iOS 13 public beta, release date, feature list, and early reviews just emerged online. iPhone and iPad users seem to have a lot to look forward to, as iOS 13 beta managed to delight all its users so far, and this ain’t even its final form. We’ve taken a look at the entire change list and tweaks, as well as the release date schedule for all upcoming test and update phases, so let’s dig in.
iOS 13 release dates:
- beta 1 and first look on June 3 at WWDC 2019
- beta 2 developer launch on June 17
- public open beta test release on June 23
- official launch expected for mid-September 2019 for new 2019 iPhones
The iOS 13 developer beta 2 is improved and, unlike beta 1, it can be installed OTA (over the air), without the Xcode requirement. The public beta for all Apple users is a chance to get acquainted with the upcoming feeling of the whole system, although it is still rough around the edges as the developer warns. The final version of the iOS 13 will come one week after the new iPhone is launched, which is mid-September. The phones are called iPhone 11, iPhone 11 XR, and iPhone 11 Max so far.
iOS 13 is compatible with iPhone 6S and later, while other devices that can try it out now are iPhone SE, iPad Air 2 and newer, and iPad mini 4. Older devices which could go up to iOS 12 will not be able to use iOS 13, unfortunately. iPhone 6 will also not be in on the action and iOS 12 will be its final OS installation. Other features, like the Dark Mode and other color variants are also promised as Apple waits for September to make it official.