iOS 13 Release Date: Apple has just released iOS 12 alongside a slew of new flagship devices like iPhone XS, iPhone XS max and iPhone XR. This year, Apple decided to focus more in bringing performance upgrades and stability improvements rather than rolling out any radical changes to the operating system itself. While it is still early days, rumors have already started doing the rounds that Apple will be bringing a host of radical changes with iOS 13 as these features didn’t release this year. This brings us to the obvious questions surrounding the iOS 13 release date and what to expect from the next iteration of Apple’s flagship OS.
Since the iOS is the most successful operation system just behind Android, people usually put high expectations on it each year. Since 2007, when it was first released to power the first generation Apple iPhone, the OS has managed to become a very successful operating system for smartphones and have slowly extended its support to other Apple devices as well like iPad and iPod Touch. Current statistics tell us that the Apple App store currently has over 2.5 million applications and these have been downloaded for over 130 billion times. This massive number clearly shows the popularity of the operating system and the wide range of users.
iOS 13 Release Date: When Can We Expect it?
Coming to the iOS 13 release date, Apple has been following a pattern since the last few years and we doubt they would break it this time. If we take a closer look at the release pattern of iOS 12, we can see that Apple provided the first preview of the current generation OS on June 4, 2018 which was the opening day of the keynote Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018. It was followed by several beta releases over the next few months with the final stable version releasing on September 17, 2018 in most countries. Here is a table showing you the release pattern of all iOS versions over the years.
iPhone OS 1: Released June 29, 2007
iPhone OS 2: Released July 11, 2008
iPhone OS 3: Released June 17, 2009
iOS 4: Released- June 21, 2010
iOS 5: Announced- June 6, 2011; Released- October 12, 2011
iOS 6: Announced- June 11, 2012; Released- September 19, 2012
iOS 7: Announced- June 10, 2013; Released- September 18, 2013
iOS 8: Announced- June 2, 2014; Released- September 17, 2014
iOS 9: Announced- June 8, 2015; Released- September 16, 2015
iOS 10: Announced- June 13, 2016; Released- September 13, 2017
iOS 11: Announced- June 5, 2017; Released-September 19, 2017
iOS 12: Announced- June 4, 2018; Released- September 17, 2018
We can expect the same to happen next year with Apple providing the first preview of iOS 13 beta in June during the keynote WWDC 2019 event. It is likely to be followed by several beta releases in the next two months with the final stable version getting released in the first or second week of September 2019. We are pretty sure that Apple will stick to this routine it has been following since 2011.
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Predicting the iOS 13 release date has been made easy by the fact that Apple has been steadily following a routine since 2011 when iOS 6 was released. Over the years, Apple has not deviated from this routine so we are confident that the final stable version of iOS 13 will see the light of the day in September 2019.