iOS 13: Oustanding Features Apple Left Out At The WWDC Stage

Craig Federighi, Apple senior VP of Software Engineering, speaks during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose
Craig Federighi, Apple senior VP of Software Engineering, speaks during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, U.S. June 3, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Mason Trinca)

Apple got through it with its WWDC Monday morning and revealed its new next-generation software platforms. MacOS 10.15 Catalina is packed full of nifty new features, tvOS 13 gets a great new home screen, and watchOS 6 has all sorts of new features as well as new watch faces. 

Needless to say, the highlight of the WWDC 2019 keynote was iOS 13 clearly. After Apple updated iOS 12 last year, improving its performance, fixing bugs, and all that, the company's new iOS 13 software is focused more on adding new features.  

A favorite among the new features is the new system-wide Dark Mode that people have been wanting for the longest time. There's also a new call filtering feature that eliminates spam calls, a new secure Sign in with Apple feature, and support for swipe typing on the Apple keyboard. Other than those, there's still a lot of other smaller iOS 13 features waiting to be discovered.  

Sure enough, senior vice president of software Craig Federighi noted that the new iOS 13 features were far too many for the WWDC keynote to cover. As he said that, a slide flashed on the huge screen behind him listing all the features for both the iPhone and iPad.  

Apple news blog 9to5Mac managed to take a screen captured of the slide in question, and it wrote out all the new iOS 13 features shown on that list. Here's all of them: 

Safari: 

  • Updated Safari Start Page 

  • Siri suggestions in Safari 

  • Enhanced anti-fingerprinting protections in Safari 

CarPlay & Maps: 

  • Second video stream support in CarPlay 

  • CarPlay irregular screen size support 

  • Hey Siri support in CarPlay 

  • CarPlay adjustable screen size support 

  • Do Not Disturb While Driving in CarPlay 

  • Independent CarPlay app views 

  • Light mode in CarPlay 

  • Improved Report a problem in Maps 

  • Maps Place Card enhancements 

Siri: 

  • Indian English Siri voices 

  • Siri Suggestions in Apple Podcasts 

  • Siri Event Suggestions from Third-party apps 

  • Siri Shortcuts in Home automations 

  • Conversational Siri shortcuts 

Keyboard & Language: 

  • Separate Emoji and Globe Keys 

  • Enhanced language setup 

  • Thai-English bilingual dictionary 

  • Hindi and English bilingual keyboard 

  • Typing predictions for Hindi 

  • Typing predictions for Dutch 

  • Adjustable Chinese handwriting keyboard height 

  • Typing predictions for Vietnamese 

  • Typing predictions for Swedish 

  • Language selection per app 

  • Typing predictions for Cantonese 

  • Typing predictions for Arabic 

  • Vietnamese English bilingual dictionary 

  • Refreshed Home accessory controls 

  • Weak password warnings 

  • Simultaneous phone calls on Dual SIM 

  • Keyboard support for all 22 official Indian languages 

  • New Indian language system fonts 

  • Apple News+ in UK and Australia 

Calendar & Mail & Contacts: 

  • Add attachments to events in Calendar 

  • New relationship labels in Contacts 

  • Block sender in Mail 

  • Mute thread in Mail 

MDM & Business: 

  • Business Chat Suggestions 

  • Data separation for BYOD 

  • Managed Apple IDS for business 

  • Modern authentication for device enrolment 

Reminders & Notes: 

  • Folder Management in Notes 

  • Customize appearance of Reminders lists 

  • View only collaboration in Notes 

  • More powerful search in Notes 

  • New Checklist Option in Notes 

Photos: 

  • Location controls for Shared Photos 

  • Search enhancements in Photos 

FaceTime, Phone, and Messages: 

  • Improved search in Messages 

  • Silence unknown callers 

  • FaceTime on Dual SIM 

  • iMessage on dual SIM 

Audio: 

  • Dolby Atmos playback 

  • Bluetooth wireless splitter 

iOS 13 system: 

  • Optimized battery charging 

  • Single sign-on extension 

  • Option to download large apps over cellular 

  • Video downloads optimized for congestion in India 

  • Wi-Fi selection in Control center 

  • Enhanced QR code scanning 

  • Reading goals in Apple Books 

  • Low Data Mode 

Some of the items on the list actually sound quite promising, like the Low Data Mode, Improved Search in Messages, and Optimized Battery Charging. Many users have complained about Apple's search function in its messaging app, so the changes are actually exciting to see.  

The list above doesn't mention the new volume HUD, but Apple finally fixed the little pop that you see when you adjust the volume in iOS 13. That's an improvement right there.  

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