Apple has scheduled to hold its annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in San Jose, California next month. The annual event has always been a chance for iOS developers around the world, to get a sneak peek of what’s upcoming in the operating system and hardware (sometimes).
The week-long conference starts off with Apple’s presentation of a number of consumer-centric changes coming to its operating systems including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. That implies this time around, consumers and developers will be getting a glimpse of macOS 10.15, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and especially iOS 13.
But the rumors surrounding the iOS 13 update has brought some bad news for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, and iPhone SE owners. According to some big tipsters, the iPhone maker is rumored to drop support for these smartphones with the next update.
It is not a surprise to see Apple dropping support for the iPhone 5S as the device will be six years old this year in September, but including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in that list will be upsetting for many users. To recall, Apple gave iOS 12 update to all the devices with iOS 11, which was designed to speed-up older hardware. However, this term Apple is looking to leave the older hardware behind.
It’s a shame to see Apple dropping future software updates for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before the smartphones reaching the 6-year lifespan. According to ZDNET, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE will not support iOS 13.
Dark Mode is something every other user wants on every other app nowadays. With Android already giving its users the black screen over all the interfaces, Apple will be looking to impress iOS users too. Apple is even opting for a darker theme for the WWDC artwork, which perhaps a hint to the iOS 13 Dark.
Apple is looking to introduce a new volume HUD which supposedly will be less obtrusive than the one featured now.
Apple is reportedly working on an update in the Control Center to toggle Do Not Disturb- which will mute the notifications, and make Lock screen darker to let you sleep peacefully.
It is rumored that most of the iOS 13 features will be centralized on the new iPads. According to the reports, the iPhone maker is working on displaying multiple windows or apps with a tab view- something we are familiar with in Microsoft Windows 10.
There are a number of other tweaks Apple has lined up for iPads through iOS 13 that will be revealed on June 3 to June 7.
The text input in Apple iPads will be easier as they are rumored to get a new standard ‘undo’ gesture. Apple users will be able to slide left or right with three fingers on the keyboard to undo or redo a written text.
We saw Apple releasing a new framework with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave as a test last year that allowed a number of iOS-only Apple apps to work on Mac. Apple is eyeing to expand that functionality to developers.
There are many in-app tweaks lined up for Apple iOS and other operating systems on WWDC 2019. Stay updated with all the latest Apple news with AppsToFollow.