I find text cursor placement in iOS 13 a vast improvement over the same in iOS 12. The team clearly recognized the problem of your finger blocking your target, giving you the ability to easily grab and drag the text cursor from place to place, making the “drag cursor” both large and a bit raised so your finger doesn’t get in your way.
As Benjamin Mayo points out in the video below, text selection is a different beast. I find this true, especially when you try to select text or place the cursor in the Safari address bar.
Watch, judge for yourself.