iOS 13.2 beta 1 brings Deep Fusion to iPhone 11

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The iPhone 11 Pro's excellent camera is about to get even better.
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Deep Fusion support on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max is finally available for testing if you’re an iOS developer. Apple’s latest computational photography feature adds even more detail to pictures by combining multiple images into a single shot.

Apple seeded the first iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 betas to developers this morning after teasing the release yesterday.

Registered developers can grab iOS 13.2 beta 1 and iPadOS 13.2 beta 1 from the online developer portal. Once you add the new installation profile to your iPhone or iPad, the update can then be installed from the Software Update section in the Settings app.

Apple also released tvOS 13.2 beta 1 and watchOS 6.1 beta 2 to developers today.

What’s inside iOS 13.2?

Unfortunately, the iOS 13.2 beta 1 release notes look pretty light on details about new features in the update. Apple told us about Deep Fusion, but you’ll need one of the new 2019 iPhones to try that out. New emoji might also be in the update, along with the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

iOS 13.2 also lets Siri default to third-party apps when texting or making phone calls. Once developers implement this functionality, Siri will identify which services (like WhatsApp) you use most frequently to send messages or make calls, and then automatically use that instead of the Messages app.

We’ll find out more about the new goodies inside iOS 13.2 once we get it installed on our devices. (We’re rushing to do that right now.)