Next Year's iOS 13 Update to Feature iPad-Focused Upgrades Like Revamped Files App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has several major iPad-focused features planned for next year's iOS 13 update, codenamed "Yukon," according to information shared by Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman on Twitter.

    Apple is said to be working on a revamped Files app, in-app tabs similar to the tabs that are available in macOS apps, support for using the same app side-by-side in Split View multitasking mode, and unspecified improvements to Apple Pencil. Some of this information was previously shared by Gurman in reports on Bloomberg, but details such as a revamped Files app are new.


    Gurman also previously said that some features originally planned for iOS 12 will be pushed back to iOS 13 to allow Apple to work on bug fixes and performance improvements. These features include a redesigned Home screen (which will include changes on the iPad) and a revamped Photos app.

    iOS 11, the current version of iOS, was also an iPad-focused update, introducing the Files app, a revamped iPad dock, a new App Switcher, Drag and Drop support, new Apple Pencil features like Instant Markup and Instant Notes, a redesigned QuickType keyboard, and more.

    iOS 12, coming this year, will offer fewer new features than Apple had originally planned, but Gurman believes Apple will introduce at least one major change that also affects macOS 10.14 - support for cross-platform apps. Apple is said to be working to implement features that would allow apps designed for the iPhone and the iPad to run on the Mac, but there has been some disagreement over when this feature will debut.

    Daring Fireball's John Gruber says Apple will not introduce this functionality until iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, so it is unclear if it will indeed be coming in iOS 12. Gurman does, however, often share accurate information on Apple's software updates ahead of their release.

    Other features planned for iOS 12 include additional Animoji characters, a new Animoji interface and Animojis on iPad, FaceTime support for Animoji, updated parental controls with a new Digital Health tool to allow parents to better monitor screen time, a revamped Stocks app, an enhanced version of Do Not Disturb, and support for multiplayer augmented reality games.

    Apple will unveil iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference that kicks off on Monday, June 4. The first day will include a keynote event where Apple will share all of the new features coming in the software updates, and following the keynote, developers will be provided with access to the software to begin to prepare their apps ahead of a fall public launch.

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  2. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    lol lets call pushing back dates to the reality that they are trying to catch up...
  4. IbisDoc macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2010
  5. cmaier Suspended

    Jul 25, 2007
    iOS 13 will also be the release of iCloud iMessages.
  6. motm95 macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
    Can we PLEASE have multiple DND profiles so I can have one schedule during the workweek and a different one on the weekend? That seems like it should take about 50 lines of code. Jeez.

    BONUS points for location based DND profiles.

    C'mon Apple, steal this from Android for Pete's sake.
  7. compete12 macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2010
  8. btrach144 macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2015
    Can we please get multiple profile support? I shouldn’t have to buy an iPad for every person in my family.
  9. itsmilo macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2016
    Of course you should.

    Ikr? Its mindblowing to me that we still cannot set it for specific days like mo-fr. i mean it works on the alarm already ...


    „Focus on bug fixes“ which i suppose will just introduce new bugs by fixing other bugs. Also if they know what bugs they got, why not fix them in x.1 x.2 x.3 or x.4 already?
  10. nt5672 macrumors 68000

    Jun 30, 2007
    You know I could gain back some respect for Cook if he would get up on stage and simply say, "This years software will have better quality and that is our focus. Sure there are few new features, but most important is reliability and quality. So I'll turn it over to ?????? to show you the list of 12000 bug fixes we are releasing." Then leaves the stage.

    But what I fear from Cook is more of the "Its incredible!", which in reality to normal people not trying to BS the market place is it's really not all that incredible, just a little different.

    As a developer, I really want non-BS. So it would also not hurt my feelings if Cook skipped this years WWDC. That would be a big improvement.
  11. motm95 macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
    @compete12 ... ah, the old YouTube app icon. Gotta love how they chose a 1950's television to represent streaming video.
  12. NMBob macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    New Mexico
    Give us iOS Finder, iOS Preview and have "My Documents" on my iPad show up on my MacBook when I plug it in and then get out of my way. What a hobbled bandaided mess.
  13. Bacillus Suspended


    Jun 25, 2009
    Great, plus an iOS version number renaming into territory
  14. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    How can we think about iOS 13 when iOS 11 was such a poor release? We can only hope 12 will work. By the way 9.3.5 works great on my 6s.
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    iPads are not meant to be shared, this is not a wePad. The solution is simple, you just buy more iPads. Why, because apple loves money.
  16. pers0n macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2014
    Maybe Surface competition finally got them to realize the iPad has needed more features than the iPhone due to its bigger size. Hooray for competition, just wish they had realized it earlier, iPad Pro is a good product
  17. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    The biggest updates really need to come for iPad. It has been far too stagnant and underutilized for far too long. When iPad was announced 8 years ago I was certain there would be much larger/more robust changes in the iPad softtware by now... It's a shame we have to wait another year...
  18. currentinterest macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
    Having two documents open from the same App (other than Safari) on the iPad is high on my wish list.
  19. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    So... the homescreen redesign that was going to breathe fresh life into iOS... is iPad only. Super.

    I miss skeuomorphism.
  20. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    This seems like a dream update for me: iPad functionality and quality.

    I'm doubtful on the "quality" given THIS year was supposed to be the big quality focus year, and it's been sub-par, to say the least.

    But hopefully Apple has learned their lesson.
  21. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    After 11 years, even Apple is sick of living in the walled prison they created called iOS.
  22. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    I think it’s a good thing that Apple is finally getting serious about all the bugs that plague iOS. It has really gotten bad since they gave Forstall the boot. At the same time, it’s somewhat embarrassing that a company with Apple’s immense wealth and resources can’t figure out how to walk and chew gum at the same time by also delivering new features.
  23. seatton macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    I use iBooks heavily on my iPad Pro. The fact that the app stops showing reading progress is really annoying. Now I can only do that on the iPhone 3D Touch annoys me. I only read on my phone once in a while. I hope Apple fixes that soon.
  24. FasterQuieter macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2008
    I still have to Google every time I want side-by-side apps. So I never do it. Either I am profoundly stupid or it is just not obvious enough.
  25. TheShadowKnows! macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2014
    National Capital Region
    LOL! That is no accident -- that is intentional. TC would have a heart attack if anyone advances iOS as multi-user -- even for schools where there is no valid excuse. [And, once FaceID migrates to iPad hardware, the iPad as a single-user device is all but official.]

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