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

iOS 13 release date: It's coming out today, prepare!
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? When will you be able to finally enjoy a system-wide dark mode on your iPhone and iPad? 

Moments after Apple's new iPhones went live on Apple.com, the official release date was revealed! iOS 13 will roll out to all eligible iPhones on

Thursday, September 19

What devices are eligible?


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:


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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18 Comments

1. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Can't wait for 'apple just did dark mode better ' narrative from this site

3. aegislash

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Yeah but the Dark Mode that Google is implementing looks like garbage. Apple, Samsung, etc definitely have the better look with actual black instead of dark gray.

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3163; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Windows did dark mode first (in 2010, no less) and still the best. I agree, Google’s version leaves much to be desired.

2. shiv179

Posts: 177; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Wonder what will break this time?

7. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Thumbs up, I want to update right off the bat, but knowing how Apple tends to screw with updates I'd rather wait a couple days more to see what this 13th version broke

19. Vokilam

Posts: 1343; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I had my iMessage app keyboard and the text field out of place - had to force-close the app and reload, so far so good. Also the new feature where you add your photos of yourself (a la Viber chat) requires you to change your iMessage contact to your Apple ID email instead of the phone number - which I’m not going to do. There’s the fact that the new triple finger gesture “to undo” is conflicting with some games (there’s nothing to undo while playing pubg, duh) - not an issue for me though. If there’s more I’ll let you know.

5. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

I’ll enjoy iOS 13 on my iPhone 11 pro and then update my XS to iOS 13 instead of rushing for first day update.

12. Vancetastic

Posts: 1698; Member since: May 17, 2017

Do you have to clean saliva from your device or keyboard often?

8. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

To Wait installing after a week wouldn’t so bad.

9. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

iPad OS on my 5 years old iPad Air 2 works rather well, especially when it comes to performance. It adds tons of new features. I 've made the right choice to have purchased an Pad, instead of an Android tablet.

10. Maccyb

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

The Apple arse kissing in this article makes me feel slightly ill.

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

What arse kissing? The article gives a release date, a list of features and a list of compatible devices? Where exactly is the article kissing Apple's arse???

13. Alcyone

Posts: 533; Member since: May 10, 2018

The only "arse" kissing comes in form of the unit review. The same cons its has as others will not be listed. Look it up.

14. Maccyb

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Exactly right, spot on, that was my point. No cons, only the plusses, as if it's perfect hence BIG TIME arse kissing.

15. Maccyb

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Then look what followed last night, the most boring uninspiring event where the adjectives came nowhere close to describing the reality. A "brand new design" Cook said.....should have added "from 2017". The other old fat guy says "the best screen Apple ever made" It's the Samsung Galaxy Note10 plus screen!! Lol. And not forgetting the old lcd still on the cheap version. What was interesting is you could see on the presenters faces that they didn't even believe their own superlatives. They looked embarrassed. The new iPhone is so ugly only it's mother could love it. The event was "By innovation only." I think innovation's invitation must have gone into its spam folder and it never saw it. :-)

16. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Cant wait....

17. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 160; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Windows phone had system wide dark mode 8 years ago.

18. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 160; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Correction since 2010 as previously posted

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