During today’s WWDC keynote at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, Apple announced a plethora of new features and enhancements coming to iOS 13, the next major update to the world’s best mobile operating system.

But first, take a look at the new Dark Mode option in iOS 13.

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Here are your key takeaways:

  • Speed and optimizations
    • Unlocking with Face ID is 30 percent faster
    • The size of app downloads will be cut in half
    • App updates are 60 percent smaller
    • Apps launch up to twice as fast
  • Dark Mode
    • Enabled in Control Center
    • System-wide Dark Mode uses a darkened interface
    • Stock apps support Dark Mode out of the box
    • Third-party apps need to be updated to change appearance when Dark Mode is on
  • Music
    • The Music app has time-synced lyrics
  • Tidbits
    • A new keyboard offers typing by swiping
    • When previewing a Messages notification, you can now scroll through the whole conversation
  • Safari
    • A new feature to easily change the font size on websites
    • The ability to adjust settings like zoom level on a per-website basis
  • Mail
    • Support for rich fonts
  • Notes
    • A whole new gallery view
    • Support for shared folders
  • Reminders
    • All new design
    • QuickType bar support
    • Smart lists
  • Messages
    • Memoji Stickers: Apple will create a set of stickers from your Memoji
    • These will appear
    • alongside other emoji in the Emoji keyboard
    • All A9 or later devices get to use the Memoji Editor
  • Camera
    • A new High Key Mono effect in Portrait Lighting mode
    • You can adjust intensity of the lighting effect
    • A brand new image-editing experience
    • All-new iOS 13-specific filters
    • All the effects and editing features, like Rotate, now work on video
    • A new way to browse photos removes duplicate and clutter like screenshots
  • Maps
    • Rebuilt from the ground up
    • A Look Around feature is basically Google Street View for Apple Maps
    • The Favorites section
    • Support for junction view in China
    • The ability to share ETA with friends and family
    • Easier location sharing within Maps
  • Security
    • Developers can use a new Sign In With Apple button that doesn’t track you across the web
    • Control who sees your name and picture in Messages
  • HomeKit
    • HomeKit Secure Video analyzes and process the video on the device rather than upload it in the cloud for analysis
    • Home security videos will be uploaded to iCloud where no one can see them, not even Apple
    • Up to 10 days worth of recordings will be stored in iCloud
    • These video files won’t count against your iCloud storage
    • Netatmo, Logitech and Eufy will be among first to bring compatible cameras
    • HomeKit will bring support fort these security features to popular routers, automatically firewalling-off each of your accessories
  • AirPods
    • Siri can read incoming messages to you as soon as they arrive
    • Both Messages content and any third-party message app using SiriKit are supported
    • Audio sharing lets you share a movie or song with a friend
  • HomePod
    • Handoff is coming to HomePod
    • You can hand off your music, podcast and even a phone call by bringing your iPhone near your HomePod
    • Live radio lets you tune in to iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Radio.com and about 100,000 radio stations
    • Determine who is talking and personalize responses
  • CarPlay
    • Biggest update to CarPlay since the beginning
    • The dashboard has been redesigned to show more content at the same time
    • A brand new Calendar app
    • The Music app has been redesigned
    • Siri on CarPlay now works with Pandora, Waze and other third-party apps
  • Siri
    • Rather than use recorded samples of human voice, the Siri voices are now entirely generated by software with neural text-to-speech bringing more natural-sounding interactions

More changes in iOS 13 will be revealed in the coming days and you can count on us to keep you in the loop.

What’s your favorite new feature in iOS 13, and why?

Let us know in the comments!