Looks like Google isn’t the one working on a dark mode for the next release of their platform. A new report from 9to5Mac details what’s coming next for Apple’s iOS this fall.
First of all, what everyone knows, iOS 13 will be bringing a dark mode to the iPhone and iPad. Cheers and champagne to everyone who predicted it for every iOS version since iOS 10. Google will be doing this too while Microsoft will be adding a more advanced light mode to Windows 10.
Moving on, the iPad will reportedly be getting a number of new productivity features. Most notably, the ability for an app to spawn movable windows for more desktop-style multitasking. This will be useful for the iPad Pro styled tablets which are aimed at users who want more traditional computing while retaining the trappings of iOS.
Safari on the iPad will also be getting more desktop-like, users will be served the desktop version of a site by default, rather than an iPhone optimised version.
There are other miscellaneous features coming in iOS 13. A universal undo gesture accessible without shaking your device physically, a smarter mail app (just use Outlook or Gmail), and a new volume HUD.
Apple’s iOS 13 will be unveiled at WWDC in just over a month from now and we’ll see just how accurate this rumour turns out to be,