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Leaks about Apple‘s new-generation iPhones have been increasing as we edge closer to their release dates. While the iPhones, rumored to be called the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R, are expected to be announced at a press conference this September, Bloomberg reports that Apple will unveil new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019, which kicks off on June 3.

Below, all the details on the new home-grown apps and software features to expect  from iOS 13, codenamed “Yukon.”

Will we notice a difference in speed?

According to the leak, iOS 13 will speed up iPhones and iPads, and should also reduce bugs.

What can we expect in terms of new features?

The latest update will include a number of user interface tweaks, including redesigned widgets. Exciting additions include a Dark Mode optimized for viewing a device’s display at night and swipe support for the iOS keyboard. The iPad is getting native support for use as a second screen on a connected Mac computer, including Apple Pencil support.

How about updates?

The Reminders app is getting a big update. According to the report, “The new app has a main screen with four default sections laid out in a grid: tasks to be done today, all tasks, scheduled tasks, and flagged tasks. Each section has its own different-colored page that users can add items to.”

Screen Time is getting an update that lets parents block their children from communicating with specific contacts, while an Apple Books update will offer a new rewards system to encourage reading.

The iMessage upgrade will support profile pictures and display names, as well as new Animoji and Memoji features. The Maps app is also getting a number of updates to improve the interface. Find My Friends and Find My iPhone will be combined into a single app, while Apple’s Mail app will get individual thread muting.

A new Sleep Mode will combine features like Do Not Disturb, screen darkening, and more for better sleep and effective digital detoxing. The iPad is also getting an updated multitasking interface home screen.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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