iOS 13: A lot of buzz is going around the Apple Community as the start of the year 2019 has brought along with it the rumors of the next version of the worldwide famous operating system developed by Apple. The rumors suggest that the development of the next version of the iOS is currently being done at the Apple headquarters in California. Little to no information has been revealed by Apple regarding the features as well as the release date of the upcoming iOS 13. However, a lot of rumors have spread worldwide all over the Apple Community which have further revealed various features which are going to be included in iOS 13.
Since Apple is more focused on bringing performance and stability upgrades with the iOS 12 as the previous iteration was riddled with bugs and security issues, we can expect the iOS 13 to bring those new features which were originally scheduled to be rolled out with the iOS 12.
Let us take a brief look at the buzz surrounding the release of iOS 13.
iOS 13: What all the buzz is about?
The Apple community seems to be very interactive regarding the growth of the community and want to be delivered the absolute best. However, Apple has somehow always managed to fulfill the requirements of the Apple community by constantly providing updates to its customers on a regular basis. Long before the release of the latest update of iOS 12, which was released by Apple on January 22, 2019, the community was met with various rumors regarding the features of the latest version in iOS 13. Various features such as the introduction of the dark mode, cross-platform feature between Mac and iOS, live photo update, redesigned home screen, improved mail system have been rumored alongside iOS 13. The community has always demanded the dark mode to Apple. However, up until now no feature of dark mode was released by Apple officially.
iOS 13 Release Date: When Can We Expect it to be Rolled Out?
If we follow Apple’s launch history for all the previous versions of the iOS closely, we can clearly see a pattern. The company seems to prefer September as the month for its big reveals related to the iOS and its lineup of new iPhone models. So, this time too we can expect Apple to make an announcement about iOS 13 at the WWDC 2019 in June and then release the final stable version of the iOS 13 probably in September 2019. However, the release of the final version of iOS 13 will be preceded by a slew of beta versions to check for performance and stability issues. A thorough analysis, as well as the study of the previous release dates of the different operating systems, was taken into consideration while making the prediction of iOS 13 release date.
Analyzing all the previous year patterns, it could be predicted that Apple would announce the operating system at their WWDC Apple Event in 2019 and along with that the exact release date of the operating system would be revealed around sometime September 2019. However, as usual, a beta version of the operating system would be available to the users of the community around some time in late June 2019. However, the paid developers in the community would be provided with the access a lot earlier. In order to apply for the beta, users of the community need to apply to their Apple Software Program at this page which would allow the users of the community to get enrolled in the testing of the latest version of the operating system which would be available in beta version at that time.
iOS 13 Compatibility: Which Devices Would be Compatible
Talking about iOS 13 compatibility, Apple has announced at the WWDC 2018 that it will primarily focus on performance and stability improvements in the next installment of its mobile operating system. So we can safely deduce that almost all the devices which support iOS 12 currently will be compatible with iOS 13 as well.
iOS 13 Compatible iPhone Models
All iPhone models which were launched post 2012 will be compatible for Apple iOS 13. This means all iPhone models post Apple iPhone 5c will be compatible. Here is a complete list
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 6/6 Plus
- iPhone 6s/6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7/7 Plus
- iPhone 8/8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
NOTE: Apple is expected to release three new iPhone models by the end of this year that is 2018. So these models too will be compatible with the iOS 13.
iOS 13 Compatible iPad Models
Much like the iPhone models, all the Apple iPad models which are compatible with the iOS 12 will in all likelihood support the iOS 13. Here is a complete list
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Pro 12.9”
- iPad Pro 9.7”
- iPad Pro 12.9” 2nd Generation
- iPad 5th Generation
- iPad Pro 10.5”
- iPad 6th generation
iOS 13 Compatible iPod Models
When it comes to iPods, there is only one model that is currently compatible with the iOS 12. Hence, we are expecting only one iPod to make it to the compatibility list for iOS 13.
- iPod Touch 6th Generation
iOS 13 Wishlist: What New Features Are Expected?
A lot of rumors seem to be floating around regarding the latest features of the upcoming Operating System. Various features such as the introduction of the dark mode, cross-platform access between Mac and iOS, live photo update, redesigned home screen, improved mail system have been rumored alongside iOS 13. However, some of the features could just be a rumor and not true when it comes to the Apple. People have the knack to spread the rumors online without any verified source which always seems to create a lot of buzz among the people in the community. Here are the possible list of features which would possibly be introduced along with iOS 13.
Huge SIRI Update
The intelligent assistant seems to be in line for a gigantic update by the developers of the Apple. Siri could get anything done on your Apple device. A gigantic SIRI update has always been demanded by the community which is supposedly going to come true according to various reports. In the last version of iOS, a huge leap was taken forward allowing Siri to function in a way which would allow Siri to perform in a very effective manner. However, comparatively, Siri still feels a step backwards when compared to the Google Assistant or Alexa.
Hence, Siri needs to be upgraded into its smartest version to provide a tough competition to the different intelligent assistants available all over the Internet. A faster response time, a better voice recognition is rumored to be upgraded to Siri in iOS 13. A broader set of questions sometime confuses Siri and it just does not possess the capability to find answers to those complex questions. Here, the update is rumored to train Siri in such a manner which would allow it to provide answer to those certain set of questions and make it even smarter. A smarter intelligent assistant would just be an increase in the sales of Apple Products. Hence, Apple needs to upgrade Siri to its best form till date.
