iOS 13 rumors: Everything you need to know

Here's everything we think we know about Apple's next big mobile operating system release.

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The big obtrusive volume indicator in iOS has been something of a running joke for years now, and is always prominently featured on iOS wishlists. According to 9to5Mac’s sources, iOS 13 will finally change the default volume indicator! Yay!

Plausible? At this point, we would have expected Apple to address this in iOS 10, iOS 11, and iOS 12. We are hopeful, but we’ve been burned before.

Changes to developer features

Every new version of iOS brings changes to the frameworks and APIs developers use to make apps, and iOS 13 will be no exception.

According to 9to5Mac’s “sources familiar with the development of Apple’s new operating systems,” we’re in for some big improvements.

Siri will get a bunch of new intents (specific functions that apps can integrate with Siri), ARKit will improve with the ability to detect human poses and new easier development tools, developers will have more control over the Taptic Engine for haptic feedback, and apps that use NFC will be able to read more tag formats. Apps that use Core ML for machine learning will be able to improve their neural networks right on device, and new tools for image classification and audio analysis will allow developers to make smarter apps more easily.

Plausible? All these developer features sound well-grounded and likely. Our big hope is that new Siri intents and maybe even domains will give it the ability to work better with many more apps and services

This story, "iOS 13 rumors: Everything you need to know" was originally published by Macworld.

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