At WWDC 2019, the Apple has organised both iOS 13 and iPadOS, each of which sim to drastically augment the description that is available on Apple’s mobile device line up. But like most of the annual upgrades to iOS, it’s clear that the Apple company has received inspiration for new features from the jailbreak community, which continues to tweak Apple’s mobile operating system to this present day.
In this piece, we’ll discuss thirteen new features from Apple’s upcoming iOS 13 and iPadOS mobile operating systems that the jailbreak community had first.
1) Dark Mode
While these updates assure a boatload of a new kind, perhaps the mainly eye-catching of them all is the native dark mode that turns interfaces pitch black and also darkens others to be easier on the eyes in some conditions.
Apple’s native functioning of a dark mode is indisputably beautiful, but it’s hard that you do not need to recognize that the jailbreak community is having this feature first by way of popular jailbreak tweak releases such as Eclipse and Noctis.
2) New Volume HUD
Apple’s latest and the greatest mobile functioning systems also do away with the ugly centred volume interface that has been disliked for more than a decade in place of something that is very less intrusive.
Although the new amount HUD seems to be a unique design by Apple, it’s worth noting that the jailbreak community has improved upon iOS’ volume HUD interface for years, with some of the most well-liked releases being StatusHUD and Sonus12, among others.
3) No extra Cellular App Update Restrictions
If you’ve ever thought to update a large app over the cellular before, then you’ve might have been greeted with the “This item is over 150MB” memo that tells you to connect to another network. This limit was just increased to 200MB, but the iOS 13 does away with this silly restraint entirely and allows users to update anything that they want over their cellular network.
Credit can be given to the jailbreak community here, especially because tweaks like Appstore Unrestrict have been doing such things for ages.
4) Low Data Mode
Unlimited data plans have been found everywhere now, but that will not mean that everyone will be having one. There is a great demand for data-savings options, and with that in mind, Apple is finally using one right out of the box.
For what it’s significant, the jailbreak community has long given solutions of their own for preventing unwanted data usage from consuming up your GBs, with a tweak like a Membrane serving as a great example.
5) Home Screen Widgets
On iPad OS especially, Apple is tweaking the Home Screen aesthetic by adding the default interface with app icons and for Today widgets to give an improved view of what’s going on in your life at a glance.
It’s huge that Apple is, at last, using Home Screen widgets out of the box, but tweaks like the Dashboard X have used such functionality for the jailbreak community for a number of years.
6) Better Text Editing
Both the iOS 13 and the iPadOS will be altering how you interact with bodies of text on your device. Rather than using cumbersome gestures for interacting with your cursor and to exit a body of text, these updates will help faster gestures that help you to get more done in a shorter period.
It’s worth not anything, however, that the jailbreak community has long tried for improving on Apple’s text-editing gesture system with the help of tweaks like the SwipeSelection. That said, the credit here has been given to the jailbreak community.
7) Windowed Multitasking
Apple is altering the way we can multitask in iPadOS by giving users the aptitude to multitask with application windows in all-new ways. One of the most important features is being able to have many windows of the same app which you can open at once, which has long been a substantial pitfall of iOS when compared to other mobile and desktop functioning systems.
Although Apple is taking a bold new move towards multitasking in this department, it’s worth noting that jailbreak tweaks such as the Quasar previously revealed that Apple’s hardware was capable of this. Apple is only just now using it on iPads, and so the jailbreak community has a point here.
8) Custom Fonts
With iOS 13 and iPad OS, you can now modify the font in certain apps by using a preferred font over the internet and also applying it to said apps. Indeed, but the jailbreak community got up with this idea first. Tweaks like the A-Font and BytaFont have long allowed this to be done on pwned handsets, and it’s good to see just how long it took Apple to play catch up.
9) Improved Files App
One place where Apple’s mobile knowledge has always fallen small is the file manager experience, but iOS 13 and iPadOS are replacing this with a redesigned Files app that promises improved file-handling support, external storage support for drive, and more.
While the Files are not as full-featured as a desktop file browser like the Finder or Windows Explorer, it’s at least a start; and we’d be unwise not to recognize jailbreak solutions such as iFile and Filza as strong inspirations for an efficient file browser on the iOS platform.
10) Safari Download Manager
iPadOS will finally help users for downloading full-fledged files from the mobile Safari web browser. Moreover, downloads will also integrate with the Files app that is mentioned above.
It’s worth noting that the jailbreakers have had access to this important feature for quite some time now, starting with the ever-so-popular Safari Download Manager tweak.
11) Console Controller Support
Mobile gaming is a hot product, but gaming controller support seems spare on some iOS platform. That all changes in iOS 13 and iPadOS, that will bring native support for Sony’s PlayStation 4 controller and the Microsoft’s XBOX ONE controller to Apple’s mobile devices.
For what it’s importance, jailbreakers can install a tweak which is called nControl to allow the same support for gaming, and so the jailbreak community absolutely had Apple beat in this department.
12) Up Next
Apple is getting better the way you listen to songs in the native Music app which has a feature called Up Next, that allows you to see queued music more easily and also make quick changes to the queue on the fly.
While it’s surprising to see that a Music-centric company like the Apple is only just now using something like this, a jailbreak tweak that is called ArtworkUpNext already certified jailbreakers to do similar things on pwned devices.
13) Keyboard Shortcuts
Both iOS 13 and iPadOS use a variety of new keyboard shortcuts that can be used for performing different actions in supported apps. Keyboard shortcuts are not new, but the development of keyboard shortcut hold up is certainly welcomed by power users.
Despite the applause Apple has gained in this sector, we cannot forget that the jailbreak community could set custom keyboard shortcuts for a number of actions with the help of a tweak dubbed KeyCommands. So yes, perhaps the jailbreak community has inspired these new shortcuts as well.