At WWDC this summer, Apple is expected to unveil the latest version of its iOS system, iOS 13 in beta. Other iOS 13 upgrades include CarPlay improvements, a new Home screen, and the ability to tab through multiple pages of a single app.
According to reports via Bloomberg and others, one of the major updates is dark mode for the iPhone and iPad, matching the dark mode now available on the Mac through macOS Mojave as of last year. Since iOS12, Apple has shifted its approach to iOS development, allowing more time for features that require more development, while the company continues to offer annual updates. iOS 13 may thus be significantly more developed than prior updates.
Expected Rumored Features include:
• Redesigned Home screen on iPhone and iPad
• Dark Mode
• Updated CarPlay interface
• iPad interface updates
• New multitasking features
• Cross-platform apps
• Updated Files app
Both the Home screen for iOS (iPhone and iPad) as well as for CarPlay is expected to be updated. iOS 13 will have Dark Mode, a feature that users have wanted for a long time, enabling easier “nighttime viewing.” Apple’s Live Photo feature is expected to double the length of the video, going from three seconds to six seconds.
Viewing multiple windows via a single iPad app via tab viewing. New multitasking features are also expected. Cross platform apps are expected, allowing you to bring iOS apps to the Mac. This is an exciting new functionality that developers can use to port iOS apps to the Mac. Finally, new Mail features are also expected, including the choice to turn off incoming Mail notifications from email threads.
View our prior WWDC coverage here.