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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.

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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:
There will be a system-wide Dark Mode that can be enabled in Settings, including a high contrast version, similar to what's already available on macOS. Speaking of macOS, iPad apps that run on the Mac using Marzipan will finally take advantage of the Dark Mode support on both systems.
Improved multitasking is expected on the iPad with iOS 13, including support for multiple windows and stackable cards in apps:
Each window will also be able to contain sheets that are initially attached to a portion of the screen, but can be detached with a drag gesture, becoming a card that can be moved around freely, similar to what an open-source project called "PanelKit" could do.

These cards can also be stacked on top of each other, and use a depth effect to indicate which cards are on top and which are on the bottom. Cards can be flung away to dismiss them.
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.

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.jpg

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
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.
 

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I remember reading rumours that Maps will also get a redesign in iOS 13. Not just the data, but also the UI.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
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