iOS 13 GM seeded to developers before Sept. 19 launch

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iOS 13 lands on iPhones and iPads on September 13.
Photo: Apple

The final beta build of iOS 13 and iPad OS 13 is finally here just after Apple revealed the public launch date for the huge software update.

After its big iPhone 11 keynote today, Apple revealed iOS 13 will launch on September 19, the day before new iPhones hit stores. Developers can already get the launch version though thanks to the iOS 13 GM seed that was released today along with iOS 13.1 beta 3.

Registered developers can download the iOS 13 GM or iOS 13.1 beta 3 from Apple’s online developer portal. tvOS 13 beta 10 is also available along with macOS Catalina 10.15 beta 8. Apple didn’t give us a release date for either of those two updates yet.

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iOS 13 is officially ready for launch.
Photo: Apple

The iOS 13 GM Seed is the exact same build that Apple will release to the public. Apple’s last few builds of iOS 13 were finally stable enough for us to use on our main devices. If you’ve been holding off on trying iOS 13 until all the bugs are fixed, this is the best its going to get for now.

Release notes for iOS 13.1 beta 3 outline a number of small new features that have been added, including the ability to using the Audio Sharing feature with other iPhones and iPads instead of just AirPods. Mail added the ability to ignore blocked senders. There are also some changes to SwiftUI and UIKit.