iOS 13 details leak in juicy new report

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iOS 13 will be huge for iPad users.
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iOS 13 will bring big improvements and a whole bunch of new features to iPhone and iPad users this fall.

Many of the changes have been spilled in a new report that cites people familiar with the update. You can look forward to a real dark mode, better multitasking, a font manager, and more.

iOS 13 concept shows how iPad multitasking ought to work

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Larger iPads should be able to display three applications at once.
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Building on the somewhat limited side-by-side multitasking already available to iPad users is the goal of a new concept video. Its creator proposes enabling three applicatipns to be open simultaneously, and includes a simple method for swapping between more.

Apple reveals WWDC 2019 set for June 3 – 7 [Update: Register now!]

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Get ready for a ton of new software.
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Update: Heads up developers! Today is the last day to register for WWDC 2019.

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference officially has a date.

This morning, Apple revealed that it will host WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California, from June 3 to 7. The event brings together thousands of developers from across the world, giving them access to Apple’s engineers for hands-on training. It’s also the place where Apple unveils its biggest software updates of the year. Based on early rumors, it could be one of the most exciting WWDC’s in years.

Siri sounds better in Britain after voice improvements

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Does Siri sound better to you?
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Apple has quietly updated the female British voice for Siri. The improvements can be heard today on HomePod and iOS devices.

The update comes just a few weeks after Apple updated the male British voice. It is believed the company could be working on improvements for many of Siri’s international voices.

iOS 13 concept gives iPad the features it desperately needs

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Apple, please steal this.
Photo: Léo Vallet

There are less than 100 days until WWDC 2019 and new iPad features are looming large on the mind of Apple fans.

In a new iOS 13 mockup, concept designer Léo Valle suggests some simple, yet groundbreaking features that would make the iPad a true Mac replacement. Some of these features probably won’t make the cut on iOS 13 this year, but even if one makes it’d be a game-changer.

Brilliant iOS 13 concept packs 40 features Apple should steal

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Always-on lock screen complications would be great!
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There are 110 days left until Apple takes the wraps off iOS 13, but if the company is still looking for a few more features to cram in, look no further than AppleiDesigner’s new concept.

With over 40 new features packed into a two-minute video, this iOS 13 concept has a little something for everyone. Dark mode, picture-in-picture on iPhone, an AR-powered Camera app, split view on iPhone and redesigned apps and more all make an appearance. There are also tons of new iPad features that could make Apple’s tablet a true PC replacement.

Get ready to drool over all the new goodies:

How Apple could fix the iPad home screen in iOS 13 [Opinion]

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It this really an appropriate home screen for the powerful 2018 iPad Pro?
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According to rumors, iOS 13 will bring a redesigned home screen to the iPad. It’s about time. The grid of apps might have worked fine on the iPhone before the App Store, but after nine years of using the expanded version on the iPad, the joke is starting to get old.

So, if Apple is finally ready to make a home screen worthy of the iPad, we have a few suggestions.

Here’s how cool iOS 13’s dark mode could look

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There’s already a basic sort of dark mode in iOS, but there’s room for improvement.
There’s already a basic sort of dark mode in iOS, but there’s room for improvement.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

A major new feature in iOS 13 is expected to be a system-wide dark mode, and a designer put together some concept renders of what this could offer.

This goes beyond just inverting pixel colors, which is already possible in iOS.

Apple might bring dark mode to iOS 13

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iOS 12 has an inverted colors option, but it's not a true dark mode.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

One of the hottest features in macOS Mojave could make the jump to iOS soon: Dark mode is reportedly coming in the update expected this fall.

In addition, iPads running iOS 13 could get significant interface improvements, like better side-by-side multitasking.

5 crucial iOS tweaks iPad users need [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 281]

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5 crucial iOS tweaks the iPad needs, in Cult of Mac Magazine No. 281
With these tweaks, the iPad will become truly powerful.
Cover: Marty Cortinas/Cult of Mac

If you own an iPad, you probably harbor big expectations for iOS 13. So do we. While Apple’s tablets pack performance comparable to laptops, the software they run on continues to lag. Here’s what Apple can do to remedy that in 2019.

Get our list of five crucial tweaks we want to see in iOS 13, plus the rest of the week’s best Apple news, reviews and how-tos, in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Get yours now!