19 October 2020
Apple has released the iOS 13, its newest and furnished operating system for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It’s available for iPhone 6s and later and the 7th-generation iPod Touch. Together with the iOS 13, Apple has also released the watchOS 6 and made available the Apple Arcade video game streaming service for the subscription.
The iOS 13 brings along a ton of features but the most notable one is the system-wide Dark Mode option that changes the entire look of the operating system from light to dark. The new feature not only helps in reducing the power consumption but also stress on your eyes. The feature just darkens everything on the screen – from system elements to Apple’s apps to third-party apps as well.
Apart from this, the iOS 13 brings a pool of new features to the Photos, Safari, and Maps apps. The Reminders app has been overhauled as well. There’s also a new sign-in method for apps and websites that Apple claims is focused on user privacy.
On the other hand, the watchOS 6 is more like a modest update but it does bring some new features apart from just the upgrades. There’s a new ability to track menstrual cycles, report ambient noise, and track activity trends in a new way. The most notable upgrade is the ability to download apps directly on the Watch without the use of a smartphone.
The watchOS 6 is available for Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 today and will be included with the Series 5 when it goes on sale.
Talking about the Apple Arcade video game streaming service, the app now lets you subscribe to the service at $4.99 for a month. It gives you access to 100 or more mobile games. Apple has made available some premium titles along with the release. There’s now a dedicated tab in the App Store for Arcade. Interestingly, Apple Arcade came early for a handful of iOS 13 users for the subscription. The service came three days early to try for some of the lucky users and now it’s available to everyone.