Reportedly Leaked Apple Document Indicates iPhone 11 Series Branding, New iPad Models To Launch in October


Apple is set to launch its 2019 iPhone lineup on the 10th of September 2019, with three new models set to be in the pipeline. While the official naming convention of the upcoming iPhones is yet to be confirmed, a supposedly leaked Apple document name drops the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max monikers. The internal document also mentions the release schedule of iOS 13 and iPadOS for compatible devices. Another interesting thing to note is that there is also mention of Apple Watch Series 5 and two new iPad models that are set to go official later this year.

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The leaked Apple document, which is titled “Apple Software Development Resource”, was supposedly created for the company’s Development Engineering Team and retail employees. As per the document, iPhone 11 (N104), iPhone 11 Pro (D42), and iPhone 11 Pro Max (D43) will ship with iOS 13.1. All older models dating back to the iPhone 6S will reportedly receive the iOS 13 update in October. iOS 12.4.1 is expected to be the final software build for the iPhone 6, and they will be removed from the update development programme on the 30th of September.

The document also states that Apple will be releasing two new iPad tablets with the model numbers A2068 and A2198 that will run iPadOS 13.0 upon release in October. Older models compatible with iPadOS such as the iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, and iPad mini 5 will receive the iPadOS 13 update in October, while the iPadOS 13.0.1 beta testing will begin following their launch. Also, iOS 12.4 will be the last iOS version for the older iPad models that are not compatible with iPadOS, and they will be un-signed from the development program on the 30th of September 2019.

Apple is also expected to unveil the Watch Series 5 later this month which will include four variants with the model numbers A2156, A2157, A2092, and A2093. The Apple Watch Series 5 models will run watchOS 6 upon launch, while the older models will get the watchOS 6 update after the 23rd of September 2019. Beta testing for the watchOS 6.1 is set to begin following the launch of Apple Watch Series 5.

macOS 10.15 and tvOS 13 are also expected to releas later this month. Incremental security updates for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iPadOS will be released in October, while the stable rollout of iOS 13.1 is also expected to kick off later that month. Lastly, iOS 13.2 beta is set to make its way to compatible iPhone models in November.

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