iOS 13 design | What’s changed and what remains?
Ever wondered why Apple allows only selected employees in its Industrial Design Studio?
Surprisingly, it’s a part of their design concept and not a security concern.
Apple isolates their industrial design team to allow them to indulge in deep work. It lets them make cutting edge design decisions without having to worry about the practical and limiting aspects of its implementation.
Such creative isolation is one of the reasons behind Apple’s incredible products. Products that are amazing to look at and are effortless to interact with.
Apple then unveils these ingenious products in their annual events. This year’s launch events also followed through with new iPhone 11 series donning a double and a triple camera setup, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, a dedicated OS for iPad, multi-core ultra-spec Macs for professionals, and UI upgrades for the new generation of Apple devices.
But it was the design announcements that caught our ‘viewport’.
iOS 13 has been in the developer’s beta since the announcement at WWDC 2019. Here are a few notable UI/UX designs from the beta that made it to the end users.
New Default Modal Presentation style
It’s been almost two years since iOS interface ditched capacitive buttons for swipes and gestures. The new ecosystem relies on card style modal sheets which lets the user dismiss or present recent screens with swipes only. Modal presentation style is now default due to which view controllers appear as a form sheet overlaid one over another and not in full screens.
This card-like appearance allows users to dismiss screens interactively with a downward swipe. And the layered design provides users a sense of context about where they are in the application.
Modals are really convenient but they’re not fit for the apps that has scrolling, pinching, or swiping as their fundamental interaction. Photo editing and reading apps for example.
Revised System-Wide Gestures
Selection gestures in custom text views:
Thanks to the new text editing gestures! There will be no need to shake the entire device to undo a text (only if someone even bothered to do that).
- One can simply tap to select, pinch in and pinch out to copy-paste with three-fingers.
- One can also undo-redo by swiping left and right with three fingers.
In addition to that, it will allow users to quickly manage their text editing on either of the devices i.e. iPhone or iPad, without using formatting shortcut bars.
Multiple selection gestures in tables and collection:
Apple has introduced a new way of quickly selecting contiguous batch of items in table and collection views. By simply dragging two fingers on a list or collection of items to draw a selection.
It’s important for easy and seamless user experience to add gestures when left with very little space on screen. It will immensely help designers overcome space-based challenges.
However in hindsight, so many gestures may leave users overwhelmed before they get used to it.
Dear Apple, it’d be great if you did something about…
- Incoming Phone Call UI
It’s something that iPhone users want Apple to learn from Android. Why a full-screen app jump? It covers the whole screen, pushing back the application you are using. This call UI needs a refresh, and like android can show a banner up in the top that allows users to dismiss the call or let it ring in the background and be done with it.
- Swiping App Switcher
Since iPhone X Series’ redesign, users have been reporting the inability of swiping away all the apps in the app switcher in one go. Surprisingly, it’s still there in iOS 13. Apple is not fixing this problem because clearing recent apps in the App Switcher doesn’t improve battery life or device’s performance, as all the apps are in suspended state.However, removing all of the recent apps from the app switcher only has aesthetic value where the user wants to be able to scan the app switcher quickly for their most used apps. But taking away the option to swipe away the mess is a bad design choice. It’s up to the user if they prefer a clean and efficient experience or a cluttered one.
- Camera App Settings
There are tons of improvements in iOS13 camera and photos application, but it still doesn’t allow to change video recording resolution within camera app itself. For that, users are supposed to go all the way into Device’s Main Settings > Camera. Whereas the interaction is only worth a button and two taps in the app.
Similarly, there are few other features that are buried in the iPhone Settings that are meant to be in the app in the first place.
Contrary to popular belief the design is not always about what a user wants. Most of the times it’s about utilization of the new tech-laden devices. It might mean some compromises here and there but at the end of the day it’s for the software stability.
Maybe Apple keeps things the way they were built, because they know better. But Apple, if you’re listening at least change the in-your-face call notifier screen.
By Aaditya Mandloi
About Galaxy WeblinksWe specialize in human-centric user experience design services to our clients across the globe. Our innovative ideas, creative designs, industry best practices, and processes help us improve user satisfaction and solve complex design problems. Contact us for a free consultation!
