As Apple gears up to launch its next operating system -- iOS 13 later this year, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker has packed India-relevant features, such as Siri would be able to talk in desi English accent.
In iOS 13, users can seamlessly access content drawn from Indian languages in a conversational style. With Siri in iOS 13, users will be able to play their favourite Bollywood music just as easily as an English rap or rock number.
iOS 13 will also allow users to keep track of the dates and locations of popular local events happening nearby and across the country. Users will also be able to track their online reservations in calendar with iOS 13.
Apple is also including enhanced language setup where in users can choose their languages, including those for keyboard and dictation, and customise their language preferences from the start.
Additionally, the keyboard will now support all 22 Indian languages along with the addition of 15 new Indian language -- Assamese, Bodo, Dogri, Kashmiri (Devanagari, Arabic), Konkani (Devanagari), Manipuri (Bangla, Meetei Mayek), Maithili, Nepali, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), and Sindhi (Devanagari, Arabic).
iOS 13 will also bring with it a dark mode, new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites, and navigate the world with an all-new map.
Apple says that the dark mode will work system-wide and across all native apps to enhance the readability in low-light environments by adjusting background and foreground colours to make content stand out. In iOS 13, Photos and videos are intelligently organised, making it easier to browse, discover and relive favourite memories, with auto play videos to bring the library to life.