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).
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS, XR and XS Max
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
- Apple Watch Series 1 or later
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).