's original price, just used one of LG or Samsung's older lower costing OLED displays, which I am sure was cheaper in cost vs any LCD. The beta was just OK on my 10.5, but I will wait until 13.1. Am sure in just 24 hours, there will be reports of issues with the based firmware. In the words of Magneto, "That's why we let the pawns go first."

28. blingblingthing

Posts: 977; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

But the $750 iPhone XR's screen beat a $300 dollar phone's screen. So, only right to conclude it would beat any other screen. / Sarcasm.

30. Vancetastic

Posts: 1581; Member since: May 17, 2017

Yeah, expensive LCD beats cheap OLED, Apple fanboys wet their pants.

5. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Downloading on my iPhone 6s plus.It's 1.86 GB in size.Can't wait for the dark mode.

7. oldskool50 unregistered

Dark Mode on an LCD display? Hahaha. It's not really gonna be truly dark because the screen is backlit. An LCD can never show true black, unless the device is powered off. As long as it's on, the backlit will be on and you will never see true black. Which means, dark mode on an LCD, won't help with battery drain either.

10. mackan84

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

You do know that people find dark mode better looking than regular white? Besides it’s more of a dark grey tint then black. Try a battery test with and without dark mode on a OLED, I’m willing to bet the gains are so minor in battery that it doesn’t matter.

21. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

It's for the overall feel man.I know lcd panel these days are trash for high end devices and only LED can make full use of dark mode.As long as major updates are there for this ancient (PA invented term for 2017 or older phones) beast,I will keep this phone.

27. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

So what? A dark mode is a dark mode. Anyday better than blinding whites. LCD or whatever!

31. Vancetastic

Posts: 1581; Member since: May 17, 2017

Google's dark mode on my OLED screen is grey, so there's that.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Upgrade your phone dude, and truly take advantage of iOS 13. At least get an 8 Plus, or an X.

24. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

I have already shifted on to a 2018 android device from realme (oneplus' sister oem currently available only in Asia) and waiting for 2020 5G device from one plus but as a secondary device I have this beast from apple that I owned way back in 2016.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gotcha.

11. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The iOS 13 upgrade is very good, I downloaded it today. Also downloaded Watch OS 6.

12. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 593; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"Try a battery test with and without dark mode on a OLED, I’m willing to bet the gains are so minor in battery that it doesn’t matter" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv6xhgLr45k It does make a difference and it isn't minor

17. mackan84

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Not really a real world day-scenario but I admit I was wrong then. My only source was some tech-podcast anyways. Still don’t take away that someone might prefer the looks of dark mode.

41. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I was always a fan of the early Android versions pre-Lollipop and their darker look. Sony thankfully gave users the option of theming, allowing some semblance of a dark mode UI to return. I'm glad it's back now, I prefer it over a light interface.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm about to download it on my Max. looking at the change log, and watching this video, iOS 13 is huge, and a tiny bit Note inspired. https://youtu.be/vDiQsI18Zk4

32. Vancetastic

Posts: 1581; Member since: May 17, 2017

"Note inspired"....oh, the iFans ain't gonna like that!

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, they won’t, but some of the features are copied right from the notes line, and that’s not a bad thing.

38. Vancetastic

Posts: 1581; Member since: May 17, 2017

Samsung and the Note series in particular seem to lead the way in features, and that seems to hurt feelings, I guess.

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