This year’s major software updates to several of Apple’s platforms are rolling out across the next few weeks. Including iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and iPhone. IOS 13 and watchOS 6 have been released. While iPadOS and iOS 13.1 are due on October 1st – however, that is no longer the case.
Today (September 20th, 2019) saw iOS 13.0 and watchOS 6 publicly released. Because new iPhone and Series 5 Apple Watch models were all released in stores and online.
Meanwhile, the new iPad which was also unveiled at the same event will arrive from October. The same time iPadOS, the newest operating-system for iPad was to be released. And up until the other day, this remained the case. But today, Apple has updated its website to announced iPadOS will now arrive September 25th, 2019. Six days earlier than expected.
According to reports, the just-released iOS 13.0 will gain an update with iOS 13.1 on the same day. Bringing even more features to new and previous-generation iPhone models (and iPod Touch). Or in other words – features that were originally unveiled with iOS 13.0 that must have taken longer to implement.
The staggered release either indicated Apple needed more time to get the software updates ready. Or it was intentional. Either way developers and public beta testers have been providing feedback on the releases for months. And as for macOS Catalina? Apple has said indication it will arrive ‘later in the year’ on their website.