Like every year, we’re waiting for iOS 12 to be the highlight of Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference). But in an interesting turn of events, rumors around iOS 13 are said to take the limelight away from it’s predecessor. Also Read - iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 heading to the stores soon, launch event still rumored on October 13
The rumors come courtesy of Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in a tweet which states. “iOS 13 “Yukon” will have a big iPad-focused feature upgrade as well, including an updated Files app. Some other things in the works are tabs in apps like in MacOS, same app side-by-side, Apple Pencil stuff. The home screen redesign is iPad focused.” Also Read - Apple iPhone 12 Mini could cost $700, lack 5G connectivity; Here’s everything we know about the compact smartphone
Somewhat. iOS 13 “Yukon” will have a big iPad-focused feature upgrade as well, including an updated Files app. some other things in the works are tabs in apps like in MacOS, same app side by side, Apple Pencil stuff. The home screen redesign is iPad focused. Also Read - Apple Watch Series 3 users should wait before updating to watchOS 7; Here's why
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 4, 2018
Based on the tweet, the update is said to focus towards making the iPad an even more versatile device, with a redesigned home screen and that takes advantage of its big screen. Alongside that, there also seems to be a sizable update coming to the Files app and a MacOS like tabs feature within apps. Although the focus seems to be more with iPads, ‘Gurman’ also mentioned about iOS on iPhones getting a new design and a new Notes app as well.
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However, all of this only begs to confirms that the iOS 12 is more likely going to be a refined version of iOS 11. You can expect it to carry a few bug fixes and some small-time performance improvements alongside a few new features. From what we know, a big part of the update is focused around getting Animojis across devices and applications.
WWDC will be held from 4 – 8 June this year. Besides iOS 12, Apple will also be unveiling more information about macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5.