iOS 13 Rumors and Features
9to5Mac exclusively reported that iOS 13 will include a number of major changes to the operating system. There will be a system wide Dark Mode for both iPad and iPhone. The iPad will include the ability for apps to have multiple windows. 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.
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.
iOS 13’s Safari for the iPad will automatically ask for a desktop version of websites when necessary, preventing a common issue where websites will render a mobile version even when running on a larger screen.
Font management is getting a major upgrade. It will not be necessary to install a profile to get new fonts into the system after it’s release. There will be a new font management panel in Settings.app. 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.
Mail is getting much needed upgrades with iOS 13. It will be able to organize messages into categories such as marketing, purchases, travel, “not important” and more, with the categories being searchable. Users will also be able to add messages to a “read later” queue similar to third-party email apps.
iOS 13 Release Date
iOS 13 is expected to be released in the fall of 2019 for iPad and iPhone. A developer beta is expected to debut at WWDC 2019 in June.