Apple officially releases iOS 13 to the general public on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
The rainbow Apple logo is back, and it's signaling the fall 2019 iPhone keynote event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. Apple has set the date, and has "innovited" select media representatives to preview its latest iOS devices on Tuesday, September 10th at 10 am Pacific Time (1 pm Eastern Time). This year's keynote will bring a complete refresh to the iPhone lineup, as well as other surprises.
Apple's 2019 iPhone launch event is just weeks away. There's been no shortage of information reported in leaks and rumors surrounding the next generation iPhones. For anyone looking to buy a new iPhone or sneak a preview of what's coming, here are highlights of what's expected in September. Of course, until Apple takes the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater, nothing is official.
One of the most talked about features introduced in iOS 13 is system-wide Dark Mode. The inverted color scheme is no longer relegated to only third-party apps. It has been integrated throughout iOS including most stock apps, settings and system-level views. You can choose when to give your eyes a rest by manually enabling Dark Mode or schedule it like Night Shift to switch over at night. You can also create your own schedule and choose how dark you want your device to become.
For World Emoji Day, Apple teased some of the emoji coming to iOS this fall. Apple proposed last year that the Unicode Consortium "introduce more disability-themed emoji," and they delivered, unveiling a new guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg. Other categories, like smiley faces, food, animals, and activities, are also receiving updates