iOS 13, watchOS 6 and Apple Arcade Release


Some things to note:
  • iOS 13 and watchOS 6 will start rolling out at 10am PST (1pm EDT)
  • Apple Arcade’s launch time is unknown, but a good guess will be the same time as above.
  • tvOS 13, iPadOS 13 and iOS 13.1 will be released on September 30th
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 will be released in October
  • watchOS 6 will only be released for Series 3, 4 on September 19th. The older models will get the update in the coming weeks
  • The new iPhones launched on September 20th 
  • Apple TV+ launches November 1st
iOS 13:


Notable features:

iOS Stock Apps: Files: Access, manage, and organize files stored on external drives or file servers right from the Files app.

Health: Cycle Tracking Fertile window prediction/notification Period prediction/notification

Home:
  • Secure Video: HomeKit‑enabled cameras can now add support to detect and record specific activity like people, animals, or vehicles. These recordings are stored securely in iCloud. And new privacy settings allow you to control when your cameras stream and record.
  • Homekit Routers: Enabled routers bring an extra layer of security to your smart home. Use the Home app to control which services your HomeKit accessories can communicate with in your network and on the internet
Reminders: The redesigned Reminders app features more powerful and intelligent ways to create, organize, and keep track of your reminders.

Apple Maps:
  • Look Around: Explore cities with an immersive 3D experience that lets you pan around 360 degrees and move seamlessly down streets
  • New map features significantly improved and more realistic details for roads, beaches, parks, buildings, and more
Shortcuts: Automations

iOS Wide Features
  • Dark Mode
  • Sign In With Apple
  • Keyboard Quickpath Type (Swiping)
  • Memoji Stickers integrated in the keyboard
  • New Siri voice
  • Redesigned Carplay
  • New, redesigned and smart Share Sheet
  • Controller support (PS4 Dualshock and Xbox Remote with Bluetooth)
Read all the features that iOS 13 will pack on Apple’s site.

Here is a list of the devices eligible to receive iOS 13.0:

iPhoneiPod Touch
iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPod Touch 7th Gen
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6S
iPhone SE


watchOS 6

Release Notes will be updated here once the update drops
Notable features:
Apple Arcade
  • Available on macOS Catalina, iOS/iPad 13, tvOS 13 only
  • $4.99/month, access to all the games in the catalog
  • One subscription for the whole family
  • Not a streaming service, you need download the games to play
  • No ads in game
  • Handoff (pick up in one device, continue in other) experience
  • List of all the games available in Apple Arcade.
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