Apple Releases iOS 13.1 and iPadOS

After disseminating iOS 13 a week previously, the iOS 13.1 has been rolled out as expected. The original schedule for the release was September 30th and the date has been moved out to quickly eliminate bugs found in iOS 13. One significant change is that the U1 Ultra Wideband chip is enabled by the iOS 13.1. This allows users to put another iPhone at the top of the AirDrop list by pointing the devices to one another. Also, once the Apple Tags tracking tool is released, the U1 chip should help users to find any tagged unit. Another feature of the iOS 13.1 is that users can share their ETA (estimated time of arrival) to others using the Maps. For editing purposes, users can record videos with invisible backgrounds.

Apple also rolls out the iPadOS, which is a new operating system for its iPad tablet line. Compared to iOS, the iPadOS is more optimized for tablet layout and experience. There are various new capabilities that come with the initial release of iPadOS. As an example, users can add app icons to the homepage. Users could swipe the QWERTY keyboard or make it smaller, so more of the display can be shown. Slide Over is improved to make multitasking smoother. With Split View, two apps can be shown on both halves of the display.

It’s now easier to highlight text on the iPad and users only need to scroll over the section of the text that they want to highlight. There are also new finger gestures to cut and paste content. The iPadOS shares some of the iOS 13 features such as the Dark Mode, video editing and improved Photos app. With the video editing feature, users can reduce noise, sharpen image and customize white balance. The Safari browser of the iPadOS now loads the desktop version of the website. It’s easy to update your iPhone and iPad. You only need to go to Settings> General> Software update.

The iOS 13.1 update also offers various minor improvements. According to Emojipedia, the iOS 13.1 updates 24 emojis, such as making some animals more accurate anatomically. As an example, the squid’s siphon has been moved to the back, so it makes more sense anatomically. The mosquito emoji now has six legs, instead of five. Unfortunately, iOS 13.1 doesn’t include all 230 new emojis offered by the Emoji 12.0. However, Apple says that we could expect them this fall.