Apple launches iPadOS and iOS 13 public betas
Apple has released the first public betas of its highly-anticipated iOS13 and iPadOS 13 operating systems.
As of now, anyone can download the new operating systems without having a developer account.
Apple releases new operating system updates year-on-year, but the new iterations of its iPhone, iPad and Mac OS feature some big changes. Most notably, with the new ‘Sign in with Apple’ privacy tool, comprehensive dark modes and the ability to run iPad apps on Mac devices.
Here’s what to expect from the new operating systems:
This is the 13th edition of the iPhone operating system, and the first to bring with it major new privacy features. You now get the ability to “Sign in with Apple” similar to how you login to website via Facebook or Google logins.
Dark mode lets you swap out your regular display for a night-time friendly version, and the maps application will be significantly more accurate.
Probably the most exciting update of the bunch is the iPad’s new operating system, which is mouse compatible. Although the feature has been designed to be an accessibility tool, it makes the iPad a lot more likely to serve as a laptop replacement.
You get the ability to organize the home screen as well, to display apps and widgets.
With Catalina, iTunes officially goes the way of the dodo. The music application will instead be split up into Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Essentially, it just makes it easier to organize your media.
Users will also be able to use an iPad as a second screen thanks to Sidecar, which can also turn it into a high-precision drawing took when combined with an Apple Pencil.
Want to try out the new operating systems yourself? MacRumours has a handy guide on how to make it happen.