Recently, Bloomberg has published a very detailed report on the features that will be available on iOS 13. iOS 13 will be the next operating system version for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and must be at the beginning of June. Newly announced at WWDC 2019 event for programmers. The author of this report is Mark Gurman – a well-known American tech man with lots of accurate leaks from Apple over the years.
Among the list of new features on iOS 13, many of them make users excited like Dark Mode dark background, enhance device performance, turn iPad into a secondary screen for Mac. ..
However, iOS 13 will also possess features that users feel not out of “familiar” – simply because those features have been available on Android a long time ago, and Apple is “learning “Leave them and bring them to your operating system. Among them, there are two features expected to be available on iOS 13 that Android has since its inception.
Swipe keyboard (swipe)
From the time the iPhone launched in 2007, the keyboard of iOS although there has been a change in the interface after iOS 7 “flattened” everything, but the basic input method remains the same. Users will touch each letter on the keyboard to input each character.
This may change with iOS 13. According to information from Bloomberg, Apple is experimenting with a new input method, allowing users to enter characters by sliding their fingers through the letters on the keyboard.
Sounds familiar, isn’t it? Yes, that’s “Swype”. Swype is the keyboard software developed by Nuance with the input method as mentioned above, and has started to appear on Android since 2010. Now, although the Swype application has been killed by Nuance, the technology And how it works is still used by all popular keyboard software like Gboard, SwiftKey or even Laban Key. These keyboard software also have iOS versions.
However, Android is not the first platform that Swype set foot on. Before Android, Swype was available on platforms such as Windows Mobile, Symbian or Bada. In fact, Swype’s parent company is Swype Inc. was established in 2002 (before being acquired by Nuance).
And now, almost 20 years after the introduction of the method and 10 years after it came on Android, Swype is finally considered by Apple to be included in iOS. Need to emphasize the phrase “considerations”, because according to Mark Gurman, Apple may be “circulating internally” this feature and not included in the official version of iOS 13.
Download the file and the download manager
A feature on iOS 13 may cause many people to be surprised that the Safari browser will be able to download files from the Internet. In addition, users will be able to manage downloaded files similar to the way they do on computers.
The reason this information is surprising is because Apple considers iOS a mobile platform, prioritizing stability and ease of use rather than the functional but complicated features of a computer. With that in mind, Apple does not think that users need to manage files on their phones, which makes them unable to download anything in Safari (just in case of malicious code and both Because iOS does not have the existing filesystem that users can access.
In contrast, for Android and its “openness”, users can freely download all kinds of files on the Internet from the first version. The ability to download files is also one of the strengths of Android that makes some users prefer to choose smartphones running this operating system instead of the iPhone.
However, with the hope that the iPad could replace computers, Apple seems to be following Android in easing iOS so that its devices become more “productive”. After Files application with the ability to manage files on iOS 11, Safari supports downloading files, showing that Apple is taking steps to turn iPad in particular and iOS devices in general become more suitable in the period “post-PC”.