iOS 13 Expected to Feature Dark Mode, Redesigned Volume Indicator, Improved iPad Multitasking, and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Ahead of Apple introducing iOS 13 at WWDC in June, 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo has shared new details about what to expect. The report cites sources familiar with the matter and help from developer Steve Troughton-Smith.

    iOS 13 Dark Mode concept by Léo Vallet

    First, the report claims that a long-awaited systemwide Dark Mode is coming to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 13:
    Improved multitasking is expected on the iPad with iOS 13, including support for multiple windows and stackable cards in apps:
    To the joy of everyone, iOS 13 is said to feature a new volume HUD that is hopefully far less obtrusive than the current one. Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi hinted at this in an email to a customer earlier this year.

    iPads are also expected to receive a new standard undo gesture for text input on iOS 13 beyond the existing shake-to-undo. The report claims the new gesture is initiated with a three-finger tap on the keyboard area, and then users can slide left or right to undo and redo actions interactively.

    Additional gestures are expected to be introduced in iOS 13 that allow for the selection of multiple items in table views and collection views. Users will supposedly be able to "drag with multiple fingers on a list or collection of items to draw a selection, similar to clicking and dragging in Finder on the Mac."

    The report adds that Safari for iPad on iOS 13 will automatically ask for a desktop version of websites when necessary, while the Mail app will organize messages into searchable categories such as marketing, purchases, travel, "not important," and more. The new Mail app is also said to have a "read later" queue.

    Font management is also expected to improve in iOS 13, with a new font management menu in the Settings app.

    Other features expected in iOS 13 include a redesigned Reminders app that extends to the Mac, improved "Hey Siri" rejection for common ambient noises such as laughter and crying babies, improved multilingual support for keyboards and dictation, and expanded in-app printing controls, according to 9to5Mac.

    Article Link: iOS 13 Expected to Feature Dark Mode, Redesigned Volume Indicator, Improved iPad Multitasking, and More
  2. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    Really excited and can't wait for June to see what I hope is a major update with iOS 13.
  3. Pelea macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2014
    Why are they adding dark mode? No one wants it And no one will use it if it comes out.. what a waste of billions of dollars to develop it
  4. peteullo macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2009
    Scranton, PA
    I wouldn’t be mad if dark mode was the only new feature in iOS13.
  5. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    Thats a joke right?
  6. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2003
    Love it when apps implement not only dark mode but use a true black mode like Apollo.
  7. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Looks to be an awesome iPad update. I am looking forward to dark mode and any multitasking improvements. I am interested in seeing what home screen redesign they come up with, but I wouldn't say it's critical at all. iPad has such a bright future for Apple, it's cool to see everything coming together. Reminds me of the old OS X days.
  8. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    How about a legit files app with none of the current limitations?! That should be top of the list.
  9. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

    Oct 6, 2017
  10. AvisDeene macrumors member


    Sep 25, 2017
    I’ll be holding off a couple of months after it’s release to decide if I want to install it on my 6s plus. Maybe I was paranoid but my phone feels like it becomes sluggish every time (except for iOS 12) I’ve upgraded to the latest OS on my phone.
  11. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    It's interesting to see the iOS / iPad multitasking slowly evolving. Now we will have multiple overlapping draggable window support, a feature that has been on the Macintosh literally since the 1980s...

    Maybe we will have access to the filesystem and command line by 2030. But until then, no iPad is ever going to replace my Mac.
  12. atikalz macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2016
    Nice and overdue tweaks I am asking for so long. But is this worth a major upgrade? I think the annoying volume overlay and force desktop layout for Opfer should have been gone for years in a .x update.
  13. Superhappytree macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2015
    “Dark mode”

    “Redesigned volume indicator”.

    That’s it. It’s a success already. There will be no more complaints on here ever again. (Yeah, right).
  14. one more macrumors 6502a

    one more

    Aug 6, 2015
    I remember reading rumours that Maps will also get a redesign in iOS 13. Not just the data, but also the UI.
  15. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2013
    The smart invert colors thing in iOS right now has been a pretty serviceable dark mode surrogate for me for a while now, but if they give me the ability to have dark mode activate on a schedule, then this'll be a nice improvement.
  16. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    New volume indicator! At long last. Can't believe we actually had to see that huge square occupying the whole screen for 12 versions!
  17. IRockThat828pScreen macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2019
    I'm more hyped for iOS 13 than I am the new iPhones
  18. gwhizkids macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2013
    For those of you asking "why not this" or "why not that", do you honestly think 9to5Mac's find captures everything that's going to be in iOS 13? Be patient, June 3 is only 6 weeks away.
  19. Pepe4life macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2018
    How about letting me plug in an external hard drive into the usbc port on my iPad Pro?
  20. IRockThat828pScreen macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2019
    Yes because switching white pixels to black pixels obviously costs billions of dollars.
  21. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
  22. LS3 POWER macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    I guess no hope for Always On Display
  23. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Just dark mode and iPad improvements is enough for me. Everything else is icing on the cake! Looks like they're really tightening up some of the annoyances of iOS.

    Hopefully this requesting desktop websites thing on the iPad will lead to sites that look better on my 12.9" iPad Pro. What I hate is that it ends up loading the viewport of the standard iPad so everything just looks blown up and squished into the larger view instead of having additional spacing for items and normal typography.

    The mail thing sounds interesting. I recently started using Spark, which means it will probably die now because every time I try using a third party email app it gets bought and shut down by someone. But Spark does this with the organizing into groups of notifications, newsletters, personal, pins, seen, etc. I also like being able to snooze emails (maybe like the read later?) and the ability to send emails later. If they could also add that functionality it would be great. I like Spark but am annoyed as sometimes emails get stuck in the outbox for no reason, emails will just fail to load and I have to force quit the app, or the app will get dropped from memory and has to reload with the splash screen and everything. Checking email should be faster, so a native solution with additional functionality would be perfect. Especially since I don't like a third party having access to my data.
  24. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    The dark mode is cool but I just feel that it is a bit overhyped!
    I am more excited about iOS on the iPad and what they will do with it.
  25. IRockThat828pScreen macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2019
    A chicken head falling out of the lightning port every time I changed the volume would be better than the current volume control

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