Being able to track and limit your own iPhone usage is a great feature, but Apple's Screen Time lacks the right tools for parents to properly manage their children's usage. Instead of extending Screen Time to third-party apps so parents can set limits for individual apps, Apple has added "Communication Limits" in iOS 13. Parents can now control who their children can communicate with on their iOS device.
Apple is introducing Dark Mode to its devices with the release of iOS 13. Dark Mode gives your entire operation system and stock apps a dark color scheme. The new feature is great for low light situations and easier on the eyes when reading. It's also allows you not to disturb others when checking your device in low light public situations.
iOS 13 will be available to the general public in Fall 2019. Apple is expected to announce a release date in September.
iOS updates have been delivered during the third week of September for the past seven years. We predict the iOS 13 release date will be Monday, September 16, 2019.
Historical iOS launch dates
iOS 13 is compatible with the following Apple devices:
- iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPod touch (7th generation)
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2019 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. As usual, Apple is expected to preview their next operating, iOS 13, at the beginning of the event. "People familiar with the development of the operating system" have tipped off 9to5Mac about some of the upcoming features planned for iOS 13.