Apple’s event is over and as we dig through a mountain of information a few things have come to light:

  • iOS 13 will be available on September 19 as a free software update for iPhone 6s and later. Additional software features will be available on September 30 with iOS 13.1.
  • watchOS 6 will be available for Apple Watch Series 3 and later on September 19 and for Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 later this fall.
  • iPadOS ships for free with the new seventh-generation iPad and will be available as a free software update on September 30 for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.
  • macOS Catalina will be available in October

Interestingly it looks as though Apple will be staggering the release of the OS depending on the device age.