iOS 13 is the thirteenth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc., being the successor to iOS 12. It was announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 3, 2019, and is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2019.
|A version of the iOS operating system|
iOS 13 developer beta 1 in dark mode, running on an iPhone X.
|Source model||Closed with open-source components|
|Initial release||Scheduled for September 2019|
|Latest preview||13.0 developer beta 4 (17A5534f) (July 17, 2019 ) [±]|
|Kernel type||Hybrid (XNU)|
|License||Proprietary software with open-source components|
|Preceded by||iOS 12|
|In public beta stage|
|Articles in the series|
Introduction and initial releaseEdit
iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 were introduced by software engineering director Craig Federighi at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address on June 3, 2019. The first beta was made available to registered developers following the keynote. As of mid-June the second beta is available to registered developers with the first public beta released on June 24, 2019. The public releases of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are expected to be made available in the fall of 2019.
A system-wide dark mode was implemented, allowing users to enable a system-wide light-on-dark color scheme for the entire iOS and iPadOS user interface and all native applications, as well as all supported third-party apps.
Siri uses a software-generated voice called "Neural TTS" instead of using clips of human voices which will allow Siri to sound more natural. Siri will also become more functional and new sound control will be available. The Siri Shortcuts app is now installed by default. Siri will also use HomePods to learn and recognize voices of different people. It will also be possible for Siri to read messages aloud.
The QuickType virtual keyboard now features QuickPath, allowing the user to swipe their finger across the keyboard to complete words and phrases. This functionality was previously exclusively available via certain third-party keyboard applications such as SwiftKey or Gboard. Emoji stickers have been included on the emoji keyboard and so are available for use anywhere regular emoji can be input.
A new systemwide gesture interface was added for cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. A three finger swipe left or up will undo and three fingers right or down will redo. A single three finger pinch will copy, a second three finger pinch will cut, and a three finger spread pastes. A three finger single tap will bring up a shortcut menu with all five options.
Sign in with AppleEdit
A new single sign-on implementation known as "Sign in with Apple" was implemented, allowing users to create accounts with third-party services with a minimal amount of information. Users have the option to generate a disposable email address for each site, improving privacy, anonymity, and further reduces the amount of information that can be associated with a single email address. All iOS applications that support third-party login methods, such as Facebook and Google, must support the "Sign in with Apple" system, and the iOS human interface guidelines recommend that developers place the "Sign in with Apple" option above other login methods.
Several improvements to performance in iOS 13 were implemented. Face ID on the iPhone X, XS / XS Max, and iPhone XR now unlocks the devices up to 30 percent faster than it does on iOS 12. App downloads will be up to 50 percent smaller due to a new format, and app updates will be up to 60 percent smaller.
Messages & MemojiEdit
User profiles can now be created and Memoji can be used as an iMessage profile picture. All iOS devices with an A9 processor or newer can now create custom Memoji. Memoji and Animoji can now be used as a sticker in iMessage and other apps; they are also available as regular emoji for use anywhere the emoji keyboard is available. There are a variety of new customization options for Memoji.
Redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up with new features such as the ability to suggest when a reminder should be delivered to the user, and the ability to tag contacts so that references to reminders can be surfaced elsewhere, such as in Messages.
The Photos app uses machine learning to auto-hide "clutter" images such as screenshots and documents, among other features.
iOS 13 drops support for several devices, including all devices with an Apple A8 chip or earlier, and devices with only 1 GB of RAM. This also marks the first time any 64-bit devices were dropped. Devices no longer supported by iOS 13 include the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, and the sixth-generation iPod touch. Despite many rumors to the contrary, the iPhone SE is supported by iOS 13. 
To further differentiate features between iPhones and iPads, iOS 13 is now specific to the iPhone and iPod touch, and Apple has rebranded the tablet oriented platform with its own operating system, iPadOS.
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