iOS 13 to Include Dark Mode, iPad Upgrades, CarPlay Improvements and More

Apple's iOS 13 operating system, which will likely be previewed this summer at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, will include a number of major updates that iOS users have been desiring for years.

According to Bloomberg, ‌iOS 13‌ will include a dark mode to match the dark mode that was first introduced on macOS with macOS Mojave. It will allow for "easier nighttime viewing."


Improvements to the CarPlay interface are expected, and many iPad-specific upgrades are in the works. Apple will introduce a new Home screen, an option to tab through multiple pages of a single app as you can do in a web browser, and improvements to file management.

Previous rumors have suggested Apple will also introduce a multitasking feature for displaying two windows of the same app side by side, and Apple is expected to expand the availability of its cross-platform apps initiative to developers, making it easier to port apps created for iOS to macOS.

Rumored services that are in the works, including a magazine subscription service in Apple News and a television streaming service, will also come to ‌iOS 13‌ through updates that will be made available during 2019.

Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOS

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18 months ago
Dark mode! Heck yes!
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18 months ago
Hopefully Album Art will be visible on CarPlay and not just a Blur background..
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18 months ago
Please let us have something a bit more modern than the same grid of apps that we've had now for fifteen years. Or some such crazy large number...says my old foggy brain.
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18 months ago

Mark my words. They'll find a reason to only permit iPhone 7 and newer to upgrade. Everyone else will have to buy new phones if they want the cool, new features. :confused:

The 6S is still being sold brand new, and on postpaid accounts no less. I'm willing to bet 6S and SE will also get iOS 13, but I think this is the end of the line for the 5S and the 6.
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18 months ago
Along with carplay improvements, I would love an Apple USB/wifi dongle that converts the installed carplay head unit into a wireless carplay head unit.
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18 months ago
Android has the home screen right, allowing people to combine widgets and apps as they please. Hope we see that coming to iOS 13. I'd be a very happy chappy then.
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