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Apple is slated to introduce iOS 13 at WWDC in June, and 9to5Mac has shared new details about what to expect for the next operating system. The report cites sources that are familiar with the matter, along with contribution from developer Steve Troughton-Smith.

The report claims that a systemwide Dark Mode is coming to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 13. This feature was previously introduced on macOS Mojave last summer. In addition, the report says that there will be improved multitasking on the iPad with iOS 13, including support for multiple windows and stackable cards in apps.

9to5Mac points out, “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.”

iOS 13 will reportedly feature a new volume HUD to replace the current design which obstructs half of the screen’s view. iPads are also expected to receive a new standard undo gesture, as an alternative to the shake-to-undo. The report claims the new gesture is activated via a three-finger tap on the keyboard area.

Other additional gestures are expected to be introduced with iOS 13, such as allowing a selection of multiple items in table views and collection views. 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.”

Furthermore, the report adds that font management is expected to improve on iOS 13, along with a redesigned Reminders app, improved “Hey Siri” rejection, multilingual support for keyboards and dictation, as well as more options for in-app printing controls and more.

Additionally, Safari for iPad on iOS 13 will automatically request a desktop version of websites when necessary, while the new Mail app will organize messages into searchable categories, and reportedly feature a “read later” queue.

For the full story, head over to 9to5mac.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

scribbling by day, architect by night

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