When are iOS 13, iPadOS and watchOS 6 coming out?

When are iOS 13, iPadOS and watchOS 6 coming out?
Apple's iOS 13 has just been unveiled at WWDC 2019 and it is a massive release that brings Dark Mode and a ton of new features to iPhones.


At a customer satisfaction score of 97%, iOS is well liked and enjoyed by users. However, what is most impressive about iOS, is not just the features, it is the sheer speed and amount of devices it comes to.

On stage at WWDC, Apple announced that 85% of the current installed base are on the latest iOS release, which compares to a devastating 10% availability for the current Android 9 Pie version. 

And with iOS 13, this trend of long software support will continue, as this newer version will come to devices as old as an iPhone 6s (and later iPhones will get it too, of course).

Compatible devices:



For iPad OS, here is a list of all the compatible devices:

  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • all iPad Pro models
  • iPad 5th gen and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later

For watchOS 6


If you are a registered Apple Developer, you can get the developer preview of iOS 13 starting today, while a public beta will be available later this month over at beta.apple.com.

As always, the public release of all new Apple software announced at WWDC 2019, including iOS 13, watchOS 6, iPadOS and Mac OS Catalina, is scheduled for this fall (expect it in the middle of September, as per Apple tradition).

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4 Comments

1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Great, they didn't leave the SE twisting in the wind.

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1499; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I told you this “update” was going to disappoint. Dark mode and emojis!! Hahahahaha. Swipe? Really? After 10 years they decided to release it. I still don’t see the small notification window when you receive a call. How can you sheep be happy about this?

3. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

You’re just a butthurt android that can’t accept that more features are coming to apple devices. Most people who uses apple products doesn’t even care what features you have in your android. Besides, most of your advance features need a 3rd party app to download.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31092; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My 2016 12.9 iPad Pro gets it, and I'm keeping it, till it no longer works or isn't supported.

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