Apple to release iPadOS on Monday, September 30 alongside iOS 13.1
Apple has confirmed that iPadOS, its all-new iPad-specific operating system will be officially released on Monday, September 30th 2019.
iPadOS was unveiled earlier in the year at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The software, which has received numerous developer and public beta updates since it was first previewed marks the first time iPad has been given its own independent OS, allowing Apple to introduce more iPad-focused capabilities.
The release sees Apple introduce a wide range of new features, including an all-new system-wide Dark Mode, the ability to pin widgets to the Home screen, improved compatibility with Apple Pencil, a new swipe keyboard, the ability to install custom fonts and use them across a range of applications, a download manager in Safari, a redesigned Photos app, and much more.
Additionally, Apple claims that FaceID on the 3rd generation 11‑inch iPad Pro and 12.9‑inch iPad Pro is up to 30 per cent faster with iOS 13, and that applications launch 2x faster than iOS 12. Moving forward, Apple says apps from the App Store will be packaged in a new way that makes them up to 50 per cent smaller, and that App updates will be up to 60 per cent smaller on average.
iPadOS will be available to download over-the-air from the Settings app. Here’s a list of the devices compatible with iPadOS…
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- 11-inch iPad Pro
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2