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iOS 13 It seemed suitable that at WWDC, Craig Federighi would be introduced by just his first name (twice). He lauded the significant performance improvements worked into the OS. However, the new Mojave-like dark mode was greeted by collective ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd. It is really pretty on an iPhone and just kind of looks right. Type-and-swipe typing is also finally coming to the phone. Many of the new Maps features, especially its smooth street-view moves and LIDAR-captured detail may even lure some of us away from Google Maps. Security was a big topic in the new iOS, with abilities to both block tracking features an apps as well as report on the ones you have enabled. What may be the most immediately useful features will be the ability your Apple ID to sign into sites as you can now with Facebook or Google, but without opening their floodgates to your personal data. This will be available on all of Apple’s platforms. Siri is also getting a major face- (or we should say voice-lift). She will use an entirely artificial and, strangely enough, more natural sounding neural text-to-speech system. The voice is entirely generated by software and her speech is now as smooth as Alexa. Next question: will she understand us any better?

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