Apple will hold just before the summer the WWDC 2019 and therefore the new edition of its conference dedicated to developers. As every year, the firm will take this opportunity to present new versions of its platforms, starting with the highly anticipated iOS 13.
While the number 13 will undoubtedly scare the most superstitious of us, this new version is still eagerly awaited by all those who own an iDevice.
A new multi-window system on iPad
With this toolkit, publishers and developers should be able to integrate this mechanism into their tools. The source of the rumor also refers to a system of stackable “cards” symbolizing the documents associated with an application, cards that can be reorganized or discarded in an instant.
iOS 13 should also offer a new gesture to allow the user to undo their last changes in an instant. Be careful, however, because the latter would be limited to typing and therefore to the keyboard. The user would only have to scan to the left with three fingers to cancel the last entries made, the opposite gesture naturally restoring the canceled changes.
iOS 13 should finally integrate a dark mode
Among the various new features expected in iOS 13 is the long-awaited dark mode that will allow us to switch the platform’s interface into shades of black and grey. And if this mode will make it possible to rest our eyes, it should also have a positive effect on the autonomy of the iPhone equipped with an OLED screen.
But it’s not over yet. The iPad, on the other hand, will possibly have the ability to open multiple windows for a single application. Thanks to this system, it would become possible, for example, to open two documents side by side in Pages or two tables in Numbers. These same documents can also be opened in a single window, through a system of tabs similar to the one present on our browsers.
This tab and window system should not be limited to Apple’s office suite. There is indeed a mention of a development kit specially designed for third-party publishers: PanelKit.
New for Mail
Mail will also be given a boost. Like Gmail, the application will be able to organize our messages into several categories. The source of our colleagues mentions four: marketing, purchasing, travel and “not important,” but others are also planned. As a bonus, it will also be possible to put emails aside in a kind of playlist to make it easier to find them later.
At the same time, it would also be necessary to expect several additional steps to make it easier to select the items presented in the collections.
Other improvements mentioned include a new version of Rappel and a new volume control system.