Apple finally realeased new software this past week! They released iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 and tvOS 13—with many new features on each operating system. Here are some of my favourite features for iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and watchOS 6.
Dark Mode in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 is a gorgeous design change to the same white background we have seen since the very first iPhone OS. All of the apps look great, like Messages and Music. Dark Mode even brings wallpapers that change when you switch between Light and Dark Mode. The new software also brings redesigns to some apps, like Photos and Reminders.
AirPods even have new features! They can read incoming messages and you can now use two pairs of AirPods with one iPhone*. Everyone’s favourite, MeMoji, can now be created on all devices that support iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
The Apple Watch gets a bunch of new watch face options in watchOS 6 with fresh designs. The update also brings some new apps to the watch, including the App Store, a Calculator, and Voice Memos, plus redesigned Reminders and the Now Playing apps. The Activity app adds a bunch of new activity trends you can set goals for and a new app called Cycle helps you keep track of your menstrual cycle.
iOS 13: September 19
iPadOS 13: September 24
watchOS 6: September 19 (Series 3 or higher)
watchOS 6: Coming this fall
macOS Catalina: Coming this fall
tvOS 12: Coming this fall
I’ll have a post about how to update your Apple Watch coming out tomorrow and another about how to update your Mac in the next week.
*iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max