IOS 13 will include a dark mode and multitasking

Alonzo Simpson
April 17, 2019

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THE NEXT VERSION of iOS will feature a system-wide Dark Mode and improved iPad multitasking, according to a mega-leak courtesy of 9to5Mac. The new feature should also remove the glare from the phone for use in low light situations, which should allow users to take advantage of Messenger regardless of where they are.

The report claims that a systemwide Dark Mode is coming to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 13.

We already heard the implementation of a system-wide Dark Mode for iOS devices that would be similar to what arrived on Mac machines through macOS 10.14 Mojave previous year.

Multitasking will be another big focus, with iOS 13 set to introduce the ability apps to have multiple windows, with each window offering sheets.

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The clunky iOS undo function, which until now has involved shaking the device, may be usurped by a gesture. Developers will also get a new standard font picker component, and users will be notified each time when they open a document that doesn't have available fonts.

Font management will also be improved as a part of iOS 13, with a new font management panel being a part of the OS.

iOS 13 will have new gestures to select multiple items in table and collection views. The Mail app meanwhile could add a read later option for messages, as well as upgraded filters that funnel emails into searchable categories including purchases, travel and "not important". Split Views on Marzipan apps based on the iPad interface that run on a Mac system will be able to resize by dragging the divider. This approach is similar to what third-party apps like Edison Mail, Spark, and others offer.

Other updates may include better font management, improved language support, an overhauled Reminders app, a new look for the volume user interface, more expansive printing controls in apps and perhaps better filters to avoid accidental "Hey Siri" activations (from things like laughing).

Apple will unveil iOS 13 on June 3rd, and release the first beta version in the weeks following the event.

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