iOS 13 and watchOS 6 available September 19

Apple’s next mobile operating systems, includng iPadOS, watchOS and iOS, are set to drop this September.

While Apple didn’t share when its new operating system is launching during its keynote, the iOS 13 preview website says the OS will be available on Thursday, September 19th. Apple’s official press release mention that iOS 13.1 is releasing on September 30th.

iPadOS will be available on Monday, September 30th according to the operating system’s preview website. 

watchOS 6 is dropping on September 19th for the Apple Watch Series 3 and newer. Older Apple Watch models will get the new OS later in the fall.

Apple has yet to share specific dates for macOS Catalina, though it’s believed to be slated for an October release date.


The iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will not receive the iOS 13 update. In addition, the iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3 are also not slated to get iPadOS.