iOS 13: release date, compatible iPhone and new features

When will the next version of iOS be released for iPhone and iPad, and what new features will it have? Here are all the news and rumors about iOS 13.

Apple has just released iOS 12.1.3, the new version that fixes some bugs but brings others, but the curiosity starts to move on iOS 13, the next major update of the Apple operating system for iPhone and iPad, will be unveiled in the summer of 2019.

What will change and what important changes will the new version bring with it? Below we collect all the latest news and rumors about the release date of iOS 13, news, compatible iPhone and iPad models and much more. Here’s everything you need to know.

iOS 13: release date

Apple releases iOS updates in a timely and predictable manner. We can therefore reasonably assume that in June 2019 will announce and show iOS 13 to WWDC. Immediately after the demo, a preview beta version of iOS 13 will be available for developers, followed by a public beta available for all program members. Between July and August there will be a series of updates up to the final version.

In September 2019, when Apple will present the new iPhone XI (?), The official and final version of iOS 13.0 will be released. Apple will then continue to update iOS 13 with small updates, such as iOS 13.1, which will mainly consist of bug fixes and security patches, but which will occasionally add new useful features.

iOS 13: which iPhone and iPad will receive it

One of the biggest issues related to new versions of iOS is device compatibility. Which iPad and iPhone will be able to run iOS 13? With iOS 12 Apple has distorted a consolidated habit, releasing the update for the same devices that could install iOS 11, then including the older models such as iPhone 5s and iPad Mini 2.

Will the list remain unchanged next year? To the list of iPhone and iPad compatible with iOS 13 we must definitely add the new iPhone X 2019, although at the moment the next top of the range remain shrouded in mystery.

The list could be as follows:

  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 2019
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • 5th generation iPad
  • 6th generation iPad
  • iPad mini 3 and later
  • 6th generation iPod Touch

iOS 13: features and news

It seems that Apple has decided to postpone several features planned for iOS 12 next year. Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman has discussed on Twitter some expected features on the update of 2019, which seems to be much more iPad-focused. Expect a renewal for the File and Updates app for Apple Pencil, as well as a redesign of the home screen.

We expect an improved Siri: after the Siri shortcuts, next year it might be time for a virtual assistant much more useful. In fact, a patent indicates that Siri could answer or reject unwanted or unanswered calls, offering a way to decline the call with a personalized response (called “Intelligent Digital Assistant for Declining an Incoming Call” according to Apple Insider).

Some rumors talk about new options to silence notifications for more than 5 minutes, an hour or a day, perhaps adding the 7 days option or a specific date/time.

Jeremy Burge, creator of World Emoji Day, has asked Apple to improve the search for emojis that often on iPhone is not reactive. It seems the moment has arrived for Apple to make smilies search smarter through words.

In the iOS 13 wishlist appears support for reading confirmations in the group iMessage, functionality already available on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, as well as a way to more effectively connect users with their contacts. For example, two friends may be able to see all messages, emails and interactions on social networks with each other in a single window.

Will the scroll to unlock return? The gesture eliminated from iOS 10 has been claimed for a long time by users, who do not find it convenient to press the Home button, simultaneously activating the TouchID to unlock the iPhone. Apple will yield to popular pressure or not? Probably the second option, moreover, users have become accustomed to the new look of the operating system over time.

According to reports from some foreign sources with iOS 13 we may be able to run MacOS apps on the iPad and vice versa when Apple releases the new version in the fall. In December 2017, Bloomberg wrote that Apple plans to combine apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac as part of a secret project called Marzipan. Bloomberg sources said: “Developers will be able to design a single application that works with a touchscreen, mouse and trackpad depending on whether it is running on the iPhone, iPad or Mac operating system.” However, Tim Cook silenced the rumors by reiterating that mobile devices and computers must maintain distinct and separate operating systems.

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