In just over a month, Apple will be holding WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California from June 3-7 where it will be unveiling iOS 13, macOS 10.15, and more. Since iOS 12 focused primarily on speed improvements, iOS 13 is going to be a major release packing a lot of features.

Like every year, we will be publishing our own set of iOS 13 wishlist but before that, I think it would be better if we go through all the features that leaks have confirmed iOS 13 is going to come with. Some of these features have been a part of our wishlist for decades and Apple is finally going to add them in iOS 13.

Confirmed iOS 13 Features Based on Leaks

Dark Mode

A system-wide Dark mode is something that we have been wishing for since years. With iOS 13, Apple is finally granting our wishes and adding a system-wide Dark mode to the OS. Leaks point to the iOS 13 Dark Mode being similar in nature to how macOS Mojave’s Dark mode works.

On iPhone X and newer iPhones featuring an OLED display, the Dark Mode in iOS 13 is going to look stunning.

iPhone X - Dark Mode - Eclipse X

Better Multitasking on iPad

iOS 13 is going to focus on adding features that will help improve multitasking on the iPad. Apple is heavily pushing the iPad and iPad Pro as a PC replacement for many but there’s a lot of work to be done software wise.

In iOS 13, apps can have multiple windows and can contain sheets which can be pinned to a part of the screen. These cards can be moved around the display to allow for free-form multitasking. These cards can be flung away to be dismissed. To make Split View multitasking easier, apps can have different color panels to make it easier for users to distinguish between them.

iOS 13 iPad Home Screen

There are going to be plenty of other improvements in iOS 13 that will be focused primarily to improve multitasking on the iPad.

New Gestures

iOS 13 is going to introduce a new system-wide undo gesture. A simple three-finger left/right swipe on the keyboard will allow users to undo/redo an action.

Additionally, Apple will be debuting a new gesture in iOS 13 that will make selecting multiple files easier. Users would be able to select multiple files at once by simply dragging their finger across them.

Improved Safari

Safari on iOS 13 is going to make browsing on the iPad a better experience. The browser will automatically show a prompt to render the desktop version of a website when it detects that the mobile version is loaded.

New System Apps

Apple debuted new system apps — Stocks, Voice Memos, and Apple Books — with iOS 12. They were all Marzipan apps which were also a part of macOS Mojave. With iOS 13, Apple is going to follow the same trend and release redesigned system apps as a part of iOS 13. Leaks have confirmed a new Reminders app, though other iOS system apps are also going to be redesigned and get the Marzipan apps.

Volume HUD

iOS 13 is going to come with a new Volume HUD which will be less obtrusive in nature. There’s no detail on how the volume HUD will look like but at least it is getting a much-needed redesign.

USB Mouse Support

To improve the multitasking experience on the iPad, Apple will add USB mouse support in iOS 13. It will be added as an accessibility feature which means users will first need to enable it from Settings before they can plug in a USB mouse on their iPad and start using it.

Apart from the above features, we should also see Apple talk more about Marzipan apps and its SDK at WWDC 2019. iOS 13 is going to pack a lot of other new features which we are yet to know about.

Are you excited about iOS 13? What are the features you wish Apple gets around to adding to iOS this year?