Apple last night previewed iOS 13, introducing a new look for iPhones, with Dark Mode and new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites. It features optimisations across the system that improve app launch, reduce app download sizes and make Face ID faster.
“iOS 13 brings new capabilities to the apps you use every day, with rich updates to Photos and Maps, and privacy-protecting features like Sign In with Apple, all while delivering faster performance,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
iPhone has a new look with Dark Mode, a new dark colour scheme that works system-wide and across all native apps to deliver an improved viewing experience in low-light environments. Dark Mode 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.
Dark Mode has been available on Android phones for some time. However, it was poorly received when it was enabled by default initially. It now includes a toggle to switch between modes. The benefits of Dark Mode in low light are also questionable, with many users finding it decreases visibility.
However, Apple also announced a range of other new or improved features for iOS.
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