At Galaxy Weblinks, we build high-performing software solutions that help teams scale. And write about it in the process. You may have spotted us on…Best Practices Design Ecommerce Web
Developers use Text Editors, also known as code editors, for editing programming code. These editors basically contain features like quick navigation, syntax highlighting, automatic indenting,…App Developement Web
Your business is growing and your team is doing their best to meet the tight deadlines and increased workload. You may be exploring the idea…App Developement Web
Voice search is at its peak in popularity among millions of users. According to an OC&C Strategy Consultants market research, Voice Shopping is projected grow…Ecommerce Web
Hello (Inserts your First name), All of us have received emails/ sms notifications, social media ads, that are sharing offers and discounts on the products…Ecommerce Web
The recently released WordPress 5.4 ‘Adderley’ update has got a lot to look forward to! Since this highly popular CMS ditched its classic editor for…CMS Web
Modern technology has two problems: Devices have too many integrated features and everything is smaller. A good implementation of more-than-what’s-necessary features can give some users…App Developement Others Web
What is common between Pinterest, Tinder, Uber, Trivago, and Airbnb? All these companies experienced a surge in their product’s performance, user-engagement, and conversions by going…Mobile PWA Web
Kotlin has emerged as both substitute and supplement to C++ and Java. In 2018, the language had over 96,000 repositories on GitHub and had already…App Developement Galaxy Apps Others Web
When you think of hotspots for tech, don’t zero in on Silicon Valley just yet. According to Expert Market, Boston is one of the top…Galaxy Apps Internet Marketing Others Web
The experience of Disneyland is always an awe-inspiring one. No matter how many miles you have walked, you are always up for another Pirates of…Galaxy Apps Others Product Development Web
Google Play set out many criteria in their app guidelines that you need to follow. These changes may cause some issues as you try to…Galaxy Apps Mobile Others Web
Leading the AR revolution, industrial enterprises are experiencing improved ROI through AR-optimized supply chain. Enterprise sector is using AR across other functions such as product design…AR Galaxy Apps Others Web
Apple in its annual WWDC made some game changing announcements like a new Mac Pro, an exclusive OS for iPad, iOS 13 release, new Apple…Apple Galaxy Apps Others Web
At the time of an unsuccessful product deployment, you might ask yourself. “What went wrong with the product delivery?” The simple answer lies in configuration…Galaxy Apps Others Product Development Web
You might be familiar with Murphy’s law which says ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong’. Software isn’t immune to that. But that’s often…Galaxy Apps Others QA Web
When you look at the respective market share of both the CMSs, WordPress has a clear edge over Craft CMS with 81.9% market share to a…CMS Galaxy Apps Others Web
Angular 6, released earlier in May 2018 didn’t offer much improvements on the performance part. It was mainly focused on making Angular migration-friendly. Google dropped…Frontend Galaxy Apps Others Web
Magento announced that it is pulling the plug on Magento 1 in April 2017 at the ‘Meet Magento’ conference in Prague. The announcement caused a…Ecommerce Galaxy Apps Others Web
Building a WordPress website? The WordPress community provides you with plenty of options. You can either make an easy one using WordPress themes or a…Galaxy Apps Others Web Website Development
Facebook has finally decided to monetize WhatsApp. Earlier this month, on August 1, Facebook rolled its long-in-development WhatsApp Business API for medium to large businesses.…Galaxy Apps Others Web
Craft CMS’s consistency can be seen in its regular updates & latest features. Matrix is one of those early features that helped Craft dominate the…CMS Galaxy Apps Others Web
Before introducing the Debug Tool in Craft 3, Craft CMS made you install a separate web-based application, Web-Console. You could run shell commands on your…CMS Galaxy Apps Others Web
Investors have the money, you have the idea, and the right pitch is the only thing that stands between you and them. But, pitches are…Galaxy Apps Others Product Development Web
“Personal data shall be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against…Galaxy Apps Others Web
Google recently announced Mobile-First Indexing after a year and half of extensive experimenting and testing. The search engine giant will start migrating sites that follow…App Developement Galaxy Apps Others Web
Social media networks are mode of social interaction. It is a platform of sharing and discussing information among human beings. Social media can include text,…Internet Marketing Social Media Web