iOS 13 release date: It's coming out today, prepare!

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Update: iOS 13 is going live today! Dark Mode and a whole other trove of small quality-of-life improvements are coming to the vast hordes of iPhones and iPads that are eligible for the software update.

Apple's big September event with all new iPhones is near, and so is the official release of iOS 13 to all eligible devices. But when will Apple unleash the gates holding the long-awaited 1s and 0s that iOS 13 is compiled of? What is the iOS 13 release date for public? When will you be able to finally enjoy a system-wide dark mode on your iPhone and iPad? 

When will iOS 13 be released? When will iOS 13 come out?

iOS 13 was released for compatible iPhone models on Thursday, September 19, 2019. It brought a number of important new features, such as Dark Mode, swipe-style keyboard typing and revamped Photos, Reminders, and Notes apps.

Which iPhones support iOS 13?

iOS 13 drops support for some aging iPhone models, which will be stuck on iOS 12 forever. Here's what Apple devices will be updated with iOS 13:

  • 2019 iPhone Models
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod Touch 7th Generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

What new features will iOS 13 bring?

A ton, with the big guns being a native dark mode, a swipable keyboard, and a revamped Photos app. There are other not so major, but still important new features like enhanced cursor control, more Memojis, refreshed Reminders and Notes apps, as well as a more natural-sounding Siri.  You can read more about iOS 13 in our in-depth preview of iOS 13, which is available right here

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