Apple pushes up iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to September 24th

iOS 13.0 was just released and Apple is already pushing up the release date for  both iOS 13.1 and iPadOS. Both updates will go live on September 24th instead of the original September 30th release date. 

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iOS 13.1 will bring several features that, for some reason, weren’t released with the initial iOS 13 release. To include automated Siri Shortcut actions, a share ETA feature in Apple Maps, and data separation for enterprise devices.  Apple also promises that 13.1 will bring general bug fixes.   iOS 13.1 will have a fix for a lockscreen bypass exploit in iOS 13 as well, which is apparently a pretty big hole in the security of the current hardware.

Other features announced for iOS 13, such as AirPod sharing and new HomeKit features,  won’t  appear with iOS 13.1 either, but they are promised for sometime later this fall.

iPadOS is the big  software update for Apple’s iPads, unlike iOS, which will remain the software for iPhone and iPod touch devices. This is the first time that Apple is splitting its mobile operating systems. From here on out, iPadOS will be developed as a separate branch of software that shares a common base with the existing MacOS, watchOS, iOS and tvOS platforms.

Apple iPhone 11 Available For Preorder

This year’s new iPhone models are now available for preorder. In previous years, Apple would open pre-orders at 3 a.m. EST., however this year they  moved that time up to 5:00 AM EST, More than likely to make it easier for people to buy its new phones. There were a number of Apple customers who tweeted that Apple's pre-order website didn't go live on time, but as of writing this, the preorder website is currently live.

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The iPhone 11 starts at $699, $50 cheaper than last year's iPhone XR, and offers a new ultra-wide angle lens in addition to a standard wide angle camera. It has a 6.1-inch display. The iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 and is slightly smaller with a 5.8-inch screen, the same size as last year's iPhone XS. It has a third 2x zoom camera. The iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099 and has a 6.5-inch display, the same size as last year's iPhone XS Max.