iOS 13: Dark Mode, detachable panels, Safari and Mail upgrades, undo gesture, volume HUD, more
Apple is expected to unveil iOS 13, the next major version of the iPhone and iPad operating system, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off on June 3rd. Now, people familiar with the development of the operating system have shared exclusive details with 9to5Mac. Read on for new details about what to expect.
Dark Mode and Multitasking
First, the long-awaited Dark Mode is finally coming to the iPhone and iPad with iOS thirteen. There will be a machine-wide Dark Mode that may be enabled in Settings, which includes a high comparison version, similar to what’s already available on macOS. Speaking of macOS, iPad apps that run at the Mac using Marzipan will sooner or later take advantage of the Dark Mode assist on both structures.
There are many adjustments coming to iPad with iOS thirteen, which include the ability for apps to have a couple of home windows. Each window can also be able to incorporate sheets which might be first of all attached to a portion of the display screen, but can be indifferent with a drag gesture, turning into a card that may be moved around freely, much like what an open-source venture called “PanelKit” ought to do.
These playing cards can also be stacked on pinnacle of every other, and use a depth impact to signify which cards are on top and which can be on the bottom. Cards may be flung away to dismiss them.
Undo gesture, Safari improvements, and font management
Another thing many iOS users complain about is the lack of a standard undo system, which on the iPhone and iPad currently requires physically shaking the device.
With iOS 13, Apple is introducing a new standard undo gesture for text input on the iPad. The gesture starts as a three-finger tap on the keyboard area, sliding left and right allows the user to undo and redo actions interactively.
There will be a tutorial the first time the keyboard is opened to teach users how to use the new feature. It’s possible that developers will be able to adopt this interaction in custom controls through a public API.
Safari on iOS 13 for the iPad will automatically ask for a desktop version of websites when necessary, preventing a common issue where websites will render their iPhone version even when running on an iPad with a big screen. YouTube is notorious for this behavior, forcing users to rely on a ‘Request Desktop Site’ button.
Font management is getting a major upgrade on iOS 13. It will not be necessary to install a profile to get new fonts into the system anymore. Instead there will be a new font management panel in Settings. A new standard font picker component will be available for developers and the system will notify the user when they open a document that has missing fonts.
Smarter Mail, improved multiple item selection, more
The Mail app is getting smarter for the primary time in some time: the upgraded app might be capable of arrange messages into categories along with advertising, purchases, travel, “now not critical” and more, with the kinds being searchable. Users may also be capable of add messages to a “read later” queue much like third-birthday celebration e-mail apps.
Engineers are also working on bringing easy collaboration to third-party document-based apps, similar to what’s already available in Apple’s own productivity apps including Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
The focus on productivity on iOS continues with the inclusion of new gestures to allow for the selection of multiple items in table views and collection views, which make up for most of the user interfaces found in apps that list large amounts of data. Users will 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.
There will also be the ability for developers to use a different status bar style (light or dark) for each side of an in-app splitview, which should prevent issues that currently happen in some apps where the status bar will lack contrast with the background in one side of the splitview. Split Views on Marzipan apps based on iPad designs that run on the Mac will get the ability to be resized by dragging the divider and have their position reset when double-clicking the divider, like existing Split View apps on the Mac.
New Volume HUD and other changes
Other features to come with iOS 13 include a redesigned Reminders app, which is also coming to the Mac, a new volume HUD (the current obtrusive one has been a UI joke for a while now), better “Hey Siri” rejection for common mistaken noises such as laughter and crying babies, better multilingual support for keyboards and dictation, and expanded in-app printing controls.