iOS 13 Gaining Revamped Reminders App and Enhanced Apple Maps

During the iOS 13 section of the WWDC 2019 keynote today, Apple unveiled a completely revamped Reminders app. The app features an all-new user interface and advanced features that can intelligently detect what kind of reminder you're creating.


When you begin typing in a reminder, the app will provide smart suggestions regarding when and where you should be alerted. You can also tag people in any reminder, and the next time you begin a Messages thread with them you'll see a Reminders notification that suggests you bring up the topic with them.

There's also a new quick toolbar that makes it easier to add times, dates, locations and flags, or add attachments to any reminder.

Secondly, Apple Maps is being updated with enhanced mapping data and an all-new map. Apple said that it drove 4 million miles to rebuild the basemap from the ground up and offer broader road coverage, better pedestrian data, more precise addresses, and a more detailed landcover.

The updated Apple Maps in iOS 13 can be seen on the left

This new map is available now in select cities and states, and will expand to the entire United States by the end of 2019 and select other countries next year. Apple Maps also has a new "Look Around" window to check out ground level views of certain locations, and "Collections" to easily share favorite restaurants or stores with friends.