Following the official release of iOS 13 happened in yesterday (along with that of WatchOS 6). Apple developers indicate that the 13.1 update of iOS was brought forward by a week. With the release initially scheduled for 30 September, now it will be available on September 24th. The official launch of iPadOS was also brought forward to September 24th.
Apple iOS 13.1 is coming next week
At the moment we do not know why Apple has decided to launch the release of the new version earlier than expected but it is likely that the tests on beta versions that has been already available for weeks, have given particularly satisfactory results to make the developers confident enough to anticipate about the release of public versions in about a week.
Recall that iOS 13.1 and iPad OS 13.1 include several features announced at WWDC 2019. But eventually removed from iOS 13 and iPadOS during the beta testing period.
In particular, the release of iOS 13 does not include sharing ETA in Apple Maps. Automation for running shortcuts and new animations for the volume of connected earphones or speakers. Alongside a new HomeKit icons within the Home app.
This may not be a major upgrade and with the importance of the version presented yesterday. However, it is necessary to improve and consolidate iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
It is worth to mention that Apple’s newest iPhones, the $699 iPhone 11, $999 11 Pro and $1,099 11 Pro Max, has arrived in stores today, but if you have an older iPhone, you can already download iOS 13. And starting Tuesday, you’ll also be able to download the iOS 13.1 update. As well as the new release for iPadOS software tailored for Apple’s tablets.