20 September 2019
Apple hasn’t yet made the public release of the iOS 13 available to the users and it has now started releasing the iOS 13.1 update for testing purposes. Apple is said to have an event to hold on September 10 where we could see new versions of the company’s operating systems for different platforms getting released alongside the new iPhone models but it appears, meanwhile Apple has some other plans.
Apple hasn’t mistaken while seeding the first beta of the iOS 13.1 to the testers. And the new features introduced are proof of the same. Reportedly, iPadOS 13.1 has also been seeded.
It’s expected that most of the features that got cut from iOS 13 will be back in 13.1.
Federico Viticci, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of MacStoriesNet shares on Twitter what he spotted. According to Viticci, iOS 13.1 restores Shortcuts automation and the ability to run shortcuts inside the Home app.
Several other Twitter users also corroborated that iOS 13.1 does bring Shortcuts automation. With this feature, you can create personal automation from the Shortcuts app to have certain actions performed when specific conditions occur.
Some even replied that they can see AirPods audio sharing feature after the update. There’s also a little addition like a new AirPods volume indicator, fresh HomeKit icons, and options of mapping a right mouse button to 3D Touch functions.
It’s unknown why Apple has released a new version of the iOS 13 when the version was supposed to get finalized and released publically sooner. It’s possible that iOS 13 might have brought some bugs that could only be eradicated with a significant update.