Developers get their mitts on updated iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 betas

Developers get their mitts on updated iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 betas


iPadOS Home Screen
Just a glance at the new home screen shows that iPadOS 13 is going to bring real change.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s process for pre-testing its operating systems continues to roll along. Developers can now download a fourth beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

Not to be left out, there are also fresh betas for tvOS and watchOS.

With the release so recent it’s not yet known if these betas include new features, of if they just fix the many bugs still remaining in these operating systems.

Plenty of enhancements to iPadOS have already been announced, beyond just a name change to the version of iOS for iPad. This will be the first able to fully access external USB drives, and there’s also mouse support.

There are fewer changes in iOS 13 for iPhone, but it will still bring some improvements.

iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 betas only for devs for now

At present, all four of these new pre-release versions are only for those who’ve paid to be in Apple’s developer program. Based on the company’s previous actions, it’ll be another week until the general public can access them.

With a notable exception: Apple Watch has never been part of the Apple Beta Software Program that allows the public access to pre-release software. So for right now, watchOS 6 is just for developers.



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