The first official iOS 13 news is three months away, and Apple is poised to debut big changes for your iPhone and iPad – good news for Apple’s sluggish iPhone sales.
Update: We now know when iOS 13 will be announced since the WWDC 2019 date is now public. We’ve included that in the iOS 12 release date section below.
Even if the iPhone 11 isn’t expected to see big changes, the software should shift a bunch. We’re due for a fresh home screen layout and system-wide dark mode.
Basically it’s everything that didn’t make it into iOS 12 and iOS 12.2, which has mostly focused on stability. The time has come for Apple’s major UI and app redesigns.
iOS 13 rumors are still in their early stages. Most of the features we’ve heard about are ones left on the cutting room floor from a year ago. We’ve outlined those.
We’ve also listed our own iOS 13 feature predictions. These are new ideas that Apple could include in future software updates, and really should. Most are long overdue.
Here’s everything you need to know about iOS 13 in the lead up to Apple WWDC 2019 on June 3.
iOS 13 release date
- Monday, June 3: WWDC 2019 keynote takes place in San Jose, California
- Early June: iOS 13 developer beta meant for paid Apple Developers
- Late June: iOS 13 public beta may launch for adventurous testers
- September 2019: iOS 13 likely to launch with new 2019 iPhones
iOS 13 reveal date is Monday, June 3, as TechRadar correctly predict months ago. Apple has historically unveiled its new software at WWDC in San Jose and it’s almost always the the first Monday in June. Last year is was Monday, June 4, 2018, and the year before it was Monday, June 5, 2017. We see a trend here.
iOS 13 developer beta: The first iOS 13 beta will likely arrive at or a few days after WWDC, but it’s going to be restricted to paid Apple developers. You should probably wait for the public beta, which is always more stable.
iOS 13 public public beta: This is Apple’s way of testing features on a larger scale, and that may happen toward the end of June. It’s typically a more refined version of the iOS developer beta, although it can still be rough and never includes all of the features implemented in the final version of the software.
The official iOS 13 release date: We’ll get the new iOS 13 software in its final, stable form at the iPhone launch event, what we’re calling the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11 XR at the moment. The date? Probably mid-September. We’ll know for sure at the iPhone launch event.