iOS 13 will let apps like Lightroom access photos directly from external storage, report claims

With iOS 13, Apple will allow third-party applications to import photos directly from external storage, reports 9to5Mac . If true, this would end one of our key frustrations with iOS in the iPad Pro, which requires importing images into the system's camera roll before being able to move them to an application such as Lightroom CC. Apple previously released a shortcut from Siri to automate the process, but the new feature will make this not necessary on the USB-C tablet aimed at professionals.

Apple also plans to announce improvements to the applications of Marzipan, Siri and ARKit – the increase in Apple's reality developer kit. The changes of iOS and macOS, first reported by 9to5Mac were compiled by Guilherme Rambo with the help of Steve Troughton-Smith.

  • Marzipan, which is a framework to allow iOS developers to bring their applications to the Mac, will get support for more Mac-specific features, such as the touch bar and the menu bar. UIKit applications will be able to open multiple windows, and split view applications will get better resizing support.
  • Siri will have access to a large number of "Intents", which are spoken commands with which third-party applications can be integrated. 9to5Mac says that these new attempts will include media playback, search and voice calls.
  • Augmented reality applications will be able to detect human poses thanks to the ARKit improvements, and will benefit from a new complementary application for developers that will allow them to create RA experiences visually. The compatibility of the controller and headphones for AR is also programmed to expand with touch controllers and stereo headphones respectively.
  • Other diverse improvements include giving developers more control over the iPhone's Taptic Engine, support for wider NFC tags, and allowing developers to update their machine learning models in the device itself, rather than needing them to be trained. previously.

All these new features will be announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June, where the company is expected to present iOS 13, tvOS 13, macOS 10.15 and watchOS 6.

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