During the opening conference of WWDC 2019, Apple presented iOS 13, a new incarnation of its operating system designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Compared to the transition from version 11 to 12, which took place last year, this time the Cupertino company evolves introducing many more innovations. Among these, the most awaited is certainly the Dark Mode, a function already available on Android devices and particularly appreciated by users.
Exactly as seen on the smartphone based on the green robot, the iOS 13 Dark Mode allows you to set the entire interface on dark tones, including system applications. As always in these cases, it will take some time for third-party apps to adapt to this change but, considering Apple’s modus operandi (always attentive to the graphic coherence of the operating system), it is very likely that this can happen already in the next weeks.
This new mode can be activated quickly from the Control Center or, alternatively, directly from the Settings. In addition, the positive impact on the battery should not be underestimated, at least in relation to iPhones. As you may recall, starting with iPhone X, Apple introduced OLED displays on their smartphones. This technology literally turns off the pixels when it has to reproduce black, so it’s easy to see how iOS 13 Dark Mode can bring benefits in terms of autonomy.
The Cupertino company has also redesigned the user interface in some places, introducing a new animation at the start of multitasking and making a graphic cleaning on the widgets, which will appear stylistically more integrated. Also important is the introduction of Sleep Mode, which is a new system rest mode that activates the “Do Not Disturb” function, making the lock screen darker and disabling notifications.
The dark mode is useful in low light conditions. It will be available to third-party application developers for integration into programs.
iOS 13 provides new features for the applications you use every day, with rich photo and map updates and privacy protection features such as logging in with Apple, providing better performance. We are glad that soon our customers will experience what will happen to the iPhone this fall, and we are waiting for them to see how great everything looks in a dark mode – Craig Federigi, Senior Vice President
In addition, Apple, thanks to the new MacOS Catalina operating system, will get rid of iTunes. It served as a media player and multimedia user library 18 years ago. iTunes functions will now be transferred to Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts.