Apple’s iOS 13 To Convey iPad-Centered Features Like Overhauled Files App
Apple is slated to roll out its iOS 13 next year. But despite that the iOS version’s release is still far, Mark Gurnam already revealed that the upcoming update will convey several major iPad-focused features.
iOS 13 Possible New Features
According to MacRumors, the Cupertino-based tech company is believed to be working on an overhauled Files app. Aside from that, there will be in-app tabs that are similar to the tabs that are existing in macOS apps, support for the same app side-by-side in Split View multitasking mode, and undetermined enhancements to Apple Pencil.
Some of the aforementioned information was formerly shared by Gurman, but then the details like the overhauled Files app are new. It can also be recalled that Gurman previously revealed that some features that are originally intended for iOS 12 will be pushed back to iOS 13. This is to let Apple work on bug fixes and performance advances. These features are consisting of a restructured Home screen, which will include modifications on the iPad and a refurbished Photos app.
iOS 11 Short Background
It can be recalled that the iOS 11, which is the current version of iOS, was also an iPad-centered update. In this OS upgrade, Apple introduced the Files app, an overhauled iPad dock, Drag and Drop support, a new App Switcher, new Apple Pencil features like Instant Notes and a new App Switcher, a restructured QuickType keyboard, and a lot more.
iOS 12 New Features
On the other hand, the iOS 12, which will be coming this year, will offer less new features as compare to Apple had initially planned. But then, Gurman believes that the Cupertino-based tech company will introduce at least one major enhancement that also touches macOS 10.14 – support for cross-platform applications. Moreover, Apple is reportedly working to incorporate features that would let applications designed for the iPhone and the iPad to function on the Mac, but there has been some disparity over when this feature will be unveiled.
In contrary, there are talks suggesting that Apple will not introduce this functionality until the iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 rollout. With that being said, it’s uncertain if it will certainly be arriving in the iOS 12. However, it must be kept in mind that Gurnam often shares precise information about the Apple’s software updates ahead of the company’s release.
Other features that are planned for iOS 12 are consist of additional Animoji characters, FaceTime support for Animoji, a new Animoji interface and Animojis on iPad, restructured parental controls that will feature new Digital Health tool to let the parents to better observe the screen time, a refurbished Stocks app, an improved version of Do Not Disturb, and support for the multiplayer augmented reality (AR) video games.
When it comes to the release, Apple will unveil iOS 12, along with the macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 on its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference i.e. WWDC 2018. The said event will start on Monday, June 4.
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