Apple recently launched the iOS 13. As expected some of the older iPhones will not support iOS 13 and will continue running iOS 12. Apple has now released iOS 12.4.2 for devices that are running iOS 12 and cannot be updated to iOS 13.
You can download iOS 12.4.2 by going to Settings app>General section and Software Update. At this point in time, we are not sure whether iOS 12.4.2 bundles new features. Our guess is that it is a security update issued to fix some exploit or flaws for older Apple devices. It is worth noting that iOS 12.4.2 is available for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the 6th-gen iPod touch.
12.4.2 released for devices that cannot run 13 anymore https://t.co/7aByUOVZA3
— Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) September 26, 2019
Meanwhile, iOS 13 comes with a plethora of new features and enhancements. Below are some of the major ones:
iOS 13 adds a native system-wide Dark mode to the OS. The theme has been beautifully executed by Apple and looks stunning on iPhones with OLED displays like the iPhone X and iPhone XS. Apart from looking good, the Dark mode will also help improve the battery life on OLED iPhones.
New Reminders App, Improved Apple Maps
iOS 13 introduces a brand new Reminders app which is not only more functional but also smarter. With natural language input support, one can simply type in their reminder and the app will automatically figure out the time, day, location, and the reminder part automatically
Apple Maps is also getting a big upgrade as a part of iOS 13. Apart from improved and more detailed Maps data, it is also getting a Look Around which is Apple’s take on Street View and shows street-level imagery. Apple expects to roll out Look Around to the entirety of the United States and a few other popular cities across the world by the end of this year.
Sign In with Apple
Apple is going to launch its own SSO solution with iOS 13. Called ‘Sign In with Apple,’ the company’s approach is focused on privacy and security. Sign In with Apple will allow users to sign in to third-party apps without sharing their email ID, phone number, or any other personal detail. Want to know more about iOS 13? We have curated some of the best iOS 13 features, check them out!