Apple has rolled out iOS 13 to eligible devices today. The update will land on iPhones from the 6S and above and will bring long-awaited new features like dark mode and expanded privacy controls.
“iOS 13 brings new capabilities to the apps you use every day, with rich updates to Photos and Maps, and privacy-protecting features like Sign In with Apple, all while delivering faster performance,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We’re excited for customers to experience what’s coming to iPhone this fall and can’t wait for them to see how great everything looks in Dark Mode.”
Apple has also moved up iOS 13.1 to September 24 from September 30. The reason? Bugs. Apple’s new iPhones will ship with iOS 13.0 tomorrow, an experience that has been panned by reviewers as being full of bugs. Users have reported crashes, hangs, and random reboots in use. It’s also worth noting the US Department of Defense (via INC) sent the following email to its users:
DOD Mobility strongly encourages you to NOT update, to avoid known Apple iOS 13 bugs. Apple is expected to release iOS 13.1 at the end of September 2019 to address bugs. DMUC users can expect follow-on messaging within the next two weeks with updated guidance.
With 13.0 being as buggy as it is, the firm likely wants to push all its users to the most stable version of iOS 13 as soon as it can. If you have an iPhone 6S or later, you’d probably be fine waiting a few more days as well. Otherwise, you can download iOS 13.0 now.