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Apple is planning to release iOS 13 on Thursday, September 19, which is one day before new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max devices are set to ship out to customers on September 20.

Apple announced the upcoming software launch date following its iPhone event that saw the unveiling of new devices.

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Following the release of iOS 13 on September 19, Apple will release iOS 13.1 on Monday, September 30, which is well after new iPhone devices have shipped out.

Developers and public beta testers who have already upgraded to iOS 13.1 on a main may want to downgrade to iOS 13 to be able to restore their new iPhones from an iCloud backup on launch day.

iPadOS 13 will not be launching alongside iOS 13 and will instead come out on September 30 for the iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.

Article Link: Apple to Release iOS 13 on September 19, iOS 13.1 and iPadOS on September 30
 
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robertpetry

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Will the iPadOS that comes out on the 30th be 13.1 or 13.0? With the 13.1 beta out, I would guess 13.1 but....

I have beta 8 for 13 now and don't want to go to 13.1 and then have to downgrade...
 
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BootsWalking

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Apple seems to be running behind on software this year. First the 13.1 feature fork before the official 13 release, then the delay on the new computational photo mode announced today, and now the staggered release for iPad OS. Fine with me - whatever it takes to get it stable
 
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Mabus51

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Guess they needed more time. Makes since with .1 beta hitting suddenly in late August. That .1 beta release caused a lot of confusion.
 
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rlhamil

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What I really want to know is the timing of the OS update (whether you call it iOS or audioOS I don't care) for HomePods, which should hopefully enable the direct radio play, without going through one's iPhone via Shortcuts and AirPlay (and requiring it nearby, and running its battery down unless it's plugged in).
 
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TheSkywalker77

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So they'll probably release a 13.0 GM sometime today or this week? And continue development on 13.1?
 
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mariusignorello

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Apple seems to be running behind on software this year. First the 13.1 feature fork before the official 13 release, then the delay on the new computational photo mode announced today, and now the staggered release for iPad OS. Fine with me - whatever it takes to get it stable
Well portrait mode was delayed when it came
out
 
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chucker23n1

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Interesting that they'd even bother shipping iOS 13.0 at all on non-11 iPhones if 13.1 is coming just 11 days later.
 
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aesc80

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Holy crud this is bad!!! It's obvious now that Apple devs completely missed their mark on delivery and is just getting the closed release point out there. From this, to them forgetting to "git rebase" on 12.4, it certainly doesn't look good.
 
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