iOS 13.2 inches closer to launch with latest bug-squashing beta

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These are just a few of the new emoji coming.
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Progress on iOS 13.2’s public release has hit a blistering pace after Apple seeded the fourth beta build to developers today.

iOS 13.2 beta 4 arrived one week after Apple seeded beta 3 to developers. Apple’s website hinted that the public release could come by the end of the month, bringing new emoji, Siri features and more to iPhones and iPads very soon.

Along with iOS 13.2 beta 4, Apple also seeded watchOS 6.1 beta 5 and tvOS 13.2 beta 4 this morning. Registered developers can download iOS 13.2 beta 4 as an over-the-air update if you have the previous build on your device. If not, head to the online developer portal to add the proper installation profile to your device.

Public beta testers could get iOS 13.2 beta 4 as soon as later today.

What’s inside iOS 13.2?

Apple’s big iOS 13.2 update unlocks the Deep Fusion camera feature on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. Deep Fusion uses the A13 processor’s neural engine to perform pixel-by-pixel processing of an image to enhance detail, enrich colors and remove noise.

iOS 13.2 also adds over 50 new emoji characters and unlocks new gender and skin tone combinations for old characters. New characters include a sloth, flamingo, orangutan, skunk, waffle, falafel, butter garlic, guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm, a prosthetic leg and many more.

Some of the minor additions in iOS 13.2 include new privacy settings for Apple’s Research app. Tweaks were also made to the volume bar in Control Center to shows when you’re connected to AirPods. It also brings back the Announce Messages with ‌Siri‌ feature that was pulled from iOS 13.