iOS 13 isn’t due until fall, but we already have news on what to expect.
The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will have a dark mode, which will reduce glare and make it easier for old voyeurs. That should be a godsend for those 3am email checks that are all too common.
The next version of Android – Android Q – is also expected to have a system-wide dark mode, which would work the same way.
At the moment, only some apps contain a dark mode, so you have to configure them all individually, which is a bit of a pain.
iOS and Android getting the same functionality is nothing new.
Last year it was the “feel good” features that made you more aware of how you use your phone to prevent people from becoming addicted to their phones. iOS had ScreenTime while Android had Digital Wellbeing.
iOS 13 is also expected to bring improvements to CarPlay (Apple’s onboard software) and a new home screen for the iPad. How will this differ from the current iPad home screen? For now, it’s up to everyone to guess.
Previously, we heard that iOS 13 will include a magazine subscription service, original video content, and possibly a video game streaming service it would be “Netflix for games”.