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Apple will enable Lightroom-like apps access photos directly with iOS 13: Report

Once iOS 13 rolls out to all its devices, Apple will reportedly let third-party apps import photos directly from the external storage. If this is indeed true, then a key reason for frustration among a number of Apple users is going to go. As of now, in order to import images, iPad Pro users have to first put them in the system’s camera roll and then move them to an app like Lightroom CC.

It is worth mentioning that prior to this, the Cupertino based technology giant also rolled out a Siri Shortcut in order to automate the process. However, the upcoming new feature will make it unnecessary for iPad users to follow so many steps.

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The report about the feature first surfaced in 9to5Mac, which further said that Apple will be announcing improvements to Marzipan apps, Siri, and ARKit — the company’s AR developer kit. Here’s a list of changes that are expected:

Marzipan: Apple’s framework that lets iOS developers port their apps to the Mac will get support for more Mac-specific features including Touch Bar and menu bar. In addition to this, UIKit apps will get the ability to open multiple windows and Split View apps will get better support for resizing.

Siri: Apple’s digital assistant will get access to a number of new ‘Intents’, which basically are spoken commands by the user that the third party apps can integrate with. According to the report that has surfaced online, Intents will include commands like media playback, voice calling and search.

Augmented Reality apps: The AR apps on Apple devices will be able to detect human poses going forward. This will be made possible because of improvements to ARKit and it will also benefit from developers that will enable them to visually create AR experiences. Augmented Reality is also about to get support for controllers and headsets with touch controllers and stereo headsets.

Miscellaneous: Other changes that are set to happen, including giving developers more control over iPhone‘s Taptic Engine, expanding support for NFC tag, letting developers upgrade their machine learning models on the device. As of now, they need to be pre-trained.

It is worth mentioning that Apple is expected to announce these features and a number of other changes at its upcoming developers’ conference in June this year – WWDC 2019. Major announcements that are expected by the company are iOS 13, tvOS 13, macOS 10.15, and watchOS 6 among others.

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