What’s New in iOS and iPadOS

iOS 13 brings many new features in addition to speed increases, not least of all the fact that iOS has now been split into two operating systems: iOS and iPadOS! Here’s what’s new.

Unsupported Devices

Sadly, iPhoneOS 13 and iPadOS 13 drop support for many devices:

  • iPhone 5s

  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

  • All iPod touch models except the 2019 model

  • The original iPad Air

  • iPad mini 2 and 3


The iPad no longer runs iOS, but iPadOS! This year, the two operating systems have many of the same new features, but don’t be surprised if they diverge further in the future. Here’s what’s new on the iPad this year:

  • Safari: iPadOS 13 brings desktop-class Safari to the iPad, which means that web apps like Google Docs, Netflix, Squarespace, ...

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