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iOS 13 and iPadOS compatible devices

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Apple unveiled iOS 13 earlier this year in June at WWDC 2019 in San Jose California, which according to the company is faster, more responsive and comes with optimisations such as improved app launch, reduced app download sizes and enhanced Face ID experience.

The developer preview of iOS 13 was available to Apple Developer Program members at the time of the announcement, and the public beta program was launched the following month.

iOS 13 comes with Dark mode, new maps experience, upgraded Camera and Photo feature, among other interesting features.

iOS 13 compatible devices

iOS 13 is expected to roll out — soon after the new-gen iPhone’s are unveiled at the September 10 Apple event — to iPhone 6s and later; alongwith iPadOS for iPad 5th generation and later; iPad mini 4 and later; all iPad Pro models; iPad Air 2 and later.

Update: The new iPhone devices — iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max — will ship with iOS 13, which will be rolled out to the compatible devices mentioned below on September 19. The company also announced that additional features such as directionally aware suggestions on AirDrop will be available with iOS 13.1 release on September 30.

Following is a list of Apple devices that are compatible with iOS 13. The upcoming iPhones haven’t been added to the list.

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod Touch (7th gen)

Check out our article below to learn six best iOS improvements as seen in the Developer’s beta, and you might see on your devices soon too.

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“iOS 13 brings new capabilities to the apps you use every day, with rich updates to Photos and Maps, and privacy-protecting features like Sign In with Apple, all while delivering faster performance,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, at the time of the launch.

iPadOS compatible devices

At the same event, Apple also announced a new OS for iPads that’s scheduled to be released this fall too — the iPadOS, which brings updates to the Home screen that will now also feature widgets and split view, among other similar features that are aimed at increasing the functionality of iPads — making them better than before.

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th gen)
  • iPad (5th gen)
  • iPad mini (5th gen)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd gen)
  • iPad Air 2

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