Apple introduced the newest version of its iOS operating system, iOS 13, on June 3 at the keynote event of the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference. The exact release date for iOS 13 remains unknown. However, Apple will officially release iOS 13 and iPadOS this fall, probably in September.
This latest iOS is a big release with updates and new features to enhance the user experience, improve security, and accelerate performance. And, all of these new additions will need to be tested to ensure apps work properly on the new operating system. You or your teams are already testing on the iOS 13 beta. If you haven’t already, your team can start testing on it in the Kobiton MobileDevice Lab.
What’s New in iOS 13
Here are all the major new features that iOS 13 will bring to your iPhone and iPad when it releases this fall.
Faster Face ID
Smarter, smoother Siri
Heightened control over data sharing with apps
Siri now features Siri Shortcuts, which has a Suggested Automations feature that gives users personalized shortcuts
CarPlay features a new dashboard, calendar app, and Siri support for third-party navigation and audio
Photo app updates — featuring personalized curation and smart organization
New video editing functions – in iOS 13, Apple now offering video editing tools to adjust elements like exposure, contrast, saturation, brightness, and more
Sign In with Apple is a new privacy feature that gives you a convenient and data safe way to sign into apps and websites. Your Apple ID will be able to authenticate your account via Touch ID or Face ID, and developers will see a unique random ID rather than your real info
Apple now generates randomized emails. This keeps users from having to give away their personal email when using apps.
Updates for Homepod, Apple’s answer to Google Home. Now, Homepod can distinguish different voices of users
Airpods will now read your incoming texts to you. You can reply using Siri, giving you a way to respond to messages without interrupting what you’re doing
Dark Mode — This function turns mobile apps from bright white and light grey to black and light gray. It is going to be system-wide, meaning it’ll change the hues from bright white and light grey to black and dark gray on all supported apps
iOS 13 is compatible with these devices
With iOS 13, Apple is cutting off support for devices with 1GB of RAM or less. That means that, compared to iOS 11 and iOS 12, they’re dropping support for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. iPadOS 13 drops support for the iPad mini, mini 2, and mini 3, and the original iPad Air.
Here is the full list of supported devices for iOS 13:
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPod touch (7th generation)
And here is the list of supported devices for iPadOS: