Apple expects to launch iOS 13, the next major version of the iPhone and iPad operating systems, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which begins on June 3. Now, people familiar with the development of the operating system have shared exclusive details with 9to5Mac. Read on to find out what to expect.
Dark Mode and Multitasking
First, the long awaited Dark Mode with iOS 13 will finally be available on iPhone and iPad. There will be a system-wide dark mode can be enabled in the settings, including a version with high contrast, similar to already available on macOS. Speaking of MacOS: iPad apps running marzipan on the Mac use dark mode support on both systems.
The iPad with iOS 1
These cards can also be stacked on top of each other and indicate with a depth effect which cards are up and which are down. Cards can be thrown to discard them.
Undoing gestures, improvements to Safari and font management
Another thing that many iOS users complain about is the lack of a standard undo system that must be physically shaken on the iPhone and iPad at present.
With iOS 13, Apple introduces a new standard undo gesture for text input on the iPad. The gesture begins with a tap of the finger with three fingers in the keyboard area. By moving to the left and right, the user can interactively undo and redo the actions.
The first time you open the keyboard, a tutorial is described in which users learn to use the keyboard new feature. It's possible that developers can take that interaction into custom controls through a public API.
Safari on iOS 13 for iPad automatically prompts for a desktop version of Web sites when needed, which avoids a common site viewing issue iPhone version also works on a widescreen iPad. YouTube is aware of this behavior and forces users to rely on a desktop page request button.
Font management is significantly updated on iOS 13. It is not necessary to install a profile to get new fonts in the system anymore. Instead, the settings display a new font management window. Developers have a new standard component for selecting fonts. The system notifies the user when a document with missing fonts is opened.
Smart mail, improved selection of multiple items, more
The mail app gets smarter The first time in a while: The updated app can organize news into categories such as marketing, purchases, travel, "not important" and more the categories are searchable. Users can also add messages to a "read later" queue, much like third-party email apps.
In addition, engineers are working on easy collaboration with third-party document-based apps similar to those already available in Apple's own productivity apps such as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
The focus on iOS productivity is enhanced by the inclusion of new gestures that allow you to select multiple items in table and collection views that make up the most user interfaces found in apps that list large amounts of data. Users may be able to drag multiple fingers onto a list or collection of items to make a selection similar to clicking and dragging in the Finder on the Mac.
Developers can also use a different status bar style (light or dark) for each page of a split view (side-by-side apps). This should prevent issues that are currently occurring in some apps where the status bar on a shared view page does not contrast with the background. Split views in marzipan apps based on iPad themes running on the Mac can be resized by dragging the splitter, and resetting the position when you double-click the splitter, as with the ones on the Mac Split view apps.
New Volume HUD and other changes
Other features of iOS 13 are a redesigned Reminders app that also comes on the Mac, a new volume HUD (which is currently intrusive was a UI joke ) a while), better "Hey Siri" strain for frequent fake sounds like laughter and crying babies, better multi-language support for keyboard and dictation, and advanced in-app pressure controls.
Many thanks to Steve Troughton-Smith for his help with this report.
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