iOS 13 Overview Updated July 18, 2019

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iOS 13 Features

During its WWDC 2019 keynote, Apple officially unveiled iOS 13 for iPhone. While we had a good idea of what to expect, Apple still offered some surprises. There’s a new swipe-style keyboard called QuickPath, the Photos app has received notable new features and changes with smart clutter reduction software, a new editing experience, and a new “Photos” tab, while Siri Shortcuts has become more capable with new multi-step and suggested automations. The update also brings a new Siri feature that allows users to instantly reply to messages.

As for one of the most anticipated features, the system-wide Dark Mode has officially arrived on iOS. Apple showed off the new dark theme with the tagline “iOS now lives in the dark.”

Many other improvements and changes coming this fall include a redesigned share sheet, app downloads are 50% smaller, 2x faster app launch speed, Memoji Stickers and Memoji Makeup, HomeKit-enabled routers and HomeKit Secure Video, a new “Sign in with Apple” option for logging into third-party services, all-new Apple Maps, and much more.

If you want to go in depth on some of the minor changes, check out 65+ features that Apple didn’t announce during its Keynote.

iOS 13 Release Date

The newest version of iOS is expected to be released in the fall of 2019 for iPhone. A developer beta is was released at WWDC 2019. A public beta is set to arrive in July.

iOS 13 Device Support

These are the devices that will be supported:

  • 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 generation)

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iOS 13 Stories July 18

Apple today is releasing the third public beta of iOS 13 to users. This update comes following the release of the fourth developer beta yesterday. Apple is also releasing the third public betas of macOS Catalina and tvOS 13 today.

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iOS 13 Stories July 17

Apple today has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6 to developers. Read on as we recap all of the changes in today’s updates.

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Software update day is here again! Apple has released the fourth developer beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 (likely alongside new seeds of watchOS 6, tvOS 13) today. Apple’s public beta builds should follow at a later date after the latest developer beta has been tested in the wild.

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iOS 13 Stories July 15

Update: iOS 13 beta 4 fixes this vulnerability.

iOS 13 is still in beta and therefore bugs are to be expected, but a recently-discovered security vulnerability in the operating system is especially worth noting. This iOS 13 bug makes it easy for someone to gain access to the “Website & App Passwords” data in Settings.

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iOS 13 Stories July 13

A common discussion this summer in the email lists and LinkedIn groups I am in is about the iOS and macOS betas. People who manage iOS and macOS devices have to be aware of what’s happening with beta developments during the summer as we prepare to verify compatibility with printers, external devices, and applications (local and cloud). While I don’t start with this process with beta 1, I will usually begin my “official” testing around the time of the public betas. I’ve been managing macOS and iOS for almost a decade, so I’ve learned a little bit about the process along the way. When you are deploying macOS and iOS on an enterprise level, here are my tips on when to deploy macOS Catalina and iOS 13 (including iPadOS 13). expand full story

iOS 13 Stories July 12

Apple software manager talks enterprise changes in iOS 13 and more in podcast interview

In the latest episode of the Mac Admins Podcast, Jeremy Butcher, Apple’s product marketing manager for enterprise and education software goes in-depth on the new and important changes coming with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina from an enterprise perspective.

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