iOS 13.1 Beta 1 & iPadOS 13.1 Beta 1 Released for Testing
Apple has released the first developer beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to users who are enrolled in the iPhone and iPad beta testing programs.
The issuing of a first point release beta could suggest that development of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 has finished already (with the last version being iOS 13 beta 8), and thus Apple may be moving forward with beta testing the next scheduled release version. It could also mean that Apple is simply beta testing two future versions of iOS and iPadOS at the same time.
It’s unclear if the accompanying public beta build will stay labeled as iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 or be released as iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1. Regardless, a public beta build typically soon follows a developer beta build after release.
Users who are enrolled in the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 developer beta testing programs will find the latest iOS 13.1 developer beta and iPadOS 13 developer beta build available to download now from the “Software Update” section of the Settings app.
iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 developer betas include a few features that were removed from prior iOS 13 beta builds, including some capabilities for Shortcuts, and some updated dynamic wallpapers.
iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 include a variety of new features, including Dark Mode, revisions to built-in apps like Photos, Notes, and Reminders, enhanced Files app with support for SMB sharing and external drives, new multitasking capabilities for iPad, and more.
Separately, Apple has released the ninth beta versions of watchOS 6 and eighth beta version of tvOS 13 to users beta testing system software on their Apple Watch and Apple TV, respectively. As of writing, there is not yet a new beta update available to MacOS Catalina.
The most recent final stable build of iOS available is currently iOS 12.4.1.
Apple has said that iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 will be released to the public this fall.