The first day at WWDC 2019 just ended, and one of the major highlights of the event was the release of iOS 13. The latest version of iOS brings many new features like dark mode, new image editing tools, and redesigned Apple Maps.
Additionally, iOS 13 also offers a major UI overhaul and performance improvements.
Unfortunately, Apple will remove support for three older iPhones i.e. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5S.
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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5S Won’t Receive iOS 13 Update
The latest version of iOS i.e. iOS 13 is now available as a beta release for iPhone 6S and above. As mentioned earlier, iOS 13 won’t be available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5S users.
Apple surprised the entire tech industry by providing five years of support cycle for the iPhone 5S. That said, the Cupertino based tech giant has now come back to four years of support cycle for the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple has also released a list of iPhone’s that will support iOS 13. These iPhone’s include the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
Additionally, iPod Touch 7th Generation will also receive the iOS 13 software update. As far as the new iPadOS is concerned, it will be available for iPad 2017, iPad 2018, iPad Air 2 & newer models, and iPad Mini 4 and newer models.
Moreover, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will also receive iOS 13 based iPadOS update.
iOS 13 Performance Improvements
One of the major highlights of iOS 13 is performance improvements across all devices.. Apple has claimed that the applications can now launch twice as fast as compared to iOS 12.
Furthermore, app downloads have now been reduced up to 50 percent in size. In addition to that, the app updates have also been reduced up to 60 percent in size.