Apple normally releases operating system updates at nearly the same time, but this year, the Cupertino tech giant is scheduled to release updates to every operating system for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod and Mac at different times.

Here’s when the updates will arrive to every Apple operating system, as per Macworld:

  • iOS

Apple has been testing iOS 13.1 for some time now, even before iOS 13 was released. That said, it’s important to note that iOS 13 will still be released ahead of iOS 13.1, but won’t be as feature-packed as the point update.

iOS 13 is scheduled to bring a lot of improvements to iPhones on Sept. 19, including Dark Mode, improvements to Siri and a lot more. Apple Arcade will also be launched on the same day, which means iPhone owners will get to subscribe to Apple’s game subscription service the same day they update to iOS 13.

iOS 13.1,which brings Shortcut Automations, Share ETA and Siri Parameters, among others, will be dropped for iPhones on Sept. 30.

  • iPadOS

Apple is set to drop iPadOS 13 for iPads on Sept. 30, the same day iOS 13.1 is released. iPadOS 13.1 is currently in testing, but Apple hasn’t given a release date for it just yet.

  • watchOS

Apple Watch Series 3 and 4 models will get watchOS 6 once it drops on Sept. 19. Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 models won’t receive the update unless Apple says so. The new Apple Watch Series 5 in aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and ceramic models will all come with watchOS 6 out of the box.

  • HomePod

The HomePod is also scheduled to receive a few updates this fall, but only one feature is expected to arrive on Sept. 30: Live Radio Stations. Other features such as Handoff, multi-user support and Ambient Sounds are simply set to arrive sometime “this fall.”

  • tvOS

Apple TV is scheduled to receive the tvOS 13 update on Sept. 30. The update will add multi-user support, lyrics in Apple Music, Apple Arcade support as well as support for Apple TV+. The update also adds support for Xbox and PlayStation 4 controllers.

  • macOS

Apple didn’t specify the exact release date for macOS Catalina, but the new macOS version is expected to arrive sometime in October.

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Apple will release operating system updates at different dates this year. AFP / Timothy A. CLARY