Apple today publishes the fourth developer and public beta versions of iOS 13.1 for evaluators. This comes after the release of the third beta version for developers last week. iOS 13.1 will officially launch later this month on September 30.
Apple Seeds iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Beta 4 To Developer And Public Beta Testers
If you’re up for it, the latest beta 4 of iOS 13.1 can be installed on your iPhone and iPad right now using a profile that is installed through the Apple Developer Center. In late August, Apple released the first beta of iOS 13.1 which was a surprise to many of us because iOS 13 has not been released to the public yet. Apple is planning to release iOS 13.1 two weeks after iOS 13 is available to the public, which is tomorrow, September 19.
The focus of iOS 13.1 is adding back features that were removed from iOS 13 beta testing, such as Shortcuts Automations and Share ETA in Maps. Both of those features are present in iOS 13.1.
Apple also says that with iOS 13.1 coming on September 30, AirDrop gets new directionally aware suggestions which are powered by the new U1 Ultra Wideband location chip in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
iOS 13 will be released to all devices tomorrow, September 19th, followed by iOS 13.1 on September 30th.
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