Apple is gearing up to launch its 2019 models of iPhones in September this year and they will reportedly be powered by the new A13 chips. But other than being powered by a new chipset, they will also run the new operating system – the iOS 13. Although Apple users generally enjoy the constant updates for all the devices – old or new but recent news might change that update cycle. The iOS 12 came with support for each and every Apple device which earlier ran iOS 11. iPhones as old as the iPhone 5S received the new iOS update with the latest iOS 12. But that won’t be happening anymore.
The new iPhones will run iOS 13 and it will be released in 2019 itself. But the new Apple’s OS might not support the older iPhones models such as the iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. According to a report by iPhoneSoft, the iOS 13 will also not be compatible with the iPad Mini 2 and the iPad Air. All the devices mentioned here already run iOS 12 but the recent development suggests that they won’t support the new OS. And thus, they won’t be receiving the new OS update.
If the new iOS 13 update won’t be coming to the abovementioned devices then the users of the older iPhone models will have to switch to newer ones which support the new OS to avail the new features. And if not, they can just stick to their old iPhones running the iOS 12.
It is being estimated, that the Cupertino-based tech firm will be announcing the new iOS 13 at its annual developer conference, WWDC in June 2019. With the launch of the new OS, the company might also announce new apps, features, tools and possibly new hardware/ devices at the event. Apple is expected to announce new and upgraded Maps, Reminders, Messages along with many other new features for its Apple Watch as well. Other than the new iOS 13, we could also see a new macOS and watchOS as well. The WWDC event is scheduled for June 3.
It should be noted that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were launched in 2014. Before the launch of the iPhone 6-series Apple didn’t released any phones with a big display. It just focused on making them thinner and more premium. But the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus saw Apple’s entry to the big screened display iPhones and it has continued till now.