iOS 13 preview: get an early look at the best new iPhone features

A whole new look. On a whole new level.

Promising to sport a brand-new look, snazzy smart features, and more updates than you can shake a stick at, we can’t wait for iOS 13.

There’s no word on when the new operating system will come out but–the chances are–that it will come out in September.

So, what can you expect when it lands? Here are the highlights we know about so far.

Back to Black With Dark Mode

Ready for a whole new iPhone look? The latest operating system update may be darker than you think.

Yes, iOS 13 boasts a brand-new Dark Mode, which means that the background of your phone will be black rather than white.

The dimmer look should be better for your eyes and, let’s face it, it looks kind of cool too.

Game-Changing Online Security

Online security is essential in the modern world. Luckily, the people at Apple know that. Say hello to the ‘sign in with Apple’ feature.

You will now be able to use your Apple ID to sign into apps and websites online. Basically, that means that signing in and, crucially, protecting your privacy has never been easier.

Siri Gets a (Voice) Makeover

Hear Siri as you’ve never heard it before. Yes, the virtual assistant is getting a voice makeover.

The upcoming update apparently uses ‘advanced neural text-to-speech technology’ which means that the sound will be completely different and more realistic. Eek!

Swipe to Type Your Messages

Are you in a hurry? If so, this next iOS 13 feature will be super useful.

Rather than tapping on each touchscreen button on the keypad, you will now be able to swipe to type instead. That means that messaging your friends and family will be quicker than ever.

Unique Memoji Accessories

If you’re a fan of the Memoji feature, iOS 13 has some exciting additions to offer.

The latest version of the operating system offers some new and improved ways to customise your Memoji. These accessories include makeup, piercings, headwear and more.

Breath-Taking Portrait Mode Features

Want to take your best portrait yet? Two of the most exciting iOS 13 features will help you elevate your photography game once again.

The Portrait Lighting feature allows you to change the intensity of the lighting while you can also add a monochromatic effect to the images you take. Win-win.

Updated Video Editing Features

Let’s face it – one of the most infuriating things about editing a video on an iPhone is the fact that you can’t change the size of the picture or rotate it. All that is about to change.

With the iOS 13 update, you will be able to use the same photo editing features on videos.

The Reminders App Gets Smarter

The Reminders app is one of the most useful standard iPhone features. So, you should be pleased to hear that the app is getting a whole load smarter. Yes, using Siri intelligence, the app will help you create smart lists, schedule your time, and flag up your priorities.

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