- Apple’s next mobile software update, presumably called iOS 13, will reportedly bring a new dark mode to iPhones and iPads among other improvements.
- It sounds like iOS 13 will be a significant upgrade for the iPad that brings new multitasking features and a redesigned home screen.
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Each fall, Apple typically releases a batch of new software features for its iPhones and iPads, and we’re expecting this year to be no different. Based on the rumors and reports that have surfaced so far, it sounds like Apple’s next major mobile software update will bring a major refresh to the iPad, similar to the iOS 11 upgrade it launched back in 2017.
Apple usually details its new software updates during its Worldwide Developer Conference, which is taking place from June 3 through June 7 this year. The company typically waits until September to publicly launch those updates, often coinciding with the release of its new iPhones. Last year, it released the public beta of iOS 12 in June shortly after unveiling the new operating system.
Here’s a look at what we’re expecting to see.
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Dark mode for iPhones and iPads
Apple’s iOS 13 update will usher in a new dark mode option that makes it easier to view the screens on iPhones or iPads at night, which users can turn on via the Settings menu. The addition was first reported by Bloomberg and has since been reported by 9to5Mac.
A new app that combines ‘Find My iPhone’ and ‘Find My Friends’
Apple is developing a new app that will combine the features of “Find My iPhone” and “Find My Friends,” according to 9to5Mac. The new version will also make it possible to track lost devices even when they’re offline, and the company is said to be working on a Tile-like Bluetooth tracker to help users find lost items as well.
The report doesn’t specifically say that the app will be part of iOS 13, but it does suggest that an announcement could come in September.
A new home screen for the iPad
Apple is planning to give the iPad’s home screen a refresh with its next major software update, according to Bloomberg.
It certainly makes sense that Apple would make changes to the iPad’s home screen. Given that Apple has been tailoring its iPad software to focus more on productivity and multitasking in recent years, it’s plausible that Apple would reflect that in the device’s home screen.
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