Apple added new security-related features to iOS 13, and the company is not missing out on the opportunity to do the same for its desktop operating system as well. After initially announcing macOS Catalina at this year's WWDC, Apple also detailed a few new security features launching later this year.
At WWDC 2019, Apple introduced both iOS 13 and iPadOS, each of which sim to significantly augment the features available on Apple’s mobile device lineup. But like most annual upgrades to iOS, it’s clear that Apple received inspiration for new features from the jailbreak community, which continues to tweak Apple’s mobile operating system to this very day.
In this piece, we’ll discuss thirteen new features from Apple’s upcoming iOS 13 and iPadOS mobile operating systems that the jailbreak community had first.
Health and fitness has been a major focal point for Apple for quite some time, especially as it relates to the features baked into several of its products. That remains the case with watchOS 6, the newest version of the mobile operating system for the Apple Watch, which introduces Cycle Tracking to the mix.
One of the many new announcements Apple made at this year's WWDC keynote was a change to the "Find My" service. The company has officially merged its two previous versions of the app into one, and made it even more useful and powerful as a result.
The Apple Watch is already a worthwhile tool that allows owners to unlock their Mac for quick and easy access. It also allows owners to authenticate an Apple Pay purchase. But now that particular feature is broadening.
Part of the many announcements made related to watchOS 6 at this year's WWDC, Apple also talked about fitness and how the company is making changes to help Apple Watch users keep better tabs on their health and fitness.
During its keynote for the latest Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple took some time on stage to talk about some key changes coming to Siri, the digital personal assistant that links so many of Apple's different services.
Screen Time was introduced in iOS not too long ago, and the app, while it has its limitations, is a solid foundation for a tool that allows users to control app and device usage on their iOS devices. For parents, it's an easy, built-in way to help monitor and control their child's usage, too. And now Screen Time is coming to Mac.
At this year's WWDC keynote, Apple took some time to talk about the next stage of life for watchOS and the Apple Watch. Introducing watchOS 6 with plenty of new features, Apple is finally also adding a few oft-requested first-party apps to the smartwatch lineup, including the Calculator app.
One of the biggest changes Apple made with iOS 13 was to Maps. The company announced this year, during the WWDC keynote, that it was bringing new realistic details to the service, while also adding new features that make using Maps even more enjoyable -- and useful.
Craig Federighi is Apple's SVP of Software Engineering, and he had plenty of time on stage at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote to talk about a lot of the new things Apple is launching this year. But now that the keynote is wrapped up, Federighi is making the rounds, discussing those features, and offering up a few more tidbits of information along the way.