Each June Apple holds it's World Wide Developers Conference. While aimed at developers, it makes announcements about upcoming products and new versions of it's operating systems (OS) that should be of interest to anyone with Apple devices.
This year it announced iOS 13 (the next version of iOS for iPhones), iPadOS (a new variant of iOS aimed at iPads), MacOS Catalina (the next version of the OS for the entire Mac lineup), and WatchOS 6 (the next version of the OS for Apple Watches) and tvOS 13 (the OS for Apple TV).
Read More to find out if your Apple device(s) will be getting the upgrades, or whether you should look at replacing your devices to stay supported (and secure).
iOS / iPadOS 13
A key item is the products that will run iOS 13 (and iPadOS).
If you currently use one of the following devices, then you're all good for getting the upgrade, and continuing to have a supported device for another 12 months. If however you use an older device, then it's time to start thinking about replacing it post October as it means no new security updates that come with the new version of iOS.
Some of the changes announced are -
For more on the new features, you can search "iOS 13 new features" on Google or Bing, or read one of the many articles written about them here.
The next version of MacOS will be called Catalina. The list of supported Macs follows, and if you're still using a Mac that isn't on the list, then it would be time to start looking at replacing it around October when Catalina is released.
Some of the changes announced for the next version include -
watchOS 6 is the next release for Apple Watch. It will support the following models -
Some of the new features include -
No indication of which Apple TV devices were supported was provided.
Some of the new features announced are -