Monday brought us iOS 13.2, which comes with a bunch of new Emojis, so a high adoption rate is definitely coming. Here’s Emojipedia’s blog post depicting 398 new icons.
In the same fashion as in Catalina, by navigating to Settings → Privacy → Analytics & Improvements, you can decide if Apple can review your Siri & Dictation interactions. If you want to delete your Siri & Dictation recordings, open Settings, then Siri & Search and there you’ll find a Siri & Dictation History row, which will navigate you to the Delete Siri & Dictation History button.
In the Camera app, Apple delivered Deep Fusion, a feature mentioned during the iPhone event this year. To quote Apple:
Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture multiple images at various exposures, run a pixel-by-pixel analysis, and fuse the highest quality parts of the images together resulting in photos with dramatically better texture, details, and reduced noise, especially for mid to low light scenes.
It’s worth noting that:
a) Deep Fusion works automatically on supported devices, and
b) it does not work when taking a photo with an ultra-wide lens.
One more interesting feature – Camera got a handy shortcut in the upper-right corner, which allows to set video resolution without the need to switch to Settings as before.
However, it appears that following the buggy Catalina 10.15.0, iOS 13.2 is yet another recent update that you may wish to hold off with – there are numerous reports that 13.2 is killing background apps more often than the previous versions. This may obviously get unbearable, especially if you switch a lot between the apps. Take a look at this list of people complaints. 13.2.1 will be coming soon, I guess.
Sebastiaan de With, who works on the Halide and Spectre apps, takes a detailed look at the software behind the iPhone 11 camera:
It’s true: The great advances in camera quality for these new iPhones are mostly to blame on advanced (and improved) software processing.
I’ve taken some time to analyze the iPhone 11’s new image capture pipeline, and it looks like one of the greatest changes in iPhone cameras yet.