iOS 13, which launches today, is less about a grand, orchestrated new direction, and more about lots of really, really useful little features and tweaks. For instance, one of the best changes is that Safari on iPad is now a proper desktop browser, just like you have on you Mac. And then there’s the new top row of the share sheet, which gives one-tap buttons to share to friends via iMessage.
Or, in iPadOS 13, which ships at the end of the month, you can plug in pretty much any USB device and it will work. Hard drives, SD cards full of movies, anything.
So, while you’re waiting for the new version of iOS to install on your device(s), check out all the new iOS 13 features right here.
All iOS 13’s best new features
Even for older devices, the Camera app and Photos app bring some amazing additions. The new Photo library view will take a bit of getting used to, but you’ll soon love it. The editing tools alone are worth the upgrade, and you can even edit your videos.
This is mostly for the iPad, but you can use a mouse with the iPhone if you really want to. And yes, with the right Camera Connection Kit adapter, you can even plug a hard drive or thumb drive into your iPhone.