Apple hints iOS 13.2 launching before Oct. 30

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iOS 13 logo on an iPhone 11
iOS 13.2 will improve the iPhone 11 camera, along with other enhancements.
Photo: Apple/Cult of Mac

The next iPhone update will be iOS 13.2, and it might be out before the end of this month. A feature of the recently-announced Beats Solo Pro headphones requires this version, and the accessory debuts next week.

Version 13.2 brings dozens of additional emoji, and also adds Deep Fusion camera technology to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series.


iOS 13.2 release date revealed. Maybe. Possibly.

Apple’s slip-up suggesting that its next iPhone update will out in a week or so comes on the official Beats Solo Pro product page. The description says “they instantly set up—just unfold the headphones to power on—and then automatically connect to your Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.” This statement references a footnote that reads “Requires an iCloud account and macOS 10.14.6, iOS 13.2, watchOS 6.0, or later versions.”

Beats Solo Pro is scheduled to reach customers’ hands Wednesday, October 30. And many users won‘t experience that instant setup Apple promises unless iOS 13.2 is available on that date.

All that said, of course these headphones could launch before this operating system version is released. But it’s likely Apple is at least trying to have iOS 13.2 available for Beats Solo Pro users on launch day.

Especially as this version has been in beta testing for weeks. The first pre-release version was introduced at the beginning of this month, and it has been followed by two more. A fourth beta could be out tomorrow.

It’s entirely possible this‘ll be followed by the final iOS 13.2 version next week.