Apple is slated to introduce iOS 13 at WWDC in June, and 9to5Mac has shared new details about what to expect for the next operating system. The new dark mode will enable users to use their Apple products more comfortably in the darker environments and in the night, which will further help sleep easily since there wouldn't be any blue light emissions from those super bright OLED displays.
A press release issued on Facebook Messenger website said, "After a month-long Easter Egg activation with countless crescent moon emojis, we are excited to announce that everyone around the world will be able to activate dark mode in Messenger with a simple toggle switch from settings".
If you're a fan of dark mode on just about every device you own, you're really going to like the next version of iOS.
In addition, the report says that there will be improved multitasking on the iPad with iOS 13, including support for multiple windows and stackable cards in apps. However, since shaking an iPad looks a bit weird, iOS 13 is said to bring a new standard undo option for iPad users.
Then there's also font management that's expected to improve the text interface of both phone and tablets.
Guilherme Rambo for 9to5Mac also mentions that the Mail app on iOS 13 will be able to organise messages into categories such as marketing, purchases, and "not important".
Font management will be upgraded too, with a dedicated panel in Settings, meaning you won't have to install a profile to get new fonts anymore. Similarly, there will be the ability to add messages to a "read later" queue.
iOS 13 will have new gestures to select multiple items in table and collection views. "Users will be able to drag with multiple fingers on a list or collection of items to draw a selection, similar to clicking and dragging in Finder on the Mac", the report claims. Whereas previous iterations have focused largely on performance enhancements, iOS 13 will reportedly introduce a number of usability improvements.
There's also a new volume HUD in the works as well as better multilingual support for keyboards and dictation, additional in-app printing controls, a redesigned Reminders app and improved "Hey Siri" rejection for common false triggers.