Apple Releases iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 13, and macOS Catalina Beta 2

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Apple, Dev, Mobile, iOS, iPadOS, Mac and macOS, Music + Videos, Apple Watch with 9 Comments

Two weeks after the initial beta releases, Apple has issued iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 13, and macOS Catalina Beta 2 to developers.

As you may recall, Apple announced iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS 13, watchOS, and macOS Catalina (and more) at its WWDC 2019 press conference in early June.

The key release here, of course, is iOS 13, and Mehedi wrote up a nice hands-on preview of that system if you want a quick overview of the new features. For Beta 2, new features include SMB file share connectivity and APFS  drive support in the Files app, a Portrait Mode lighting slider in the Camera app, ScreenTime Downtime settings sync with Apple Watch, various tweaks to the in-box apps, an updated CarPlay Now Playing design, and more. As notably, Apple’s tvOS 13 Beta adds picture-in-picture (PiP) support.

The Beta 2 releases are available only to developers via the Apple Developer Program, which is $99 per year. Those interested in public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina will need to wait until July, as those releases are expected after the Beta 3 milestones are reached. Each product is expected to ship in September alongside new iPhones and other hardware.

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Comments (9)

9 responses to “Apple Releases iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 13, and macOS Catalina Beta 2”

  1. Aaron44126

    It is watchOS 6, not watchOS 13...

  2. karlinhigh

    SMB file share connectivity sounds promising. In the past, getting files copied out of the iOS ecosystem has been... difficult.

  3. Atoqir

    The beta is available over the air.

    Just find and open the iOS beta mobile config file (hint: it is everywhere). Install the profile.

    If you go to software update the beta will install.

    Saves some money :)

  4. htorres

    Am I going to be able to update my 6th generation iPad with new iPadOS ?

  5. robinwilson16

    You can now download the beta profile from for beta 2 so no need to do a full install of the IPSW. Installing now. Looking forward to trying dark mode.

  6. dontbe evil

    this news is more interesting

  7. getgotours

    I cannot imagine where these phone imorovements will end up in. I believe there would be a day that these phones will beat up even the dlsr. I am a Sri Lankan tour operator who will benefit a lot from these kind of phones as we take pics often, to show travellers and upload on site , as it helps to provide best Sri Lanka holiday deals to the customers.

  8. nitant

    These gadgets are getting smarter day by day... Amazing gosnoopy