iOS 13 : the functions are incompatible with some iPhone and iPad

There are a lot of new features in iOS 13 and iPadOS but a handful won’t work with all the iPhone and iPad. Without speaking of services, independent of the material, which will not be initially offered in the United States (read iOS 13 : getting started to Look Around, the Street View from Apple for Plans).


It is too early to expect from Apple with a definitive list of what is compatible with what, but it has already provided some information.


First, on the general compatibility of the two systems.




  • iPadOS : iPad Air 2 and 3, iPad mini 4 and 5, iPad 5, and 6, all of the iPad Pro




  • iOS 13 : iPod touch, 2019, iPhone, iPhone 6s, 7, 8, X, XR and XS




Then on functions in particular.


Stickers Memojis : all devices compatible with iOS 13, and equipped with a processor A9 — excluded the iPad mini 4 (2015) and the iPad Air 2 (2014) based on the A8, will be able to generate stickers from a face that you have composed. This gallery of visual (non-animated) will be usable everywhere where you can enter text (read also iOS 13 : the stickers mémojis see further than the Apple platforms).


A new app, “Memoji Stickers”, allows you to generate stickers from a face that has been assembled

However, TrueDepth remains essential to create animations of faces where the features move according to your head movements and your facial expression recorded by the camera.


Editing of videos : the videos will be edited like photos. Return a movie is finally possible in 2019 ! You can also apply colour filters, correct perspectives and all on videos filmed up until 4K at 60 fps or with the slow motion at 1080p and 240 i/s. it is guaranteed for the iPhone, XR and XS, but Apple warns from the outset that for previous models it is necessary to expect restrictions.


Changing the perspective and adding a filter on a 4K video with a XR

Portrait Mode : the lighting on photos taken in Portrait mode can be adjusted… provided you have the iPhone XR and XS.


Audio : Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus,… the supported audio formats for movies and trailers increase but it will take iPhone, XR and XS, or the iPad Pro launched in 2018.


HomeKit and cameras domestic : cameras compatible HomeKit will be able to offer to store their records on iCloud. Only the people associated with your iCloud account will have access to view them.


This storage function requires to have a hub HomeKit (Apple TV HD/4K, HomePod, or iPad) to communicate with the camera as well as a subscription plan iCloud, 200 Gb (3 €/month) if one has only a single camera, or 2 Tb (10 €/month) to store the stream of 2 to 5 cameras.


The interesting point is that Apple does count not in your capacity iCloud storage, the space taken by these files videos. It is offered, and there will be a historic gliding over 10 days. Netatmo (subsidiary of Legrand), and Logitech have been cited as one of the partners of this function.


Share audio : listen to the same music in two, each with its wireless headphones will be possible. Provided you have the AirPods (1 and 2), of the Powerbeats Pro and a iPhone 8, iPod touch, 2019, iPad Pro to 10.5″, iPad Pro, 11″, iPad Pro with 12.9″ 2017, iPad 5 (2017) and 6 (2018), iPad Air 2019 and iPad mini 2019 (read iOS 13 : the sharing audio is not finished but it works).



ARKit 3 : the tools of augmented reality Apple will make a leap , but it will take material to be very recent to enjoy it : processor A12 sensor and TrueDepth. This reduces the field of possible iPad Pro 2018 and iPhone XR and XS.


Even the iPhone X is absent. There is still a novelty to the scope of its A11 : real-time monitoring of 1 to 3 faces. Apple citing apps from Memoji and Snapchat. We can imagine a video chat where the iPhone will replace the faces of three people placed in front of him. Currently we can only do that with a single face at the same time.


Voice Control : control your iPhone or iPad by voice has been enhanced. Either on the detection of a flow between a text and a command to execute, the navigation in the interface or the quality of the recognition. In the beginning it will only be for the English version of the speech recognition engine of Apple.


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