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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