iOS 13 / 13.1 Release Date, iPhone 11 Branding, iPad And More Detailed In Supposed Internal Apple Document Leak
A supposedly leaked internal Apple document may have provided more answers on exactly what Apple will announce during its September 10th event.
The Apple Software Development Resources document, shared by Twitter account AppleBeta2019, is said to be an internal document that outlines Apple’s 2019 iPhone branding as well as future products and beta software releases.
According to the document we can expect the 2019 iPhones to be called the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. We’d heard similar naming conventions for a while although some had the largest premium iPhone simple being called iPhone 11 Max. We’ll find out next week which is right.
Interestingly, all three new iPhones are supposedly going to ship with iOS 13.1 installed, which is odd considering it has so far only seen one beta release. It’s possible that early iPhones will ship with iOS 13 installed and then future ones will have iOS 13.1 preloaded, but neither possibility is clear. The document also then goes on to say that iOS 13.0.1 will be release shortly after the new iPhones go on sale. To say things aren’t clear is an understatement.
Other tidbits include the arrival of a new Apple Watch on September 10th, arriving alongside the new iPhones. Two new iPads are also mentioned, although they aren’t expected to ship until October.
The releases of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 are said to be penciled in for September 23rd which seems odd. That would mean the software updates arriving after the iPhone 11 lineup is expected to go on sale. If previous cadences are anything to go by we’d expect them to launch on September 20th.
With all this said it’s impossible to confirm whether any of this is legitimate. Questions are being asked as to whether the document is real or not, and right now we’re firmly on the fence. We just can’t wait for all the questions to be answered by Apple in the coming days and weeks.