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Apple’s iOS 13 might give users a system-wide dark mode

All hail dark mode.

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When macOS added its full-fledged dark mode back in 2018, everyone waited eagerly for news of an iOS dark mode that was truly system-wide. It only took a year, but it looks like that very feature could be coming with iOS 13, as well as some other great quality-of-life features.

First reported by 9to5Mac, iOS 13 will bring with it a system-wide dark mode for both iPhone and iPad. “There will be a system-wide Dark Mode that can be enabled in Settings, including a high contrast version, similar to what’s already available on macOS,” states their source. In addition, iPad apps that run on Mac through the use of Marzipan will be able to reap the benefits of the dark mode, as well.

There are other tidbits of information expected to be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June

According to the report, iPad users should see improved multitasking options which should help Apple’s idea of the iPad replacing laptops for basic needs. From a source familiar with the matter,

Each window will also be able to contain sheets that are initially attached to a portion of the screen, but can be detached with a drag gesture, becoming a card that can be moved around freely, similar to what an open-source project called “PanelKit” could do.

Another update that could be shown at WDC this year is an improvement to the volume HUD that takes up way too much of your screen. As someone who tweaks their phone volume constantly, this would honestly be great. Hints at this update were revealed through an email between a customer and Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi.

Overall, it will prove interesting to see what changes Apple has planned for iOS. From many of the reports, a lot of it will be focused on iPad users, but hopefully, some of that will also trickle down to iPhones.

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