Apple Releases iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 13.2

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in iOS, iPadOS, Mobile with 11 Comments

Apple released yet another major update to the bug-ridden iOS 13, adding Deep Fusion camera tech and other new features. The firm also released related 13.2 versions of iPadOS and tvOS.

“iOS 13.2 introduces Deep Fusion, an advanced image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture images with dramatically better texture, detail, and reduced noise in lower light, on ‌iPhone 11‌, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max,” Apple’s release notes explain. “Additional features include updated and additional emoji, Announce Messages for ‌AirPods‌, support for ‌AirPods Pro‌, ‌HomeKit‌ Secure Video, ‌HomeKit‌ enabled routers, and new ‌Siri‌ privacy settings. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.”

The iOS 13.2 update also delivered a long-awaited multi-user feature to Apple’s HomePod, but the company had to pull that update after customers reported that it bricked their smart speakers. Apple’s software quality in iOS 13.x continues unabated, I see.

It’s also worth pointing out that the release notes for iOS 13.2 cover iPadOS 13.2 too, since these systems are basically identical. It’s unclear when or if that will ever change.

As for tvOS 13.2, Apple is mum on the changes, and beta testers reported no functional improvements. I assume we’ll declare this one a success if it doesn’t brick any devices.

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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Apple Releases iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 13.2”

  1. Skolvikings

    I feel Deep Fusion is a BIG DEAL. I took some sample shots last night after applying the update, mostly in low light conditions, and there was no noise. The photos looked incredible. I need to do some additional testing tonight after work, and want to compare similar photos with Deep Fusion enabled/disabled to truly compare, but in my initial testing, it's a great addition to iPhone photography.

  2. lvthunder

    I don't even know why you write stories about Apple. You are not unbiased about them. This update ships new features that weren't ready by time iOS 13 needed to ship. You ridicule them for making the decision to hold these features back until they are ready. And as for the Home Pod I don't see you making as big of a deal with Google that did the same thing.

  3. Cdorf

    Don't forget all the emoji added- I know how much you enjoy those

  4. jdawgnoonan

    I have been using iOS 13 since the Public Beta and I actually do not think it has been overly buggy before or after release. Have there been bugs? Yes. Which competitor releases major updates with fewer bugs? Microsoft? Google? No.

  5. Jeffsters

    Been running 13.2 since released in public beta and been VERY pleased. So fingers crossed.