A number of screenshots pertaining to show Apple’s brand new and currently unannounced iOS 13 operating system have surfaced.
The screenshots show a number of areas of iOS 13 on display and immediately corroborate some of the reports that we’ve heard relating to Apple’s next major release.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference is literally penned to take place next week. During that event, thousands of developers from all over the globe will descend on Apple’s headquarters not only to get engineering advice and interact with Apple’s employees but to also get their first official glimpse at iOS 13 and everything that it entails.
Then, immediately after that opening keynote, those same developers will have access to the initial developer preview whereby they can install it and run it on their test devices. This leak has essentially pre-empted that and given us a glimpse at what’s on offer.
The screenshots which have been shared clearly show the existence of the iOS 13 Dark Mode which has managed to raise excitement levels over the last few months. This feature can be accessed and enabled directly via the Settings app or via a customizable toggle in Control Center for those who can envisage themselves toggling this on and off frequently and who want quick access to the feature. Enabling Dark Mode doesn’t immediately change the look and feel of the iOS Home screen but does change the Dock to include a darker background. Within apps is where the large change is noticed.
As you may expect, Apple has implemented the Dark Mode in such a manner that it looks simply stunning on an OLED display. Not only does this look gorgeous but should also have a positive impact on the battery life of the device as it doesn’t need to power the black pixels, such as the efficiency of OLED tech.
Apple has also made smaller more subtle tweaks throughout the system, including the UI shown when a screenshot is captured, which is reflected on iPad and iPhone. Apple’s well-used Reminders app also gets a showing with its entirely overhauled design making it look a lot more grown up and elegant.
Traces of the amalgamation of the Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps have also been found, as had been hinted at before.
Apple is expected to lift the covers from iOS 13 this coming Monday when it has thousands of developers in attendance. No doubt we shall see a lot more of iOS 13 then and during the course of next week.
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