Following weeks of beta testing the newest software update for iOS 13, Apple has finally launched it to the public.
Apple has launched iOS 13.2 to the public, making this the second major update to the mobile operating system since iOS 13 launched in the middle of September. It’s primarily meant to fix any lingering bugs in the system, and will provide some improvements to general usability as well. However, iOS 13.2 is worthwhile in that the software also welcomes one of the most anticipated new features for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max: Deep Fusion.
This is a camera-focused feature meant to improve photos taken in medium-to-low-light scenarios. It’s possible thanks in part to iOS 13, but mostly because of the A13 Bionic processor Apple equipped in its newest iPhones. Thanks to machine learning the feature will work in the background, working to get the best possible picture from a variety of shots and exposures.
New features and functionality
Deep Fusion is specific to iPhone 11 models along with the ability to change video resolution and frame rate controls while recording a video with the stock Camera app. There are other new features for everyone, however. iOS 13.2 introduces over 70 new emojis into the software, including a range of Accessibility options, new animals like a sloth, flamingo, and others. iOS 13.2 also tweaks the process for deleting and rearranging apps on the Home screen.
iOS 13.2 also introduces the ability to delete Siri and Dictation history. The new software also welcomes Announce Messages With Siri, which allows the digital assistant to read incoming messages aloud without having to unlock the device.
And finally, iOS 13.2 has also hinted at the incoming arrival of new noise-cancelling (and water-resistant) “AirPods Pro” truly wireless headphones. (Which is now official!) iOS 13.2 officially adds AirPods Pro support to the mobile operating system.
Here’s a video showing off the new features:
As is par for the course, iOS 13.2 is a free upgrade. It’s available to download and install now.
Apple also released the corresponding iPadOS 13.2 update. It’s also free and available to install now.
In the unlikely event that Apple has added any additional features with the public launch of iOS 13.2, we will update this post accordingly. The full changelog for iOS 13.2 is available below:
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. 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.
- Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture multiple images at various exposures, run a pixel-by-pixel analysis, and fuse the highest quality parts of the images together resulting in photos with dramatically better texture, details, and reduced noise, especially for mid to low light scenes
- Ability to change the video resolution directly from the Camera app for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji
- Announce Messages with Siri to read your incoming messages aloud to your AirPods
- AirPods Pro support
- HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection
- HomeKit enabled routers put you in control of what your HomeKit accessories communicate with over the internet or in your home
- Privacy settings to control whether or not to help improve Siri and Dictation by allowing Apple to store audio of your Siri and Dictation interactions
- Option to delete your Siri and Dictation history from Siri Settings
This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:
- Fixes an issue that may prevent passwords from autofilling in 3rd party apps
- Resolves an issue that may prevent the keyboard from appearing when using Search
- Addresses an issue where swipe to go home might not work on iPhone X and later
- Fixes an issue where Messages would only send a single notification when the option to repeat alerts was enabled
- Addresses an issue where Messages may display a phone number instead of a contact name
- Resolves an issue that caused Contacts to launch to the previously opened contact instead of the contact list
- Fixes an issue that may prevent Markup annotations from being saved
- Resolves an issue where saved notes could temporarily disappear
- Fixes an issue where iCloud Backup might not successfully complete after tapping Backup Now in Settings
- Improves performance when using AssistiveTouch to activate App Switcher
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