This week’s top stories: 2020 iPhone rumors, iOS 13.1, ceramic Apple Watch Series 5, more

In this week’s top stories: Apple releases iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to the public, more details on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, speculation on the 2020 iPhones begins, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

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Now that the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have been available for over week, we’ve learned quite a bit more about the new devices. For instance, we saw a 4-way Night mode test that crowed the iPhone 11 the best choice compared to current Android offerings.

Meanwhile, we did our own Night mode test with the iPhone 11, and praised the resulting pictures. Be sure to check out our full gallery right here.

Despite the fact that the iPhone 11 has only been available for a week, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was out on Wednesday with a new report on the 2020 iPhone lineup. According to Kuo, next year’s iPhone will look a lot like the iPhone 4 as Apple looks to significantly redesign the iPhone 11 chassis.

Apple this week released iOS 13.1 to the public, which includes numerous bug fixes and performance improvements compared to iOS 13. There are also new features such as Shortcuts Automations, Share ETA in Maps, and a new AirDrop interface for iPhone 11 users.

This week also marked the introduction of tvOS 13 as well as iPadOS 13.1. tvOS 13 includes new features such as multi-user support, a redesigned Home screen, and more. iPadOS 13.1 is the first public release of iPadOS, packing features such as external storage support, Dark Mode, and more.

Amazon this week made several notable announcements for its Alexa range of accessories. Perhaps most notable are the Echo Buds. These are Amazon’s competitors to AirPods, packing 5 hour battery life, noise cancellation, built-in Alexa, and more for $129. However, one Amazon executive made an unfortunate mistake when promoting the new Echo Buds.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.

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iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are here, and Zac and Benjamin have first week impressions on Night mode, the new ultra wide camera, and more. iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 13.1 for iPad are also out along with tvOS 13 for Apple TV, and there are new features to unpack.

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Stacktrace Podcast #55 |

Reviews of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and the Apple Watch Series 5 — as well as search engine optimization, what goes into releasing a new open source project, and the science of pizza.

Stacktrace by 9to5Mac is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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