What’s new with iOS 13.x
Apple has released the first developer beta for iOS 13.1. The beta offers many changes that we will cover with the post-13.0 update, including many features that had previously been removed from betas. This was in part due to Apple refinining some of these features, but they will eventually make their way into users’ hands.
- Here are some of the notable changes with iOS 13.1 beta 1?
- Shortcut Automations: Automations were removed from the iOS 13 beta but seem to make a return in iOS 13.1.
- AirPods Volume Indicator: When you connect a pair of AirPods, you will now see an AirPods icon inside the volume toggles whenever you adjust it.
- Improved Mouse support: The mouse function with the iPad now supports the right click functionality.
- HEVC changes: Apple added new HEVC encoding with alpha channels.
- Apple Maps collections: There will now be a prompt warning you when you try to delete Apple Map collections.
- New HomeKit Icons: The icons in the Home app have been redone with more detailed finishes.
- TestFlight Indicator: The TestFlight indicator is now a much brighter yellow dot next to the app name.
- Apple Watch app: Within the Apple Watch app in the iPhone, the the Display and Test Size has been renamed to Display & Brightness.
- Shared ETA: The ability to share ETAs, or estimated time of arrival, has returned to iOS 13.1. This was another one of the features that was removed in the beta process.
- Dynamic Wallpapers: Apple has tweaked the look of the dynamic wallpapers. They now look differently with new color gradients, and, additionally, are now available to all iPhones, not just post-iPhone X devices.
- Fonts: There is now a section in the App Store for the font functionality that Apple promised with iOS 13.
- Reading Goals: There is a new toggle in iOS 13 that lets you set reading goals for Books.
- Nike Run Club app: The “Nike+ Run Club” app has been renamed “Nike Run Club.”
What is iOS 13, and will it work on my device?
iOS 13 is the 13th major iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system called iOS. The OS can run on the following iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices that are available as of this writing. Newer iOS devices released in late 2019 will likely have iOS 13 pre-installed.
- iPhone Xr
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s / 6s Plus
- iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPod touch (7th generation)