iOS 13 will come with Dark Mode, Smarter Mail, Redesigned Reminders app and more!

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019 is approaching it from June 3-7 in San Jose (California, United States) and, as always, we will hear about Apple operating systems: iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.

Speaking specifically of iOS 13, what to expect from this new verse? The brazilian developer Guilherme Rambo, of 9to5Mac With the help of Steve Troughton-Smith, he investigated this and “confirmed” some details with people familiar with the development of the system. Let's see the probable news!

Dark mode

These are all of you who follow minimally the Apple world have heard and know that will come the next version of the system. Apple has already launched Dark Mode for macOS (Mojave version 10.14) and now it finally reaches Apple's smartphones and tablets as well.

In addition to the normal Dark Mode, we will also have a high contrast version, similar to what is already available in macOS.


IOS 13 has good news for iPads, including the ability for apps to have multiple windows. According to Rambo, these windows can be used both fixed to a part of the screen (Split view) as they can be dragged anywhere (floating).

These windows can also be stacked and, using a depth effect, you will know which ones are at the top and which ones are at the bottom. Everything will also be easily discarded if you wanted to close the windows.

Gestures to undo

No more shaking the device to undo (undo) something. In iOS 13, Apple introduces a new way for this on the iPad: you have to tap with three fingers on the keyboard area, swiping left / right (to undo or redo actions interactively).

As it always does when implementing something new like this, the system will have a tutorial the first time the keyboard is opened to teach users how to use the new feature. Developers may also embrace this interaction in custom controls through a public API.

Safari Enhancements

Safari on iOS 13 for iPad automatically requests a desktop version of websites when needed, avoiding a common problem where websites open their mobile version even when running on an iPad with a screen much closer to a laptop than a smartphone. YouTube, for example, is well known for such behavior.

Font Management

On iOS 13, you no longer need to install a profile to get new fonts. Instead, there will be a new font management panel in the Settings. A new default font picker component will be available to developers and the system will notify the user when they open a document that has a missing font.

Smarter Mail

After a long time of stagnation, Mail gets good news as an automatic messaging organization into categories (marketing, shopping, travel, "not important" and more). Users will also be able to bookmark messages for later reading and it is not known exactly how this feature will work, if something similar to the “Snooze message” that some advanced customers offer.


The collaboration feature present in apps like Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (where two or more people can create / modify a document at the same time) should be brought to third-party document-based applications.

New gestures

Apple continues to focus on productivity. Proof of this is a new gesture for selecting various items from a table, for example. Users can drag and drop a list or collection of items to draw a selection think about mouse clicking / dragging in the macOS Finder.

Different status bar

Developers can use a different status bar style (light or dark) for each side of apps running on Split view. This is important to avoid problems that currently happen in some applications (when the status bar does not contrast with the background on one side).

IPad apps based on the “Marzipan Project” can be resized by dragging the Split view and reset by double tapping the split.

Other news

The next version of Apple's mobile operating system will bring a redesign to the Reminders app (which will be brought to macOS), a new interface for volume control (finally, since the current one gets in the way when we're watching content), improved “E a, Siri” detection, improved support for multi-language keyboards, etc.

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Good news, anyway?