IOS 13 Beta Release: How to Download Apple's Latest Developer Mobile OS

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Apple also added a new Dark mode to the operating system that converts white and gray menu items to black to reduce eye strain, and a swipe keyboard function that lets users type messages by sliding their fingers around the letters instead of tapping keys.

As rumoured ahead of the event, iTunes has been zapped.

Yesterday Apple made the announcement that it was scrapping iTunes, in favour of three separate apps that would do most of the work: Apple Music, Podcasts, and TV. Furthermore, syncing via iTunes is of course gone.

In Finder you'll see your iPhone or iPad pop up in the sidebar when you connect it to your Mac, and when you click on it, you'll see an interface very similar to the one that was in iTunes before. Apple will offer login using your Apple ID.

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"The new Music app for Mac is lightning fast, fun and easy to use".

"iPad transforms how people work and express their creativity, and with iPadOS, we're taking it even further by delivering exciting capabilities that take advantage of its large canvas and versatility", said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. One such company is Twitter, who has already committed to coming back to the Mac with a Catalyst app this fall. Furthermore, it is said to be great for editing video with Final Cut Pro X, drawing with Adobe Illustrator or marking up iWork documents. At the same time as Apple is introducing a dedicated operating system for the iPad in iPadOS, Catalyst gives developers more reason to make pro-level iPad apps, so they can then easily bring those pro features to the Mac as well.

While the developer beta for macOS Catalina is brand new and there's still some questions with some unclear answers, there are a few interesting tidbits about how your iTunes library will live on in macOS Catalina! There's also a new "Find My" app too that combines Find My Friends and Find My Friends and will disable your laptop if it gets stolen.

Are you sad about iTunes leaving? The change was officially announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook and other company executives at the conference keynote in San Jose, California. In the camera app you will be able to make portrait lighting adjustments, for example. However, given the sheer number of new features and changes that iOS 13 packs, many advanced users must be itching to install the OS on their iPhone or iPad. Eagle-eyed software developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered the new feature buried deep within the first iPadOS beta release.

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