Apple has introduced the much-awaited iOS 13 in its WWDC event that is held in July. The company has provided all the essential features of iOS 13 in detail and also mentioned reasons why the developer community should be thrilled about it.
Later, Apple officially released the iOS 13 on September 19, 2019. Apple has updated some of the previous versions of the app and released some of the much-awaited features such as Dark Mode.
Swift 5 was released in March 2019, which consists of a stable binary interface on Apple platforms. Moreover, it enables the Swift runtime to be integrated with the Apple operating systems.
Both the major updates have a significant impact on the iPhone App Development. In this blog, we will provide you with all the essential reasons for the same.
How Swift 5 and iOS 13 Will Change iPhone App Development?
AR Apps Development using ARKit 3
iOS 13 has released a new version of ARKit, and it is available on the latest Apple’s iOS devices such as iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, & iPad Pro 2018 models.
ARKit 3 is useful to develop apps in which virtual apps can be placed either in front or behind the people because of People Occlusion, which enables them to deliver amazing augmented reality experiences.
Apple has also released a new technology known as RealityKit that allows creators of AR apps to render photorealistic digital material by integrating the best animation for their apps. The incredible thing about this technology is that it works with Swift 5, which means it is useful to build AR apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Sign in with Apple
iOS 13 includes a new Sign-in with Apple privacy feature that provides a more effective and safe way to Sign in to various apps and sites.
This feature works just like Google, Facebook, or Twitter sign-in options with just one change; Apple doesn’t track user’s profiles when they use the feature.
A user can use this feature on various apps and sites instantly using their current Apple ID; hence, they don’t have to give any information. Sign in with Apple is authenticated through the Face ID or Touch ID, and a user’s information remains secure due to two-factor authentication.
If one doesn’t want to reveal email address to any app that uses Sign in with Apple feature, then Apple has formed a “Hide My Email” feature that allows a user to generate and use single-use randomized email addresses, hence a user doesn’t have to reveal email address to the third-party apps.
Machine Learning with Core ML
CoreML has enhanced the way you want to incorporate machine learning into the iOS-based mobile apps. The new Core ML 3 will be very much useful in the iPhone App Development, and it is simple for you to integrate machine learning into their apps.
Core ML 3 mainly takes the benefit of the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine to offer maximum performance and efficiency, and allows you to incorporate the modern cutting-edge models into the apps.
Another thing that is launched in this version of CoreML is on-device training. The server side training was implemented with frameworks such as PyTorch, and then these apps were converted to Core ML for more accurate predictions. CoreML 3 is the latest version useful for the interface as well as on-device training.
Siri now consists of an updated voice that sounds natural, and one can easily predict it when Siri is speaking longer phrases. Siri’s voice is completely produced using the software.
The SiriKit API is now available to the majority of third-party app developers; hence, a user can use Siri to play podcasts, videos, music, audiobooks, and radio from third-party apps.
Siri’s suggestions are now integrated into Podcasts, Maps, and Safari. Also, Siri can be used to add reminders in messages and events in various third-party apps.
WatchOS consists of a lot of shortcuts, custom controls, an enhanced Siri, and an audio app. you can take benefit of SwiftUI that will change the way they work and new APIs will enable you to offer robust experiences.
You can develop fully independent watchOS apps or watchOS apps without any need for iOS equivalent. Moreover, users can discover & install all the apps instantly from the App Store on Apple Watch.
iPadOS releases a lot of technologies that can take benefit of special functionality present in iPad with the help of iOS SDK.
With the help of iPadOS, various iPad Apps can offer multi-window experiences, provide complete drawing experiences with Apple Pencil, and provide various fonts for systemwide use. Apart from this, there are various other things introduced in iPad OS useful for iOS app development.
When a user purchases any connected home accessory which connects with Apple HomeKit, then they have purchased a product that meets Apple’s requirements for security as well as functionality. HomeKit is a framework that allows a user to connect their home automation products and enables them to control them with Siri, and the Home app for iOS.
Apple has introduced new features in the Secure video and enhanced automation. Secure Video feature in Homekit enables home device users to encrypt security camera feeds end-to-end and safely store those videos into iCloud.
SwiftUI enables you to create UI and behavior of your app on any platform.
SwiftUI offers different types of views, controls, and layout structures for creating an app’s interface. The framework offers event handlers for delivering taps, gestures, and various types of inputs for the app and tools to handle the flow of data from your app’s models down to the views and controls that users will see and interact.
From the above features, we can say that Swift5 and iOS 13 will transform the entire iPhone App Development.