iOS 13.1 and iPadOS launching September 24, tvOS 13 at end of month

Apple has today released iOS 13 for the iPhone, and watchOS 6 for the Apple Watch, and you can see our roundups for an overview of the new features you can start using right now. However, there’s a lot more still to come as Apple is staggering the software update schedule this year.

There are more features for the iPhone already previewed, and entire OS updates coming over the next month or so. Here’s what Apple has announced so far.

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iOS 13.1 and Beyond

Apple will be releasing iOS 13.1 on September 24. This update will include a lot of bug fix and reliability changes to address unfixed issues present in iOS 13.0. It will also bring several new features for iPhone users including Share ETA in Apple Maps, tweaks to the volume HUD, new animated icons in the Home app, and Shortcuts Automations.

Apple has said that HomeKit Secure Video, the feature where you can save video recordings from your HomeKit cameras to your iCloud storage automatically, is destined to arrive before the end of this year. Other iOS features coming later this year include Screen Time limits for individual contacts, Announce Messages with Siri, and iCloud folder sharing. Advanced neural network photography algorithms called ‘Deep Fusion’ will also be coming as an iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro exclusive feature.


Apple split off the iOS update for iPad into a separate software operating system train this year called ‘iPadOS’. iPadOS brings upgrades to the Files app, new multitasking capabilities like Slide Over Expose, new productivity text-editing gestures and more. It also includes all the iPhone iOS 13 features like Dark Mode and the new Reminders app.

Apple has said that iPadOS will ship on September 24, which we believe will really be iPadOS 13.1. This means all the Apple Arcade games will also become available on iPad on that day.

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