Completely Redesigned Home Screen
One of the major changes that iOS 13 is expected to bring on board is a completely redesigned home screen. A very renowned source has claimed that Apple will completely redesign the home screen in iOS 13 and also bring improvements to core applications like Mail. This new layout, specially designed for iPad users will put the home screen to better use and improve the productivity. The new redesigned home screen could also feature in-app tabs to enhance multi-tasking experience of the users. This feature, if implemented on iPhone models as well would become the most prominent design change for iPhone users after a long time.
We think Apple should introduce a totally new layout for their home-screen and that would create a lot of buzz among the community in a short period of time. Honestly speaking, it has been quite a long time since the iPhone users have been using the pretty same home screen layout. Hence, Apple may be planning to redesign the home screen as well as introduce it in the latest version of the operating system.
Considering the ArKit development platform by Apple, the introduction of augmented reality would be a great step forward. According to reports, Apple is rumored to adopt laser-powered, time of flight 3D cameras which would be a great step forward, especially for the iPhones. Scanning areas up to 15 feet in range would be the feature provided in the new iPhones according to the latest reports. ToF would allow the laser in determining distance between the camera and object which sounds really impressive in terms of technology.
It is even rumoured to adopt the rear triple camera design in the future iPhones. According to rumors as well as reports: “For 2019, Apple plans successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max — code-named D42 and D43 — and an update to the iPhone XR said the people. The larger of the new high-end iPhones will have three cameras on the back, and other handsets could eventually come with the upgraded system, too.” The introduction of the USB type-C cable in the future iPhone models is the biggest news of them all. This would be the first time the technology has been adopted in the Apple smartphones.
New Set of Animojis
Emojis have become an invincible part of text communication since the last few years. To it make them more personal; Apple introduced Anomjis in 2017 and this time with the iOS 13, more Animojis characters are expected to be made available. The Emoji Consortium recently released a large variety of emojis for 2019. These include new food items, animals, footwear and also a variety of faces with various face colors and hirs like white hair, black hair and bald. Since Apple is a member of the Emoji Consortium, a new set of Animojis are expected to be adopted for the iOS 13.
An Improved Network Connectivity
iOS version 12.0.1 brought along with itself some issues in the network connectivity and problems in battery life. The problem has since been solved after the updates. Here, the developers at Apple have taken the initiative to solve the problem permanently for good. Improved network connections in iOS 13 would lead to an effective development of Community base which would widely increase the financial turnover for Apple.
A Huge Upward Move in Gaming Experience
Apple community has always demanded the experience of playing iPhone games on tvOS with the iOS device acting as a controller. These rumors might just turn out to be true after the introduction of the latest version of the operating system. Apple might just start promoting more games on their front store which would be a huge step forward in the gaming community. This would encourage people to play more games on iPhone as well as encourage various developers to release them on iPhones.
Introduction of Dark Mode
For years, the community of Apple has just asked for one major update for their Apple products. One small update is what they have always wanted. However, up until know, their wish was never taken into consideration. 2019 might finally be the year when their wish gets fulfilled as rumors have been floating around since a long time that the iOS 13 is going to introduce along with it officially the DARK MODE. This would be a dream come true for the iPhone users because the introduction of the dark mode would just provide an absolutely fantastic luxurious feel while using the smartphone.
This is one of the most crucial updates rumored for a long time. According to Bloomberg, “Apple’s next operating system update, iOS 13, will include a dark mode option for easier nighttime viewing and improvements to CarPlay, the company’s in-vehicle software. There will also be iPad-specific upgrades like a new home screen, the ability to tab through multiple versions of a single app like pages in a web browser, and improvements to file management.“ This would be a welcome addition for the Apple products.
The support for cross-platform apps is one feature that the users have been waiting for a long time without any fruitful result till now. So we can expect Apple to finally introduce cross-platform support to iOS 13 to aid app developers. This will enable developers to create one app that will be compatible with both iOS and macOS devices and provide a smooth experience to the users on both the platforms.
The introduction of the feature of smart WiFi has been rumored by various sources.
Apple Pencil Improvement; A Second Generation Pencil Maybe?
Apple had introduced the Pencil alongside the Apple iPad Pro back in 2015 to work as an input device for the same. While it has not seen any major improvements in the last three years, rumors have it that Apple is working to bring an upgrade with the iOS 13. So, is a second generation Apple pencil on the cards? Quite possible!
Multiple User Accounts for iPads
It is totally impossible to set multiple user accounts in iPad. Users have long requested an update which would allow multiple users to use the same iPad. However, not a single discussion was taken into consideration by Apple. However, finally, we could see the release of the feature along with iOS 13 beta which would finally allow multiple users access on iPads. iPad has always been a single user device and the Apple ID affiliated with iPad stores each and every information of the user in its database. The login access credentials become the central login method to access the device. Hence, it is really necessary to introduce the feature of multiple user login in iPads which would be a welcome update by the Apple Community.
[[Note: All of the above features are rumored and along with these features, in the coming months, we would be observing multiple different other features rumored as well as some being confirmed by Apple itself. Up until that people won’t stop getting excited regarding the latest soon-to-be released update.]]
With over a year to go for the release of iOS 15, more news about the expected features and specifications along with other details are expected to be revealed. We will update them right here in due course of time. So, stay tuned for further updates.