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Right after the triple-lens iPhone 11 series made its debut about a week ago, Apple has now unveiled the iOS 13. Given last year’s iOS 12 update and this year’s big Apple event, the Cupertino tech titan had made it quite clear that the next wave of Apple products would be extremely software-focused, which is why the 11 series came with a third lens and a new chip. As the iOS 13 makes a worldwide debut today, here are some of its best features.

iOS 13’s new Dark Mode

The Dark Mode was undeniably the most anticipated spec right since the iPhone 7 made its debut. Dimming out some while blackening out a majority of app interfaces, the Dark Mode is great for low light environment and is cleaner-looking while pleasing the eye.

Another major application that comes with the iOS 13 package is the Apple Arcade. Being a paid-membership platform for gamers and family use, it will offer online and offline use with over a 100 games to play. There’s more to be unveiled about this.

The updated Maps ad Notes interface

If there’s one pet peeve iPhone users had, it was the lack of storage. But now, Apple has finally decided to give people what they’ve been asking for. As a solution to go clutter free with storage, the iOS 13 will dose down application sizes by 60 percent  hereon. After Apple’s infamous acceptance of deliberately slowing down older iPhones, they’re looking to do the exact opposite now. Focusing on taking care of your iPhone battery, the new update is said to give you 60 percent more battery life as well as a new button that monitors the battery’s health.

Updated tile interface on the Photos app

The photo gallery gets a completely new look. It boasts a template that creates mini galleries based on date, a simple spec that eds up looking elegant. Apple has also extended the bracket for built-in editing to videos – you can now edit a video just the way you did with photos, with filters, cropping, and much much more.

Real-time lyric display in the Music app

The Music App is considerably different looking too now, but its newest and most important update is the arrival of real-time lyric syncing. As long as you’re wired into Apple Music, lyrics of song will be displayed in real-time. And on the subject of multimedia, perhaps the most underrated update will definitely be the ability to download videos off the Safari browser and save it in the Files folder. A pop up at the top right end of the interface will appear to indicate on-going downloads too. Last but not the least, if you remember Quicktype, you’ll know how cool the tech spec was – you can now just swipe your fingers across the keyboard to type a word.

All images: Courtesy Apple

Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.