iOS 13 will mainly focus on the iPad. The tablet will receive a new Messaging app, tabs and more support for the Apple Pencil.
‘iOS 13 iPad oriented: this is the first information’
That says Apple insider Mark Gurman on Twitter. Although iOS 13, codenamed ‘Yukon’, is still waiting, he already has the first information in his hands. Like iOS 11, version 13 will mainly offer improvements for the iPad.
For example, the messaging app is dealt with considerably, as is the home screen. This will be more ‘focused’ on the iPad, although it is not clear what exactly this means. In addition, tabs are available, just as is currently possible in macOS. That way, you can open multiple windows within a program, making you work faster and more productively. The Split View mode is also extended with the possibility of displaying the same app side by side. This is useful, for example, when an app is very large.
‘Universal App Store already in iOS 12’
Furthermore, some improvements for the Apple Pencil are added. It is not clear when universal apps, a function that many people are waiting for, come true. According to John Gruber, another analyst, we have to wait until iOS 13. However, Gurman thinks that iOS 12 already has a universal App Store for iOS and macOS. That way you can also use apps for your iPhone and iPad on your Mac.
Over the past few weeks, more and more reports have surfaced that Apple is going to focus on stability with iOS 12 instead of new features. Gurman therefore believes that we will see small improvements at the WWDC 2018 , which takes place next month. Think of better opportunities for parents to keep an eye on their children, new Animoji and an improved Photos app.