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Apple pushes up release date of iPadOS and iOS 13.1 by a week

Apple released iOS 13 today, as the company promised it would do after it announced new iPhones earlier this month. The company had also promised that it would release iOS 13.1, alongside the first public build of iPadOS, on September 30.

That's changing though, as Apple has pushed up the release dates by almost a week. You'll now be able to get iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 on September 24. It's possible that the Cupertino firm is responding to reports of bugs in iOS 13, or it's just that iOS 13.1 is coming along more quickly than expected.

Aside from fixes, iOS 13.1 includes some features that didn't make it into the public release of iOS 13, such as the Share ETA button in Maps, Siri Shortcuts automations, and audio sharing. Another thing that won't make its debut until iOS 13.1 is the feature that allows lyrics to be displayed in Apple Music as the song is playing.

Today's news will also benefit those buying the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro series, since those devices will ship with iOS 13. If you're not getting your new phone until after September 24, restoring from an iCloud backup if your previous phone was on the beta just got a lot easier.

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