iOS 13 isn’t expected until the autumn, but already we have news of 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 on the old peepers. That should be a godsend come 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 in much the same way.
At the moment, only certain 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 features is nothing new.
Last year it was ‘wellness’ features that make you more aware of how much you’re using your phone in a bid to prevent people becoming hooked on their handsets. iOS had ScreenTime while Android got Digital Wellbeing.
iOS 13 is also thought to introduce improvements to CarPlay (Apple’s in-car software) and a new home screen for the iPad. How will this differ from the current iPad home screen? At the moment, it’s anyone’s guess.
Previously we’ve heard that iOS 13 will include a magazine subscription service, original video content and possibly a video game streaming service that would be the “Netflix for games”.