iOS 13 Overview Updated May 10, 2019

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December 2018 - May 2019


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.

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iOS 13 Stories May 10

Rumor suggests iOS 13 will not support iPhone 6, iPhone SE and iPhone 5s

A rumor from iPhonesoft.fr out today suggests that iOS 13 will cut off several generations of iPhone. With iOS 12, Apple supported every device that could run iOS 11, boosting performance across all models all the way back to iPhone 5s. If today’s report is to believed, it is the end road for a large chunk of active iPhone models.

iOS 13 Stories May 8

We’re less than a month away from Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. At WWDC this year, Apple will announce new features for each of its operating systems, including iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15, and tvOS 13.

Over the last several weeks, we’ve reported a lot of what you can expect to see in this year’s update for iPhone and iPad. Read on as we round everything up ahead of next month’s event.

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iOS 13 Stories May 7

We’re expecting iOS 13 to bring some exciting improvements including a system-wide Dark Mode, a whole new way to multitask with detachable panels, and much more. Now, a concept imagines how iPad could benefit by bringing macOS’ Finder to iOS with external drive support, improved multitasking, and more.

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iOS 13 Stories May 6

Bloomberg today posted a lengthy report on what it expects Apple to announce in iOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS 10.15. Apple will officially announce these new operating systems at WWDC on June 3.

New information from Bloomberg includes details on the redesigned Reminders app, updates to iMessage and Apple Books, frequent locations options in Maps and more. Apple Watch will get new Calculator, (audio)Books, and Voice Memos apps as well as adding an on-device App Store so users can download apps directly from the Watch.

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iOS 13 Stories May 5

Being in school IT, I’ve been around the iPad from day one. I’ve owned just about every iPad over the years (original, 2, 3, mini, Air, mini 4, 10.5-inch Pro, 12.9-inch Pro, and 11-inch Pro). I’ve deployed thousands of iPads since 2010, and I’ve worked with countless students and teachers on using the iPad in the classroom. I know the iPad. I can explain the good, and I can vent about the bad. I know people who use the iPad full time, and I know people who used to use the iPad. It appears iOS 13 is going to be a big one for the iPad, so I am excited. There has been recent discussion around mouse support coming to the iPad as an accessibility feature in iOS 13, and that is welcome news for me. expand full story

iOS 13 Stories April 25

As we reported last week, iOS 13 is expected to bring some notable improvements to the iPad user experience. Now, a new concept imagines what iOS 13 might look like on the iPad, included new navigation features, mouse support, and more.

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