TiOSS 367 - Where's my Sh*t

Submitted by Michael Johnston on May 11, 2019 - 9:08pm

watchOS to get its own App Store, dark mode in iOS, iPads as Mac displays, and more on this week's episode of The iOS Show! Show notes can be found at theiOSshow.com. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, send an email to feedback at theiosshow.com!

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Stuff mentioned:

  • Kuo: 2019 iPhones and New iPad Pro Models in Late 2019 to Early 2020 to Adopt New Antenna Technology
    • According to Ming Chi Quo
    • Apple planning to use modified-PI (MPI) material for most 2019 iPhone antennas
    • Switching from liquid crystal polymer (LCP)
    • LCP limits the RF performance due to production issues
    • LCP to be used in later models
    • Future iPads to use flexible circuit boards (with LCP)
  • Bloomberg: Apple Watch to Get Standalone App Store, iOS 13 Will Have All-New Sleep Mode, and More
    • Reported by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, "according to people familiar with the plans..."
    • watchOS 6
      • A dedicated App Store app on the Apple Watch itself
      • Voice Memos, Calculator, and Books apps
      • "Dose" and "Cycles" apps for pill reminders and menstrual cycle tracking respectively
      • Animoji and Memoji sticker support in sync with iPhone
      • New watch faces, including one with a custom "gradient" design and at least two "X-Large" versions with very large font; new complications for audiobooks, battery life of hearing aids, and more
    • iOS 13
      • Dark Mode that can be toggled in Control Center
      • A new systemwide Sleep Mode that can be toggled in Control Center to turn on Do Not Disturb, darken the Lock Screen, and mute all notifications. This is said to be tied to improvements to the Bedtime tab in the Clocks app.
      • A revamped Messages app with a WhatsApp-like feature that enables users to set a profile picture and display name, and choose who sees it, and a dedicated menu for Animoji and Memoji stickers
      • A revamped Maps app will make it easier to set frequent locations, like home or work addresses, and then navigate there. Improved grouping of frequent locations with ability to add photos.
      • A revamped Reminders app with four default sections laid out in a grid: tasks to be done today, all tasks, scheduled tasks, and flagged tasks
      • A revamped Books app with updated progress tracker and new rewards system
      • A revamped Health app with an improved view of daily activity, more comprehensive menstrual cycle tracking, and more
      • A revamped Mail app with ability to mute individual threads, block incoming email from certain contacts, and simpler folder management
      • New default swipe-based keyboard option like SwiftKey
      • New feature that will let users use their iPad as an external display for a Mac, complete with support for Apple Pencil, notifications, and more, as previously reported by 9to5Mac
      • A combined Find My iPhone and Find My Friends app, and possibly a Tile-like tag for tracking devices, as previously reported by 9to5Mac
      • User interface tweaks, including a new animation when launching the multitasking pane and closing apps and tweaks to the home screen on iPad
      • iPad is getting some unique features, including an updated interface for multi-tasking, tweaks to the home screen, and the ability to cycle through different versions of the same app
      • A more comprehensive Accessibility menu on the main page of the Settings app with improved hearing aid support and more
      • Performance improvements and bug fixes
    • macOS 10.15
      • Marzipan: iPhone and iPad apps can be easily ported to the Mac with new SDK that simplifies the cross-platform development process. This is said to be the first step in a plan to merge iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps into a single package that can run on any of those devices by 2021.
      • Apple Music, Podcasts, and merged Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps
      • Screen Time on Mac
      • iMessage stickers and effects
      • Siri Shortcuts integration
  • Latest Renders of 2019 iPhone XR Show Dual-Lens Cameras in Rear Glass-Integrated Square Bump
    • Onleaks released renders of the 2019 iPhone XR based upon rumors
    • Dual-lens camera arranged vertically (tri-lens exclusive to XS)
    • Front-facing cameras in all models are expected to be 12MP, up from 7
    • LCD screen in XR still likely despite rumors of OLED
    • Improved FaceID via new flood illuminator in all 2019 iPhones
    • Same notch size
    • 2019 OLED iPhone Case Renders Mirror Leaked Design
  • Questionable Rumor Says iOS 13 Will Drop Support for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and iPhone SE
    • According to French blog iPhoneSoft.fr
    • iOS 13 will not be compatible with
      • iPhone 5s
      • iPhone 6
      • iPhone 6 Plus
      • iPhone SE
    • Heard this rumor before
    • iPhone SE uses A9, same as 6s and iPad 5th Gen
  • Bloomberg: 2019 iPhones Can Charge AirPods, Cameras Will Have Increased Zoom and Auto-Correction Feature
    • All three iPhones will look similar to the current versions beyond additional cameras, including triple-lens rear camera systems on both the next iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and a dual-lens rear camera system on the next iPhone XR, each housed within a square camera bump.
    • The next iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be "about half a millimeter thicker."
    • The third camera on the next iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be an ultra-wide-angle lens that enables a broader range of zoom. The second rear camera on the next iPhone XR will enable increased zoom as well.
    • All three iPhones will be powered by a faster A13 chip, designed by Apple and manufactured by TSMC. Early test production began in April and mass production could begin as early as this month.
    • All three iPhones will have a feature that lets users charge the latest AirPods and other devices by placing them on the back of the devices.
    • Apple is working on an "auto-correction feature" to "fit people back into a photo who may have been accidentally cut out."

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