Apple iOS 12 is yet to be released but it cannot stop Apple from working on iOS 13. We have already seen and heard some speculations about the upcoming OS, along with some of its cool features it will be offering.
Apple is all set to introduce its iOS 12 in June at WWDC event but iPad users should wait more for iOS 13. According to Mark Gurman, a Bloomberg contributor, iOS 13 has some cool features dedicated to iPads. Gurman has good information about the leaks. According to him, the next iOS is codenamed “Yukon”. So, let’s discuss what to expect in the upcoming iOS 13.
iOS 13 Features
According to Mark Gurman, The biggest highlight of the iOS 13 will be its totally redefined home screen. It would bring a whole new home screen with improvements to major apps like Mail and updates to the photo editing, clicking, and sharing pictures. The home screen of iPad looks just the way like the latest iPhone.
Other rumored feature is provision for using multiple windows of the app in Split View side-by-side multitasking mode, along with redefined Files app. Apple’s iOS 11 brought Files app. So, it wouldn’t be a surprise to have an update next year.
The iOS 13 is all set to get in-app tabs like the tabs in MacOS apps. Apple is also speculated to improve Apple Pencil.
iOS 11 was also focused on iPad last year. It unveiled a revamped iPad dock, an App Switcher, Files app, Drag & Drop support, redefined QuickType keyboard, and some new features of Apple Pencil, including Instant Markup and Instant Notes.
Apple’s iOS 12 will bring macOS 10.14, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 on June 4, Monday at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). iOS 12 will be launched in September with new iPhones.
iOS 11 brought a lot of bugs and was a chaotic update. Reportedly, Apple has chosen to address stability and performance bugs with iOS 12 instead of loads of exciting features. The iOS 12 will just bring small features like new Digital Health Tool for parental control, enhanced DND, new Animoji characters, support for multiplayer AR games, new Animoji interface for iPads, as well as upgraded Stocks app.
The rumors have been persistent that Apple would combine the API of its mobile and desktop operating systems so iOS apps can work on Mac. Another update is the official ‘Marzipan’ project will let developers create one app to run on iPads, iPhones, and Macs.
iOS 13 Release Date
According to the recent reports, iOS 13 will be released next year. It is true that iOS 12 is just around the corner. In 2019, iOS 13 Yukon will bring more exciting features to iPads.
iOS 13 Compatibility
It will be able to work with several windows from same application at the same time. So, users can open two pages side by side. According to a Bloomberg reporter, Mark Gurman, it is quite possible that he is repeating rumors which have gone around. A possible list of feature of iOS 13 was surfaced several months ago. In fact, the list shared by the reporter is almost identical.
According to the inside sources, Apple would bring iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 with cross-platform support. Earlier this year, Tim Crook, Apple CEO, mocked the concept of merging macOS and iOS.
Cross platform apps could be helpful to provide smoother UI in multiple devices. Microsoft had also launched Windows Universal Platform to do something like that and Google has already done it with Android and Chrome OS.
In its existing form, the iPad home screen works good but screen space could be utilized better. This is the reason redesigned iOS 13 will focus mostly on iPad and iPhone users would also see the change. According to Mark Gurman, new home screen was planned for iOS 12. But Apple has rolled back several new features to release in 2019 to work on performance issues, bugs, and stability this year.
iOS 13 Wishlist
Now that iPhone has been released with OLED display, it’s the right time to bring always-on display. OLEDs use power only for pixels which are lit up. Lighting up a fraction of screen uses only a part of battery.
Ignore DND and Grouping Notifications
On iOS, notifications are a kind of mess. You either needs to turn app notification apps on or you end up with a deluge that makes it hard for you to know the things which need action and are important. On iOS, notifications are a kind of mess. In each app, they must add a toggle in notification settings to ignore Do Not Disturb.
Improvements in Portrait Mode
With the launch of iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has brought the faux-bokeh effect which is popular on premium devices. Portrait mode has just got better with time. Google crushes the same with Pixel 2. It has more precise in-depth effects with better edges and they do it on both back and front cameras, despite having only one lens to do this. If Google is doing the same, why can’t Apple, at least with latest devices with A11?
Endless photo storage
You know what’s interesting about Google Photos? It is unlimited, free, and it doesn’t impose cloud storage limits from Google.
It would be great if Apple brings same things to its devices. Currently, you have only 5GB of space available for free in iCloud. If you pay for extra storage, videos and photos taken with iPad and iPhone won’t count over the storage limit.
There are still hundreds of thousands of users who would happily pay $0.99 per month for iCloud storage of additional 50GB, if they get unlimited video and photo storage and use 50GB for documents and backups.
iOS 13 Concept
According to Gurman, Apple would bring in-app tabs, just like on MacOS. It means users would be able to work on multiple screens side by side on same app by turning on Split View. He also said that iPhone will get iPad-like Springboard redesign.