iOS 13 is the next major update that will come out for Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system. The update is most likely a going to be unveiled in summer 2019, and it will roll out officially in the autumn. Apple has been very predictive with their schedule of releasing the updates. So, if we assume that Apple isn’t going to deviate from its regular schedule then in June we will see the demonstration of iOS 13 at WWDC 2019.
Then after the demo, an iOS 13 beta will be released which will be available to the app developers only. Around July 2019, the public beta should be out, and it will be available for everyone who has signed up. We will get more betas before Apple finally decide to launch the finished version. The final version should be released in September 2019.
Apple will continue to add smaller updates throughout the rest of 2019, and this will continue into 2020.
Now moving to the list of devices which will be able to support it. Right now the following devices are running iOS 12:
iPad Pro (10.5), iPad Pro (11), iPad Pro (12.9, 2017 and 2018)
iPad 2017, iPad 2018
iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4
iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR
iPod touch (sixth generation)
Apple hasn’t been kind enough to continue giving support to the older devices. So, there is a huge possibility that many of the older devices will miss out on iOS 13. According to reports, iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 plus, iPad mini 2 and 3, and the sixth-gen iPod touch will not be getting the new update. In order to pile more misery on users, it has been reported that iPhone SE, 6s and 6s Plus and the iPad mini 4 haven’t been given the all clear either. So, the list is narrowed to iPad Pro (10.5), iPad Pro (11), iPad Pro (12.9, 2017 and 2018), iPad 2017, iPad 2018, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR