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Latest iOS 13 update fixes problems in Mail, Health, iCloud and more


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iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.1 brought a truckload of new features, but also plenty of bugs Apple has been busily evicting.
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Apple continues the lengthy bug hunt in its iPhone and iPad operating systems. iOS 13.1.3 fixes ten problems that made it through the three previous versions introduced in less than a month.

iPadOS 13.1.3, also debuting today, takes care of some of these for tablet users.

iOS 13.1.2 is already out with big bug fixes


iPad Pro with iPadOS 13.1.2
Apple is bombarding people with iPad and iPhone updates. Here’s iPadOS 13.1.2.
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iOS 13 brought big changes and version 13.1 added some more, but Apple sure isn’t resting on its laurels — the company quickly rushed out iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2. Anyone greedy for more new features is in for a disappointment, as this is entirely a bug-fix update.

This marks the fourth new iOS version in two weeks, and the third iPadOS version since Tuesday.

Swift code usage more than doubles with iOS 13


Swift usage is on the rise again.
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Apple’s own programming language is slowly taking over its mobile operating systems. iOS 13 contains more than twice as much Swift as iOS 12, according to research from Alexandre Colucci.

A huge number of Apple’s own apps and features now contain Swift binaries. A total of 141 have been uncovered in Apple’s most recent iOS 13.1 release.

iOS 13 bug is a ‘total game killer’ for Fortnite and PUBG


Think twice before making the jump to iOS 13.
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Don’t upgrade to iOS 13 if you love playing Fortnite or PUBG on your iPhone or iPad.

Gamers quickly discovered that iOS 13’s new three-finger gesture interrupts gameplay. While players try to aim and move with a 4 finger claw-like input method it brings up a new text editing bar that prevents you from doing anything so you’re just a sitting duck for opponents.

iOS 13 is out now, but here’s why you might wait to install it


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iOS 13 is loaded with new features.
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The long wait for the next version of iOS is finally over. Apple just released the upgrade to iOS 13 to iPhone users, bringing Dark Mode, a better version of Safari, and lots more improvements.

iPad users won’t get their version until next week. And even iPhone owners might consider holding off until that same time.

iOS 13 flaw exposes all your contacts data


Find My Friends
Keep your iPhone close by.
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A newly-discovered flaw in iOS 13 lets anyone access your contacts without your passcode.

It takes just a few simple steps to bypass your iPhone’s lockscreen and see every phone number, email address, and physical address you have saved. But a fix is already on the way.

Apple seeds iOS 13 GM to developers before Sept. 19 launch


iOS 13 lands on iPhones and iPads on September 13.
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iOS 13 GM  — the final beta build of iOS 13 and iPad OS 13 — finally arrived today, after Apple revealed the public launch date for the huge software update.

After its big iPhone 11 keynote today, Apple said iOS 13 will launch on September 19. That’s one day before new iPhones hit stores. Developers can already get the launch version, though, thanks to the iOS 13 GM seed Apple released today alongside iOS 13.1 beta 3.

Apple unleashes iPhone 11 Pro with XDR display, Ultra Wide camera


iPhone 11 Pro
It's the toughest iPhone yet. And it comes in new colors!
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The iPhone upgrade you’ve been waiting all year for has finally landed.

Apple today unleashed iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, with huge camera improvements, an improved Super Retina XDR display, and an even faster A13 Bionic chip. They’re also some of its toughest handsets yet.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 iPhone lineup.