The latest iteration of Apple’s smartphone operating system iOS 11 is still running in the iPhones and iPads and iOS 12 has not even been launched but that doesn’t stop the iOS 13 rumors to come up every now and then. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has tweeted that it is expected that the next generation iOS will bring in more iPad-focused features; for example, it will bring a new design for the home screen of an iPad.
Right now, an iPad’s home screen looks pretty much like a bigger version of an iPhone. While that works; plenty of space is left on an iPad’s home screen that, many users think, could be used better and that is exactly what iOS 13 is rumored to do. The home screen’s new design in the next iOS update is supposed to be more iPad-focused.
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.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 4, 2018
Gurman also mentioned that the iOS 13 will also bring an upgraded version of the Files app as well some macOS-like features, like tabs in the apps.
This This is actually a significant development. Recently we reported that Daring Fireball’s John Gruber has claimed that he has heard from some second-hand sources that the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to bring cross-platform apps between iOS and macOS in 2019. Now, if the iOS 13 actually brings some macOS-like features to the iPad that would totally make sense in terms of the cross-platform apps’ arrival to the Apple devices.
Although Apple had previously dismissed the idea of combining iOS and macOS apps, stating that’s not what the users want; now it seems quite possible. Also, Google has done the same thing with its two platforms, Android and Chrome OS. However, you should always take these pieces of information with a grain of salt, as nothing has been officially confirmed.