Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose on Monday and threw a lot of new stuff at us, including a Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, iOS 13 with a dark mode, MacOS Catalina and an operating system for the iPad called iPadOS.
iPhones will be getting a huge update later this year, Apple has announced.
iOS 13 will bring a whole host of features to the iPhone and iPad, including a redesigned dark mode. The alternative dark mode colour scheme for devices running iOS 13, the newest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones. Enable it, and your phone will replace the light-colored interfaces in native Apple apps like Maps, Mail and Messages with a much darker design.
In practise, that will almost certainly be in September, around the same time as the release of the new iPhones.
Unlike last year’s iOS 12, which ran on every device that ran iOS 11, not all iOS 12 devices will be getting the update to iOS 13 and iPadOS.
iOS 13 is coming to the following devices:
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6S Plus
iPod Touch (seventh generation)
Dropped from the list this year are the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the recently replaced iPod Touch (sixth generation), which did get iOS 12 last year but won’t be getting the new software going forward.